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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.
Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd launches Fight for Sight campaign to raise awareness of eye health

Rt Hon Baroness Boothroyd launches Fight for Sight campaign to raise awareness of eye health

Glaucoma Research Foundation-funded research makes breakthrough in treatment of glaucoma

Glaucoma Research Foundation-funded research makes breakthrough in treatment of glaucoma

Turmeric derivative could be used in eye drops to treat early stages of glaucoma

Turmeric derivative could be used in eye drops to treat early stages of glaucoma

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Gene regulator associated with protein pileup in exfoliation glaucoma

Tips on making a smooth transition to optimal eye care

Tips on making a smooth transition to optimal eye care

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Altitude sickness drug may offer significant gains for patients with glioblastoma

Ocular Therapeutix resubmits NDA for DEXTENZA

Ocular Therapeutix resubmits NDA for DEXTENZA

Scientists provide clear picture of mysterious component of the inner ear

Scientists provide clear picture of mysterious component of the inner ear

UH scientist receives grant to examine understudied part of glaucoma

UH scientist receives grant to examine understudied part of glaucoma

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Persistent psychological stress contributes to development and progression of vision loss

Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos

Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos

EyeSouth announces strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners

EyeSouth announces strategic partnership with South Georgia / North Florida Eye Partners

Study reveals 133 genetic variants that may improve risk prediction for glaucoma

Study reveals 133 genetic variants that may improve risk prediction for glaucoma