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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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

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

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

Exercise can slow or prevent macular degeneration

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

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

Oxidative stress and growth factors associated with development of high myopia

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

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

Researchers discover gene variants that reduce the risk of glaucoma

Researchers discover gene variants that reduce the risk of glaucoma

AI-based technology could help accelerate clinical trials for glaucoma

AI-based technology could help accelerate clinical trials for glaucoma

Georgia Tech researchers create key components for COVID-19 tests

Georgia Tech researchers create key components for COVID-19 tests

Gene therapy could help treat glaucoma, study shows

Gene therapy could help treat glaucoma, study shows

Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucoma

Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucoma

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments