Glaucoma

Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression In Children

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to new results. The findings support an option for controlling the condition, also called nearsightedness, which increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma...
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Researchers Discover Predictor Of Laser Treatment Success In Patients With Glaucoma

More than 70 million people worldwide suffer from glaucoma. Treatment options have traditionally included eye drops to reduce the fluid the eye produces or surgery to unclog the eye's drainage. But a new study provides insight into which patients...
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What A Good Eye-dea: Battery-less, Grain-of-sand-sized 2.4ghz Transmitter To Help Save Your Eyesight

Wireless sensor to show 'how the body is responding in real-time' to treatment Scientists have developed a tiny, implantable, self-powered, wireless transmitter chip for monitoring and treating glaucoma patients and other biomedical applications.…
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Researchers Discover Stem Cells In Optic Nerve That Preserve Vision

Researchers have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and provides...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells, Ophthalmology

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Glaucoma Checkups Fall By The Wayside During Pandemic

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed critical medical care aside, a new survey finds many glaucoma patients have missed appointments for monitoring their eye disease. More than half (53%) of 1,051...
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Want To Protect Your Eyes As You Age? Stay Away From Carbs

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk? New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-carbohydrate diet might protect you against the vision-robbing...
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Low-carb Diet Does Not Up Risk For Primary Open-angle Glaucoma

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Low-carbohydrate diets are not associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study recently published in Eye. Akiko Hanyuda, M.D., M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
Related topics: Diet, Ophthalmology, Medical Research, Harvard University

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Check Early And Often For Glaucoma

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Regular eye checks are crucial for people with early-stage glaucoma, a new study shows. Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain becomes damaged. It develops slowly and affects...
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Is Aerie Pharmaceuticals A Buy?

Investors can't fault the ambition of Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AERI). The company aspires to consolidate a fragmented market for glaucoma treatments and grab a combined 40% market share with its two drug products, Rhopressa and Rocklatan....
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Exercise Can Slow Or Prevent Vision Loss, Study Finds

Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests.
Related topics: Medical Research, Ophthalmology, Diabetes

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Bimatoprost Implant A Promising Weapon In Fight Against Glaucoma

Dr Shuchi Patel says the important question behind the recently approved intracameral biodegradable sustained-release implant isn't whether it works (it does) but rather for how long. Medscape Ophthalmology
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Ai-supported Test For Very Early Signs Of Glaucoma Progression

A new test can detect glaucoma progression 18 months earlier than the current gold standard method, according to results from a recent clinical trial.
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Glaucoma Could Be Successfully Treated With Gene Therapy

A new study has shown a common eye condition, glaucoma, could be successfully treated with a single injection using gene therapy, which would improve treatment options, effectiveness and quality of life for many patients.
Related topics: Ophthalmology, Genetics, Medical Research

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Virtual Reality Can Help Assess Glaucoma-related Visual Disability

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- Vision-related disability is associated with lighting condition and task in patients with glaucoma, according to a study published online March 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Alexander K.N. Lam, Ph.D., from The Chinese...
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New Method Gives Glaucoma Researchers Control Over Eye Pressure

Neuroscientists have developed a new method that permits continuous regulation of eye pressure without damage, becoming the first to definitively prove pressure in the eye is sufficient to cause and explain glaucoma.
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Glaucoma Monitoring Spotty In Prison

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Despite the supposedly controlled environment of corrections facilities, prisoners getting treated for glaucoma still experienced medication nonadherence and delayed clinic visits in a retrospective cohort study from Illinois...
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From Ophthalmology Clinic To At-home Device: Disrupting Otc Testing | Helge Sudkamp, Visotec

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Optical coherence tomography, otherwise known as OCT testing, gives eye doctors a glimpse of the retina to help detect eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinopathy, and more. So, what’s wrong...
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Von Miller's Relationship With His Now-iconic Glasses Inspires Him To 'tackle All Things Vision,'...

Even Super Bowl MVPs struggle with self-confidence issues — and for Von Miller, his up-and-down relationship with his now-iconic glasses has inspired him to give back.Read more...
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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here's What You Need To Know To Protect Yourself

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased risk of glaucoma.
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Preventing The "silent Thief Of Sight"

Mount Sinai Doctors Share Tips for Early Detection during Glaucoma Awareness Month
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