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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.
Therapeutic target for glaucoma could have treatment ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Therapeutic target for glaucoma could have treatment ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dim light may affect your ability to learn and remember, suggests new study

Dim light may affect your ability to learn and remember, suggests new study

Fight for Sight awards new grants for 13 vital eye research projects

Fight for Sight awards new grants for 13 vital eye research projects

New biodegradable sensors could assist doctors when examining serious health conditions

New biodegradable sensors could assist doctors when examining serious health conditions

New biodegradable pressure sensor could help monitor serious health conditions

New biodegradable pressure sensor could help monitor serious health conditions

KTU students working on development of dissolving lenses for patients with glaucoma

KTU students working on development of dissolving lenses for patients with glaucoma

VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

Everyday eye movements may be cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure

Everyday eye movements may be cause of glaucoma in people with normal intraocular pressure

FDA chief says he’s open to rethinking incentives on orphan drugs

FDA chief says he’s open to rethinking incentives on orphan drugs

New retinal imaging scanner may one day revolutionize eye care

New retinal imaging scanner may one day revolutionize eye care

A daily cup of hot tea may lower glaucoma risk

A daily cup of hot tea may lower glaucoma risk

Government announces plans to include eye test reminder during driving license renewal

Government announces plans to include eye test reminder during driving license renewal

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

Less than one-third of glaucoma patients talk to their doctor about medication costs, study finds

Less than one-third of glaucoma patients talk to their doctor about medication costs, study finds

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

Improving Healthcare in the Community through Eye Examinations

Research shows major shift in eye surgeries from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers

Research shows major shift in eye surgeries from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers

Researchers receive £1.3 million to develop sight-saving imaging technology

Researchers receive £1.3 million to develop sight-saving imaging technology

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

AstraZeneca’s new precision biologic gets FDA approval to treat severe eosinophilic asthma

New eyedropper delivers medication more precisely with less waste and reduced side effects

New eyedropper delivers medication more precisely with less waste and reduced side effects

People who engage in physical activity have lower risk of developing glaucoma

People who engage in physical activity have lower risk of developing glaucoma