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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...
New data published in October 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, Northern...
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...
One way to reduce vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure your family members understand that they are at increased risk - if you have glaucoma.
Pigment dispersion syndrome is a condition where pigment from the back of the iris (the colored part of the eye) is released and becomes trapped in the drainage system of the eye.
During the past year, the Catalyst for a Cure researchers have been taking necessary steps to move their studies from the laboratory to the clinic. This will be an exciting and important next step to further test and evaluate a new glaucoma biomarker.
Glaucoma medication eye drops lower IOP by reducing fluid formation or encouraging better drainage of fluid from the eye. Currently in the US there are 5 families of eyedrops that are used to lower IOP. New compounds that reduce IOP are expected to become available in the near future.
National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease that affects more than 3 million people in the United States and 60 million worldwide.