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The Possible Connection Between Zika and Glaucoma And How To Prevent It

Posted on April 07, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

As if we haven't heard enough about the Zika virus, now we have a study from Yale University researchers in Brazil showing that, in addition to the known risks of birth defects, infants exposed to the virus before birth can...

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New Research Can Help Find Solutions to the Challenge of Glaucoma in Developing Countries

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma in developing countries represents a significant health crisis. The great majority of people in developing countries aren’t ever tested for glaucoma, so diagnosis and treatment are rare. And if they are diagnosed, they often can’t pay for medication, assuming...

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Growing Up With Glaucoma: Michelle Cochrane Talks with Glaucoma Research Foundation About Her Diagnosis, Treatment, and Lifestyle

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Back in August, 2016, Michelle Cochrane wrote a deeply moving and enlightening blog post about her experience as a young person with glaucoma. What follows is a shortened version of that post, as Michelle shares her story with Glaucoma Research...

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New Research Suggests A Breakthrough In Understanding Normal Tension Glaucoma

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Mention the word “glaucoma” and most people immediately think “high eye pressure.” But glaucoma is more of an umbrella term than a specific disease, and it covers multiple conditions with common traits. High eye pressure is just one of those...

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Combining Drugs and Devices To Create Higher Quality Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Many people think that glaucoma treatment begins with drug therapy and progresses to surgery. Sometimes that is right, but not always. While it is true that medication is often the first treatment option—especially when the disease is caught early enough—surgery,...

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Dr. Tonia Rex Leads the Way With EPO Treatments That Fight Optic Nerve Degeneration From Glaucoma

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Dr. Tonia Rex is a PhD and Associate Professor working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She and her colleagues at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute have worked to fight glaucoma for years-and will continue to work as long...

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Exploring Treatment Options for Glaucoma: Medications, Laser Treatments, and Surgeries

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Inder Paul Singh, MD

Glaucoma is a chronic disease that worsens over time. As it worsens, the optic nerve at back of eye can becomes damaged, impairing vision. The biggest cause of this damage is high pressure inside the eye. There is no perfect...

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Recent Advances in Glaucoma Treatment - What Do They Mean for Patients?

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Michael Greenwood, MD

The usual first treatment for glaucoma is prescription eye drops. However, drops can be inconvenient, expensive or hard to use. For some patients, drops have side effects such as stinging or redness. When people get frustrated with their glaucoma eye...

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The Consequences of Undiagnosed Glaucoma and How to Avoid Them

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, FAAO

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because people who have the disease do not see or feel anything unusual until there is irreversible nerve damage and vision loss. More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but half of...

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Innovative Teleglaucoma Programs Open the Door to Establishing Remote Glaucoma Screening in Developing Countries

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

The story of teleglaucoma in developing countries is one of extremes. It portrays extreme possibilities, as it’s the best hope for millions who don’t have access to health care and won’t know they have glaucoma until they’re blind. But extreme...

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