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New Micro-pump Technology May Offer Glaucoma Patients an Alternative to Eye Drops

Posted on February 02, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

It is no secret that the issues associated with current glaucoma medications can be problematic. Systemic medications carry the risk of side effects, while the current medical treatment of choice, eye drops, has its own drawbacks. Studies show that half...

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A Timeline for Glaucoma Therapy Development: Reality and Risks Of Pharmaceutical Research

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

No one can predict the next big breakthrough in glaucoma treatment, but one thing is certain: A whole lot of experts are searching for ways to make the future better. The more you know about how medications are developed and...

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Protect Your Kid's Eyes from Injury and Traumatic Glaucoma

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Kids are active. They play sports, ride bikes, and explore their world. But with that comes an element of risk, and not always in the way you might expect. Sometimes a fall can have long-term consequences, and what may seem...

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Working Together to Find Biomarkers for Glaucoma Means Lower Risk of Vision Loss

Posted on January 20, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Biomarkers could save lives by finding signs of impending disease or susceptibility to disease before illness actually appears. They also lead the way in personalized medicine by helping researchers develop unique and individualized treatments, based on differences in susceptibility and...

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Promising New Procedure Targets Vascular Changes to Diagnose Glaucoma Early

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

In a world of instant gratification and overnight success stories, it can be difficult to focus on the larger picture, especially if it takes years and years of grueling trial and error. But these attempts are the ones that last,...

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New Nitric Oxide Medication to Reduce Intraocular Pressure Takes on Glaucoma from a New Angle

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Nitric oxide has become a popular dietary supplement—usually in the form of beetroot juice—because it can help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. As it turns out, nitric oxide also works as a glaucoma treatment. And no, it’s not...

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Could Cataract Surgery Be A New Treatment Option for Primary Closed-Angle Glaucoma?

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

New data published in October 2016 shows there is a successful, safe, routine surgical procedure that has been restoring eyesight for ages, and it may be the answer to treating primary closed-angle glaucoma (PCAG). Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast,...

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Innovations in Microinvasive Techniques May Inspire New Pediatric Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on January 06, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

While glaucoma might be thought of as an age-related disease, it is possible for children to develop glaucoma, even as newborns. No one should have to worry about loss of vision, and it is difficult to imagine the lifelong challenge...

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Science Fiction May Hint at Vision-Restoring Prostheses for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Often the only difference between science fiction and scientific fact is the passage of time. Everything from tanks and moon rockets to satellites and nuclear submarines were conjured first in the pages of science fiction stories. One long-standing science fiction...

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Newly Funded Research Promoting Retinal Cell Axon Regeneration is Underway Thanks to NEI's Audacious Goals Initiative

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Optic nerve regeneration could be the answer to curing glaucoma, or at least substantially slowing the progression of the disease. Thanks to funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) Audacious Goals Initiative, there are currently six truly audacious studies being...

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