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While there are many causes of glaucoma, most cases are associated with increased intraocular pressure. Loss of vision is usually characterized by a gradual reduction in peripheral vision, which can lead to a tunnel vision effect. Glaucoma affects approximately 100 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today. An estimated three million Americans have this sight-threatening disease. Because it is painless and advances gradually, many people who have glaucoma or elevated IOP have not been diagnosed. If detected and treated early, vision can usually be preserved.
Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

Study highlights complexity of childhood cancer survivors’ medical needs

Second Sight achieves milestone with conditional FDA approval to start Orion feasibility clinical trial

Second Sight achieves milestone with conditional FDA approval to start Orion feasibility clinical trial

Research findings potentially open door to new treatments for eye trauma and retinal disease

Research findings potentially open door to new treatments for eye trauma and retinal disease

Vision research using donated human tissue could help millions suffering from diabetic eye disease

Vision research using donated human tissue could help millions suffering from diabetic eye disease

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

New LF-OCT technology enables more accurate imaging of cellular processes in the eye

New LF-OCT technology enables more accurate imaging of cellular processes in the eye

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1.6 million grant to help African-American patients with glaucoma

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1.6 million grant to help African-American patients with glaucoma

Public service announcement encourages people to get tested for glaucoma

Public service announcement encourages people to get tested for glaucoma

Research suggests novel approach for encouraging regeneration in mouse retina

Research suggests novel approach for encouraging regeneration in mouse retina

CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

CUMC researchers capture first snapshot of key brain receptor in action

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

Researchers discover new role of enzyme in promoting self-destruction of axons

New stent technology could help preserve vision, reduce risks in glaucoma patients

New stent technology could help preserve vision, reduce risks in glaucoma patients

Researchers working towards developing novel stem cell approaches for glaucoma

Researchers working towards developing novel stem cell approaches for glaucoma

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

New contact lens therapy shows potential to impact rising prevalence of myopia in children

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma

UAB professor receives $1.5 million grant to explore links between circadian fluctuations and glaucoma

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help preserve visual neurons from cell death after injury

Electrical stimulation of the brain may help preserve visual neurons from cell death after injury

Study: Systemic therapy preserves vision of uveitis patients better than intraocular implant

Study: Systemic therapy preserves vision of uveitis patients better than intraocular implant

Scientists show ability to grow specific neurons for treatment of optic neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists show ability to grow specific neurons for treatment of optic neurodegenerative diseases

Newly-developed smart contact lens sensor may help diagnose diabetes and glaucoma

Newly-developed smart contact lens sensor may help diagnose diabetes and glaucoma

Researchers identify biomarker that could predict disease severity in glaucoma patients

Researchers identify biomarker that could predict disease severity in glaucoma patients