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 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

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

Smartphones could be used to reveal early-warning signs of glaucoma

Smartphones could be used to reveal early-warning signs of glaucoma

FDA permits marketing of new prescription only device to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea

FDA permits marketing of new prescription only device to reduce snoring and mild sleep apnea

Novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate could play a key role in glaucoma treatment

Novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate could play a key role in glaucoma treatment

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Study offers new clues to the pathogenesis of glaucoma

Study offers new clues to the pathogenesis of glaucoma

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

Researchers develop potential non-drug, non-surgical, long-acting therapy for glaucoma

Researchers develop potential non-drug, non-surgical, long-acting therapy for glaucoma

Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores

Researchers recommend strategies for improving the accuracy of polygenic risk scores

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Financial symptoms could be used as early predictors of dementia

Financial symptoms could be used as early predictors of dementia

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Machine learning model uses retinal scans to detect Alzheimer’s disease

New device can allow patients to perform glaucoma eye test at home

New device can allow patients to perform glaucoma eye test at home

New method of repairing damage to optic nerve offers hope for people with glaucoma-related sight loss

New method of repairing damage to optic nerve offers hope for people with glaucoma-related sight loss

An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce arterial blood pressure

An acebuchin-oil-enriched diet helps to reduce arterial blood pressure

Scientists use gene therapy to regenerate damaged optic nerve fibers

Scientists use gene therapy to regenerate damaged optic nerve fibers

Protein tenascin-C plays a role in glaucoma by regulating inflammatory processes

Protein tenascin-C plays a role in glaucoma by regulating inflammatory processes