Glaucoma

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.
What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common ocular condition whereby damage is caused to the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain.

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Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Intra-CREATE grants awarded to support research on personalized medicine and cell therapy

Novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma identified

Novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma identified

National Eye Institute grant supports research initiatives in major vision- robbing conditions

National Eye Institute grant supports research initiatives in major vision- robbing conditions

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Nonharmful stress promotes disease resilience in offspring, shows study

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Surgeons use patients' own stem cells to rebuild damaged corneas

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A healthy lifestyle for cardiovascular health may reduce odds of developing ocular diseases

CZI announces $4.5 million to advance novel approaches in neurodegeneration field

CZI announces $4.5 million to advance novel approaches in neurodegeneration field

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Multifocal contact lenses reduce worsening nearsightedness in children

Study finds predictive factors for laser treatment success in patients with glaucoma

Study finds predictive factors for laser treatment success in patients with glaucoma

Researchers develop implantable radio-frequency transmitter chip for biomedical devices

Researchers develop implantable radio-frequency transmitter chip for biomedical devices

Researchers discover neural progenitor cells in the optic nerve

Researchers discover neural progenitor cells in the optic nerve

Study shows promise of a major breakthrough in healing chronic diabetic ulcers

Study shows promise of a major breakthrough in healing chronic diabetic ulcers

Research suggests a possible new approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases

Research suggests a possible new approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases

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Scientists discover promising drug target for dry age-related macular degeneration

Study: Brain compensates for changes in the eye caused by glaucoma

Study: Brain compensates for changes in the eye caused by glaucoma

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Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration

Researchers use human stem cell models to analyze degeneration in glaucoma

Researchers use human stem cell models to analyze degeneration in glaucoma

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Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

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New imaging device can help detect early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease