Glaucoma

Caffeine May Raise Risk For Inherited Glaucoma

Previous studies showed that people who took large doses of caffeine experienced temporary increases in eye pressure. Researchers have wondered whether ingesting caffeine over a long period could pose a risk. WebMD Health News
Related topics: Caffeine, Ophthalmology, Medical Research

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Scientists Find Gene Mutation Linked To Exfoliation Syndrome, Most Common Cause Of Glaucoma

A team of researchers have identified a genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome, characterized by abnormal protein material accumulating in the front of the eye. It is the most common cause of glaucoma, and a major cause of...
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology, Medical Research, Proteins

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The New Valveless Glaucoma Drainage Device: An Expert's Take

Dr Shuchi Patel and Dr Thomas Patrianakos discuss the latter's initial experience using the Ahmed ClearPath. Medscape Ophthalmology
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Treatment Not Always Needed To Prevent Vision Loss In Patients With Elevated Eye Pressure

The national Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study was designed to determine whether lowering elevated eye pressure in patients might prevent vision loss from glaucoma. Researchers recently completed follow-up studies on patients 20 years after the...
Related topics: Hypertension, Medical Research, Ophthalmology

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Prevalence Of Cognitive Impairment Up In Normal-tension Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is associated with an increased prevalence of cognitive impairment, according to a study published online March 29 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Sean Mullany, M.D., from...
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Eyes Offer Window Into Cognitive Impairment

(MedPage Today) -- Cognitive impairment occurred more than twice as often in patients with normotensive glaucoma (NTG) as compared with high-tension glaucoma (HTG) and exhibited a trend toward greater impairment, a matched case-control study...
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The Case For Stand-alone Migs Gets Stronger

New data show meaningful reductions in IOP and medications in pseudophakic patients with open-angle-glaucoma. Medscape Ophthalmology
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Scientists Gain Insight Into Genetics Of Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease. In their study, the...
Related topics: Genetics, Ophthalmology, Medical Research, Blindness

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Smartphones Could Help To Prevent Glaucoma Blindness

Smartphones could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma - helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness, a new study reveals.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Blindness, Medical Research

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A Niche For The Eye

What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings point to the ciliary body as a key to unlocking this possibility.
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Risk For Glaucoma Up After Cataract Removal In Infancy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2020 -- For children undergoing unilateral cataract removal in infancy, the risk for glaucoma-related adverse events increases during follow-up and is not influenced by primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, according to...
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Cataract

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How To Protect Neurons And Encourage Their Growth

Many neurodegenerative conditions, from glaucoma to Alzheimer’s disease, are characterized by injury to axons — the long, slender projections that conduct electrical impulses from one nerve cell to another, facilitating cellular communications....
Related topics: Neurons, Ophthalmology, Alzheimer's Disease

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Glaucoma Research Foundation Releases Video Encouraging Patients To Visit Their Eye Doctor For The...

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges including delayed eye doctor appointments. This video will discuss changes eye doctors have made to improve safety during every step of the office visit.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Medical Research, Health Videos

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Researchers Discover Clue To How To Protect Neurons And Encourage Their Growth

Many neurodegenerative conditions, from glaucoma to Alzheimer’s disease, are characterized by injury to axons — the long, slender projections that conduct electrical impulses from one nerve cell to another, facilitating cellular communications....
Related topics: Medical Research, Neurons, Ophthalmology, Alzheimer's Disease

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty's Value Rises During Covid-19

In this conversation, Drs Shuchi Patel and Teresa Chen talk about how the pandemic is reframing the best first-line treatment for lowering IOP in patients with glaucoma. Medscape Ophthalmology
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‘milestone’ Anti-aging Treatment Restores Sight In Mice

Scientists said Wednesday they have restored sight in mice using a “milestone” treatment that returns cells to a more youthful state and could one day help treat glaucoma and other age-related diseases. The process offers the tantalizing...
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Scientists Reverse Age-related Vision Loss, Eye Damage From Glaucoma In Mice

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals as well as eye damage stemming from with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Medical Research, Harvard University, Blindness

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Ema Panel Backs Roclanda Eyedrops, New Option For Glaucoma

The fixed-dose combination of latanoprost and netarsudil is for adults with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension for whom monotherapy fails. International Approvals
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Hypertension

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Technique To Regenerate Optic Nerve Offers Hope For Future Glaucoma Treatment

Scientists have used gene therapy to regenerate damaged nerve fibers in the eye, in a discovery that could aid the development of new treatments for glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Genetics, Medical Research, Blindness

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Weighing Risks And Benefits For Glaucoma Patients During Covid-19

Michigan Medicine ophthalmologists create a scalable algorithm for triaging appointments during the pandemic.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Algorithms

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