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How Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Normal-Tension Glaucoma Risk

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

People with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), a disorder characterized by repetitive episodes of paused and shallow breathing during sleep, are approximately ten times more likely to develop glaucoma. This is a well-known and well-documented relationship, but the underlying cause...

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Understanding Glaucoma Eye Drops

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Anurag Shrivastava, MD

When patients are diagnosed with glaucoma, one of the most common treatment options is a prescription eye drop medication that lowers eye pressure, which prevents damage to the optic nerve and helps to preserve vision. Several types of drugs lower...

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Better Glaucoma Self Testing: New Technology Will Allow IOP Monitoring At Home

Posted on June 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

If you are a glaucoma patient, it is very important for you and your doctor to monitor your intraocular pressure (IOP). Understanding how your individual pressure changes over time can help you feel confident that your treatment is working effectively....

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Doing Yoga with Glaucoma: How To Modify Your Yoga Routine to Avoid Increased IOP

Posted on June 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Over the past decade, yoga has become a very popular form of physical and mental exercise, and is said to have many meditative and therapeutic benefits. However, certain headstand positions, like the downward facing dog pose, are associated with dramatic...

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A Miniature Retina Camera Test May Diagnose Glaucoma Without Dilating Drops

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Imaging technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the last decade, which means that there may finally be another way to get an ophthalmoscopy without having to deal with long doctor’s visits and irritating dilating eyedrops. Not only will...

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Vision Rehabilitation Therapies for Living with Glaucoma

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma-related vision loss is traumatic. It can mean relearning skills and changing your lifestyle. This can be frustrating, but it does not have to be an ultimatum. By obtaining the services of a certified vision rehabilitation therapist, you will be...

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Exosomes in the Retina Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Exosomes are what doctors and biologists call microvesicles—tiny spheres of cellular membrane that cells use to communicate with each other. Exosomes are secreted and received by most cells within the body, and carry everything from genetic material and cellular signals...

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Making Glaucoma Treatment Even Easier With Sustained Release Medication

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Traditional eye drops, while the go-to medication option for glaucoma patients, still have lots of room for improvement. Dosing regimens can be difficult to manage or remember, irritation or redness can occur, and much of the medication gets blinked away...

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Newly Approved Glaucoma Treatment is First to Uniquely Target the Suprachoroidal Space of the Eye

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

New treatments for glaucoma are constantly being researched, with scientists always on the lookout for parts of the eye that are affected and new ways to administer treatment. In October 2016, the first microstent to lower eye pressure by increasing...

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Polymer Ring Drug Delivery System for Non-invasive Treatment in Early Glaucoma Patients

Posted on May 05, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in slowing or preventing progression of glaucoma. This can be especially tricky, since medication compliance can be difficult for patients, and doctors often prefer not to use surgical procedures until other treatment options have...

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