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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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Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg Discusses Glaucoma Research Foundation's Catalyst for a Cure and a New Surgical Implant Option for Patients

Posted on March 16, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg is a Stanford University Professor of Ophthalmology and Chair of Ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute. Goldberg’s clinical efforts are focused on medical and surgical treatments for glaucoma, retinal and optic nerve diseases, and cataracts. The research...

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Easier Glaucoma Diagnosis with Smartphone Apps and Artificial Intelligence

Posted on March 10, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Artificial intelligence. To some people, this term may evoke images of the android Data from Star Trek, or Skynet from the Terminator franchise. While we have a long way to go before machines are sentient, researchers are developing useful applications...

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New Gel Stent Device Could Be A Better Surgical Option for Glaucoma Patients

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

For some patients with glaucoma, surgical intervention may be a necessary part of treatment. Traditionally, surgery has included trabeculectomy, the removal of part of the eye’s trabecular meshwork and adjacent tissues, or the placement of tube shunts. For the most...

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What A Recent Survey Can Tell Us About The Potential Link Between Glaucoma, Mercury, and Manganese

Posted on March 03, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

In 2015, the fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES IV), conducted a study linking mercury exposure with glaucoma. The study used information from 2,680 participants to look for a correlation between glaucoma and trace metals in the...

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Discovering Matrix Metalloproteinases and How They Could Lead to Future Glaucoma Treatments

Posted on March 02, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

Matrix metalloproteinases (or MMPs) may sound like something out of a sci-fi story, but they’re a real-life family of enzymes—the metzincin superfamily—that thrive inside the human body. Normally these super enzymes are friendly and essential for your health, but they...

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Restoring Peripheral Vision to Glaucoma Patients with Prism Glasses

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Glaucoma Research Foundation

We often talk about the latest and greatest technological developments in the fight against glaucoma, but today we’re going to look at something a little more down to earth than gene therapy or optic nerve regeneration. Today, we’re going to...

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