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Which Vitamins are Good for Dry Eyes?

medicalnewstoday eye health - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:00am
Learn about eye health and what specific vitamins may treat symptoms of dry eyes. What other treatments and possible home remedies are available also?
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Improving longevity of functionally integrated stem cells in regenerative vision therapy

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:00am
Stem cell therapies hold great promise for restoring function in a variety of degenerative conditions, but one of the logistical hurdles is how to ensure the cells survive in the body long enough...
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New Nitric Oxide Medication to Reduce Intraocular Pressure Takes on Glaucoma from a New Angle

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?

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...

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Stem cell research offers new hope of restoring sight

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:00am
As the population ages, retinal degeneration becomes more prevalent. Stem cell research inches closer to a future where vision loss may be reversible.
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Vision symptoms following concussion limit a child's ability to return to the classroom

medicalnewstoday eye health - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 2:00am
A comprehensive vision assessment should be part of return-to-learn protocols to help determine when children are ready to return to the classroom following concussions - particularly in children...
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Innovations in Microinvasive Techniques May Inspire New Pediatric Glaucoma Treatments

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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Glaucoma Risk Increases in Families: Spread the Word

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.

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Pigmentary Glaucoma: Answers to Your Questions

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.

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Glaucoma Biomarkers - from the Laboratory to the Clinic

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.

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New Medical Therapies for Glaucoma

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.

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Innovations In Glaucoma Care

MedPageToday.com - glaucoma news - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:30pm
Here is the latest in glaucoma care
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A closer look at the eye

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:00am
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new imaging technique that could revolutionize how eye health and disease are assessed.
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Zinc: A surprise target in regenerating the optic nerve after injury

medicalnewstoday eye health - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:00am
For more than two decades, researchers have tried to regenerate the injured optic nerve using different growth factors and/or agents that overcome natural growth inhibition.
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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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.

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Retinal Migraine: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

medicalnewstoday eye health - Sat, 12/31/2016 - 2:00am
Retinal migraine is an eye condition that affects some people who get migraine. Visual disturbances develop in one eye, followed by migraine symptoms.
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Acquired Corneal Neuropathy and Photoallodynia Associated With Malposition of an Ex-PRESS Shunt

Journal of Glaucoma - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:17pm
Conclusions: We hypothesize that poor Ex-PRESS shunt positioning can act as a nidus for corneal inflammation, resulting in corneal neuropathy and lowering of the nociception threshold. (Source: Journal of Glaucoma)
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cyclodialysis Cleft Before and After Cyclopexy

Journal of Glaucoma - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:17pm
Conclusions: This case demonstrates the specific magnetic resonance appearance of hypotony status caused by a cyclodialysis cleft and the change after laser photocoagulation cyclopexy. (Source: Journal of Glaucoma)
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Bleb Revision With Temporalis Fascia Autograft

Journal of Glaucoma - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:17pm
Conclusions: Superficial temporalis fascia autograft seems to be an effective, safe, and easy technique for ophthalmologists. It is a new procedure in the management of late-onset bleb leakage. (Source: Journal of Glaucoma)
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Influence of Large Intraocular Pressure Reduction on Peripapillary OCT Vessel Density in Ocular Hypertensive and Glaucoma Eyes

Journal of Glaucoma - Wed, 12/28/2016 - 11:17pm
Conclusions: The results suggest that large medical IOP reduction may result in clinically significant increase of peripapillary capillary perfusion in the retinal nerve fiber layer in young individuals with high untreated IOP. To evaluate the clinical usefulness of OCT angiography in the management of glaucoma detailed prospective clinical studies are necessary. (Source: Journal of Glaucoma)
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