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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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

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