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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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

Researchers design new ocular insert to administer antioxidants in the eye

Researchers design new ocular insert to administer antioxidants in the eye

New ultrafast 3D clinical imaging system could improve LASIK surgery, diagnosis of eye diseases

New ultrafast 3D clinical imaging system could improve LASIK surgery, diagnosis of eye diseases

New approach uses noise to characterize and cross-calibrate spectroscopy instruments

New approach uses noise to characterize and cross-calibrate spectroscopy instruments

Study offers new insights about myopia management

Study offers new insights about myopia management

Phase 2 clinical trial to examine the effects of razuprotafib on COVID-19 patients

Phase 2 clinical trial to examine the effects of razuprotafib on COVID-19 patients

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

Nonharmful stress promotes disease resilience in offspring, shows study

Nonharmful stress promotes disease resilience in offspring, shows study

Surgeons use patients' own stem cells to rebuild damaged corneas

Surgeons use patients' own stem cells to rebuild damaged corneas

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

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