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Childhood Glaucoma: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Hope

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

When people think of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, they usually associate it with adults, especially older adults. Although rare, pediatric glaucoma—also referred to as congenital glaucoma, pediatric, or infantile glaucoma—occurs in babies and young children.

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Early Onset and Childhood Glaucoma Genetics

Posted on July 21, 2021 by Lachlan Knight, BHSc, MOrth

Early onset glaucoma is the term often used to describe glaucoma that is diagnosed before the age of 40 years. Childhood glaucoma is a subset of early onset glaucoma, and is the term given to a group of glaucomas that...

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Sweet Dreams: The Relationship Between Sleep and Glaucoma

Posted on July 12, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

A good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury — it’s a necessity for a healthy life. We may be at rest physically while we sleep, but our brains are hard at work while we snooze, building and strengthening the neural connections...

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Glaucoma and Nutrition: Why What You Eat Matters

Posted on June 16, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

There’s no shortage of diet programs — Paleo, Mediterranean, intermittent fasting — all claiming to be the best option for a healthy life. Research has shown that poor lifestyle choices, including unhealthy diets, contribute to many diseases and that simply...

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Exercise, Diet and Other Lifestyle Changes for People Living with Glaucoma

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Lifestyle choices are associated with preventing and controlling many health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and cancer. An abundance of scientific evidence proves lifestyle changes—such as exercise and diet—can significantly impact an individual’s health.

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Meditation and Glaucoma

Posted on May 05, 2021 by Shan Lin, MD

Can mindfulness meditation help patients with glaucoma? A recent study suggests that there may be benefits to eye pressure and optic nerve health by doing meditation on a regular basis. Researchers in India conducted a study among glaucoma patients and found...

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Glaucoma News: Hope is on the Horizon

Posted on April 12, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Therapies, Treatments, and Technologies — No two cases of glaucoma are alike, and the effectiveness of therapies differ but promising new research findings offer reason to be optimistic. Thanks to scientists’ collaboration and dedication, people living with glaucoma can be hopeful.

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Inspired Giving: The Lea Family

Posted on April 09, 2021 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Chris and Heather Lea had their first child last August, in New York City, in the midst of a pandemic. Three months later, they learned their baby girl had congenital glaucoma in both eyes. “We were so scared,” says Chris. “It was a pretty big shock.”

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EyeFAQ: Can Experiencing High Levels of Stress affect Glaucoma?

Posted on February 18, 2021 by Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH

Stress can affect the body in many ways. Stress can make shoulders tense, cause neck pain, and cause sleep problems. Stress can affect the functioning of all aspects of your body. We can’t always control the stressors in our lives,...

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Eye Health Tips from a Glaucoma Specialist

Posted on February 04, 2021 by Andrew G. Iwach, MD

Vision is a complicated process by which images captured by the eye are interpreted by the brain. Our eyes work with our brains to interpret the sizes, shapes, and colors in the world around us. But because the eye's structure...

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