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Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?

There is great interest among glaucoma patients, scientists and doctors alike, in discovering regenerative therapies for the optic nerve and translating them from the laboratory to the clinic — and stem cell therapy is one of several promising approaches being studied.

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New Medical Therapies for Glaucoma

Glaucoma medication eye drops lower IOP by reducing fluid formation or encouraging better drainage of fluid from the eye. Currently in the US there are 5 families of eyedrops that are used to lower IOP. New compounds that reduce IOP are expected to become available in the near future.

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Glaucoma Medications and their Side Effects

A variety of options are available to treat glaucoma. These include eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery. All are intended to decrease eye pressure and, thereby, protect the optic nerve.

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What Vitamins and Nutrients Will Help Prevent My Glaucoma from Worsening?

A recent study suggests that a diet that includes plenty of green, leafy vegetables may lower the risk of glaucoma.

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What is MIGS?

MIGS has become a commonly used abbreviation in the glaucoma world. It stands for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery. The goal of all glaucoma surgery is to lower eye pressure to prevent or reduce damage to the optic nerve.

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Video: Dr. Yvonne Ou on Lifestyle Modifications and Glaucoma

In this video interview, Dr. Yvonne Ou talks about glaucoma and lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise, yoga, and acupuncture.

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Laser Iridotomy: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Laser peripheral iridotomy is the standard first-line treatment in closed angle glaucoma and eyes at risk for this condition. It has been used since 1984 both as treatment and prevention of the disease.

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Gonioscopy: What Is It And Why Is It Needed?

Gonioscopy is performed during a comprehensive eye exam to evaluate the internal drainage system of the eye.

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Can I Have Laser Vision Correction?

The most common refractive surgery in the United States is LASIK. Although it is rare to develop glaucoma as a result of LASIK, individuals who are at risk of glaucoma, or have glaucoma, require special considerations before, during, and after surgery.

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Video: Dry Eye Treatment

This video provides a brief overview of common dry eye treatments, including artificial tear drops, blocking the drainage canal, and prescription steroids.

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