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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.
Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

Breakthrough Discovery about Glaucoma could Lead to New Treatments

Breakthrough Discovery about Glaucoma could Lead to New Treatments

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

Global burden of glaucoma higher in men than women, study reveals

Global burden of glaucoma higher in men than women, study reveals

‘Grade A’ all-American pot: The next big export?

‘Grade A’ all-American pot: The next big export?

California attempts to revive compassionate cannabis programs

California attempts to revive compassionate cannabis programs

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

New treatment could make passing kidney stones faster and less painful

New treatment could make passing kidney stones faster and less painful

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Glaucoma risk increased by air pollution

Glaucoma risk increased by air pollution

Air pollution associated with greater risk of glaucoma

Air pollution associated with greater risk of glaucoma

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens

Understanding how pressure is regulated in the eye could lead to new treatments for glaucoma

Understanding how pressure is regulated in the eye could lead to new treatments for glaucoma

Fight for Sight funds new project to create UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank

Fight for Sight funds new project to create UK’s first large-scale glaucoma biobank

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may affect 77 million Europeans by 2050

Retinal hyperspectral imaging shows promise for early Alzheimer's disease detection

Retinal hyperspectral imaging shows promise for early Alzheimer's disease detection

Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma

Telescope technology used to take first undistorted images of eye area involved in glaucoma