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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LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

LondonOC develops new, non-invasive technique to apply Xen stent into the eye

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in glaucoma mouse models

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

More progress with promising new genetic test for glaucoma

More progress with promising new genetic test for glaucoma

Women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risk of developing glaucoma

Women who use hormonal contraceptives face higher risk of developing glaucoma

High caffeine intake may increase the risk of glaucoma, finds study

High caffeine intake may increase the risk of glaucoma, finds study

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of  diabetes, obesity

New resolution urges Member States to focus on prevention and management of diabetes, obesity

New technology makes it easier to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases

New technology makes it easier to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

Scientists identify genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome known to cause glaucoma

Most long COVID-19 sequelae affect people under 65, finds study

Most long COVID-19 sequelae affect people under 65, finds study

Researchers examine if a naturally occurring protein can be used to prevent sight loss from glaucoma

Researchers examine if a naturally occurring protein can be used to prevent sight loss from glaucoma

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma

MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma

Study finds that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need treatment to prevent vision loss

Study finds that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need treatment to prevent vision loss

New study provides the most comprehensive reviews of advancements in contact lenses

New study provides the most comprehensive reviews of advancements in contact lenses

Normal-tension glaucoma linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment

Normal-tension glaucoma linked to increased risk of cognitive impairment

Study uncovers 50 new genes for eye color

Study uncovers 50 new genes for eye color

New mobile app can help people diagnosed with glaucoma

New mobile app can help people diagnosed with glaucoma

Researchers identify drug target to fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify drug target to fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

Yale researchers identify multiple genes involved in suppression of axon regeneration

Yale researchers identify multiple genes involved in suppression of axon regeneration