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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.
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

Largest clinical specialty database powers studies that yield key insights

Largest clinical specialty database powers studies that yield key insights

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal lowers risk of glaucoma, study finds

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma

Researchers identify new neuroprotective factor that holds potential to help people with glaucoma

Russian scientists design new compounds that can treat glaucoma

Russian scientists design new compounds that can treat glaucoma

Research provides insight on Y-shape in proteins associated with glaucoma

Research provides insight on Y-shape in proteins associated with glaucoma

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