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It can be confusing to hear that glaucoma is "a brain disease." This does not mean that something is "wrong with your brain." It's really because glaucoma affects the optic nerve, which is an extension of the brain for...Read More »
Based in well-designed research, we know that siblings of persons diagnosed with glaucoma have nearly a 10-fold increased risk of having glaucoma when compared to siblings of persons without glaucoma. This means that a 65-year-old sibling of a European-derived...Read More »
Certainly an optic nerve that has been visually observed by the eye doctor to be 80 percent damaged is more fragile than on optic nerve with less damage. However, an estimate of glaucoma damage looks at more than optic...Read More »
Beta blockers can cause shortness of breath in susceptible individuals. The operative word is “can.” Unfortunately, medications used on the eye can enter the rest of the body, as the medication travels through the tear ducts and into the...Read More »
On average, it takes 12 years and millions of dollars to get one new medication from a laboratory to the pharmacist’s shelf. Only five in 5,000 compounds that enter preclinical testing make it to human testing. One of these...Read More »
I have to use my eye drops twice a day. Must I use them at the exact time each day? What if I forget to take them?
It is important to make your glaucoma medications a part of your daily routine. Eye drops do not have to be instilled at the exact time every day, or exactly 12 hours apart. Most patients plan their eye drops...Read More »