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Should You Be Using Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?

As marijuana use becomes more accepted and increasingly legalized, glaucoma patients have questions about its effectiveness as a viable treatment option.

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MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery

The main theme and priority of MIGS is patient safety. While no surgery is without risk, MIGS provide improved safety while usually providing mild-to-moderate IOP lowering.

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma.

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Genetic Testing in Glaucoma

In primary open-angle glaucoma, close relatives are almost 10 times more likely to develop glaucoma than in the general population, underscoring a strong genetic basis.

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Tips on Transferring Your Eye Care to a New Doctor

You just learned you have to switch insurance plans, you're moving to a new city, or your ophthalmologist is retiring. If you have glaucoma, you're wondering: What will my new doctor need to manage my disease?

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Innovations in Glaucoma: MIGS (Video)

In this video, leading glaucoma experts talk about MIGS — Micro Invasive Glaucoma Surgery — and how this new and evolving category of glaucoma treatment options is offering new alternatives for glaucoma surgeons and their patients.

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Home IOP Measurements and Continuous IOP Monitors

Monitoring intraocular pressure (IOP) over time can help you feel confident that your treatment is working effectively.

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Help for Glaucoma Patients Who Lose Vision

For most glaucoma patients, treatments such as medication and surgery are effective, but in some cases even with the best of care, patients continue to lose vision.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Glaucoma - Are We There Yet?

There is great interest among glaucoma patients, scientists and doctors alike, in discovering regenerative therapies for the optic nerve and translating them from the laboratory to the clinic — and stem cell therapy is one of several promising approaches being studied.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Glaucoma Doctor Visit

Preparing for your visit is key to having a good doctor's office visit. Read these tips from glaucoma specialist Dr. Oluwatosin Smith.

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