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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Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Removing a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising beta cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Deleting a gene prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice by disguising insulin-producing cells

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucoma

Fight for Sight funded researcher develops gene therapy approach for glaucoma

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments

Modern virtual and augmented reality device can be used to simulate visual impairments

USF neuroscientists prove eye pressure is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma

USF neuroscientists prove eye pressure is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma

Researchers develop smart contact lens sensor for point-of-care eye health monitoring

Researchers develop smart contact lens sensor for point-of-care eye health monitoring

Regulating neuronal lipid metabolism helps axon regeneration after injury, study finds

Regulating neuronal lipid metabolism helps axon regeneration after injury, study finds

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

WVU program works towards preventing blindness in diabetic patients

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

ClinGen expert panel disputes nine genes linked to long QT syndrome

Study explores ways to stop cell death, induce regeneration to restore vision

Study explores ways to stop cell death, induce regeneration to restore vision

New genetic test to predict and prevent vision loss from glaucoma

New genetic test to predict and prevent vision loss from glaucoma

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Older people can improve their vision by changing the power of glasses

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

Mount Sinai ophthalmologists share tips for early detection of glaucoma

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

UPMC implants first patient in the U.S. with new wireless retinal device

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

Study shows that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected

Breakthrough Discovery about Glaucoma could Lead to New Treatments

Breakthrough Discovery about Glaucoma could Lead to New Treatments

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

Survey uncovers key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health

Global burden of glaucoma higher in men than women, study reveals

Global burden of glaucoma higher in men than women, study reveals