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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Newly identified genetic mutation may be a root cause of severe childhood glaucoma

Newly identified genetic mutation may be a root cause of severe childhood glaucoma

INPP5D gene plays key role in enabling microglial cells to prevent plaque buildup

INPP5D gene plays key role in enabling microglial cells to prevent plaque buildup

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

An unexplained injury discovered after eye surgery. What should happen next?

Repetitive stress induces features of accelerated aging in the eye

Repetitive stress induces features of accelerated aging in the eye

Poor sleep increases the risk of glaucoma

Poor sleep increases the risk of glaucoma

New studies point to a broadly applicable treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

New studies point to a broadly applicable treatment for neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers explore single-cell sequencing technologies to understand molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases

Researchers explore single-cell sequencing technologies to understand molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases

UH professor develops an imaging system to improve the view of cornea and fetal brain

UH professor develops an imaging system to improve the view of cornea and fetal brain

NEI researchers create a high-resolution map of retinal cell chromatin contract points

NEI researchers create a high-resolution map of retinal cell chromatin contract points

IRIS Registry presents latest eye research at AAO 2022

IRIS Registry presents latest eye research at AAO 2022

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

First multi-center, large-scale registry of severe asthma patients launched in Singapore

First multi-center, large-scale registry of severe asthma patients launched in Singapore

Father of modern corneal science honored with the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Father of modern corneal science honored with the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Exposure to blue light may accelerate aging

Exposure to blue light may accelerate aging

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

High-quality human clinical trials needed to determine the benefits of CBD for heart disease patients

Individuals with early-onset diabetes, hypertension more likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma

Individuals with early-onset diabetes, hypertension more likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma

Caffeine metabolite could become a valuable treatment for myopia in children

Caffeine metabolite could become a valuable treatment for myopia in children

Genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease plays a role in protecting against glaucoma

Genetic variant associated with Alzheimer's disease plays a role in protecting against glaucoma

Financial incentives from pharma companies can influence how vision care practitioners prescribe branded eyedrops

Financial incentives from pharma companies can influence how vision care practitioners prescribe branded eyedrops

Study finds high level of resilience among children and adolescents living with glaucoma

Study finds high level of resilience among children and adolescents living with glaucoma