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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.
Marijuana isn’t a great choice for glaucoma treatment, says expert

Marijuana isn’t a great choice for glaucoma treatment, says expert

New 'molecular scaffolding' could help restore sight loss caused by glaucoma

New 'molecular scaffolding' could help restore sight loss caused by glaucoma

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Daily outdoor activity reduces progression of nearsightedness in children

Daily outdoor activity reduces progression of nearsightedness in children

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

People with higher multimorbidity scores have faster brain decline, greater suicide risk

New objective model classifies degrees of iridocorneal angle to assess severity of glaucoma

New objective model classifies degrees of iridocorneal angle to assess severity of glaucoma

Our tears may one day be used to detect glaucoma

Our tears may one day be used to detect glaucoma

'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variant

'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variant

Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

Eye research charity funds development of ‘organ-on-a-chip’ to fight glaucoma

Inhibition of CRMP2 phosphorylation promotes axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury

Inhibition of CRMP2 phosphorylation promotes axonal regeneration after optic nerve injury

UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

UK charity establishes new funding opportunities to address sight loss

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Q BioMed and Mannin Research collaborate with McMaster University to develop GDF15 biomarker glaucoma diagnostic kit

Q BioMed and Mannin Research collaborate with McMaster University to develop GDF15 biomarker glaucoma diagnostic kit

Medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans' health, study suggests

Medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans' health, study suggests

New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases

New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases

Global health burden of glaucoma has increased, study reveals

Global health burden of glaucoma has increased, study reveals

Machine learning technique helps predict which asthma patients respond to corticosteroid therapy

Machine learning technique helps predict which asthma patients respond to corticosteroid therapy

NIH scientists zero in on genes associated with AMD

NIH scientists zero in on genes associated with AMD