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Living in an area with strong air pollution increases the risk of glaucoma

November 27, 2019

More and more people choose to live in cities. They are looking for more opportunity, bigger salaries and…
Using Marijuana to Treat Glaucoma

July 18, 2019

Marijuana increased in popularity in the mid-1970s when there was interest in cannabinoids for reduction in intraocular pressure…
Scientists pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma

February 5, 2019

An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may…
Tiny Digital ‘Tags’ Improve Eye Care by Tracking Every Step

January 9, 2019

A popular type of data collection is helping Kellogg providers make visits more meaningful for patients and reduce…
New research models may lead to vision loss treatment

October 15, 2018

Research to prevent vision loss from glaucoma will be aided by a project funded through a major National Eye…
New Understanding of Glaucoma

August 28, 2018

Immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor…
Eye conditions provide new lens for screening for Alzheimer’s

August 16, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is difficult to diagnose as well as treat,  but researchers now have a promising new screening…
From Indian food to glaucoma medicine – scientists use derivative of turmeric to treat the early stages of glaucoma

July 24, 2018

Turmeric is a very well-known spice, used to add colour and flavour to various foods. It is very…
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

July 5, 2018

“By bringing together novel packaging and microelectronic technologies, and in close collaborations with ophthalmologists, we were able to…
Correcting a blind spot

July 2, 2018

The human eye is a wonder. It is often said to be the second most complex organ in…
For Glaucoma-Monitoring Sensor Design, Researchers Looked to the Butterfly Wing

May 7, 2018

An easy-to-use implant sensor for at-home glaucoma monitoring developed by researchers at Caltech and tested at UC San…
Glaucoma can be treated at night – scientists developed new cannabis-based drugs and a hydrogel delivery system

April 12, 2018

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. It is hard to treat and…
Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers

February 14, 2018

New insights from neutron analysis of glaucoma drugs and their enzyme target may help scientists design drugs that…
Hold the salt: gut reaction may impair the brains of mice

January 22, 2018

We are often warned of the dangers of high levels of salt in our diet, yet the risks…
Study advances gene therapy for glaucoma

January 17, 2018

While testing genes to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure inside the eye, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists stumbled onto…
Glaucoma: Hiding in plain sight

November 24, 2017

Glaucoma, which affects over 60 million people worldwide, can seem easy to treat: medicated eye drops can be…
Scientists discover potential treatment to stop glaucoma in its tracks

November 8, 2017

Vision scientists at UC Berkeley and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as…
‘Y’ a Protein Unicorn Might Matter in Glaucoma

October 24, 2017

So unheard of was a discovery that researchers made in a protein associated with glaucoma that for over…
Clinical study success for novel contact lens device to improve glaucoma treatment

October 23, 2017

A novel contact lens device developed by University of Liverpool engineers to improve the treatment of glaucoma has…
Potential predictor of glaucoma damage identified

May 5, 2017

Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide, most often is diagnosed during a routine eye exam. Over time,…
Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma

March 16, 2017

Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had…
Vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma in laboratory mice

February 17, 2017

In mice genetically predisposed to glaucoma, vitamin B3 added to drinking water is effective at preventing the disease,…
In a glaucoma treatment first, Kellogg Eye Center implants XEN® Gel Stent

February 12, 2017

In a first for glaucoma treatment, the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center has used a tiny tube,…
Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma

January 30, 2017

A new study in rats shows that stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the…
Scientists found a common glaucoma medicine to be effective in a fight against Alzheimer’s

December 10, 2016

Ever so often we hear about scientists discovering new uses for common medicine. It is possible because of…
Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study

December 1, 2016

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first…
Disease that Causes Blindness in Children Tied to New Gene

June 13, 2016

Northwestern Medicine and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) scientists have identified a gene that causes severe glaucoma in children.…
Hitting the Mark: Susceptibility to glaucoma

January 19, 2016

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have…
Glaucoma: Seeing Hope

January 16, 2016

A new study in mice suggests the possibility of one day restoring at least some vision in people…
Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes

January 11, 2016

NIH-funded genetics analysis of glaucoma is largest to date An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI),…
The potential of MSCs therapy in an glaucoma-like ocular hypertension model

September 30, 2015

Intraocular pressure reduction and neuroprotection conferred by bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cellsin an animal model of glaucoma INTRODUCTION: Glaucoma…
Molecular culprits driving most common form of glaucoma discovered

September 12, 2015

African Americans are particularly prone to developing the most common form of glaucoma–a leading cause of blindness–but how…
Identified Genetic Interaction Offers Possible New Target for Glaucoma Therapy

September 12, 2015

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have elucidated a genetic interaction that may…
EPVSensors Takes a Closer Look at Glaucoma

August 17, 2015

University of Arizona startup company EPVSensors recently licensed a novel design for a non-invasive eye tonometer that measures intra-ocular pressure…
Can your brain control how it loses control?

August 16, 2015

Scientists find the brain works to minimize loss of vision, other functions A new study may have unlocked…
Scientists Set Sights On Glaucoma Medication To Treat Tuberculosis

July 24, 2015

A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could…
3D structure solved for vulnerable region of glaucoma-causing protein

April 29, 2015

Scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a key part of a protein that is associated with glaucoma…
Early retina cell changes in glaucoma identified

February 11, 2015

Mouse study points to the specific structural features and cell types in the retina that may act as…
DNA sequencing helps identify genetic defects in glaucoma

November 16, 2014

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding…
Gene linked to development of glaucoma

September 1, 2014

An international study led by King’s College London has identified genetic links to glaucoma, an eye condition that…
Acute Glaucoma Discovered to be an Inflammatory Disease

July 15, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have…
Role of mitochondria in the pathogenesis and treatment of glaucoma

June 1, 2014

Objective of this study was to gain insight into the potential mechanism of mitochondria dysfunction in pathogenesis, progression…
New study: How caffeinated coffee affects eyesight

May 7, 2014

In almost every part of the world people can be found sitting together in coffee houses enjoying their…
New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma

February 18, 2014

A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year…
Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk

February 3, 2014

Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a…
Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half

January 28, 2014

Better eye care seems to have brightened the long-term outlook for people with glaucoma. The likelihood of blindness…
‘The Pill’ Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma

November 20, 2013

Taking birth control pills for more than three years may increase a woman’s risk of developing the eye…
Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma

August 20, 2013

People with sleep apnea are at increased risk for glaucoma and should be screened for the eye disease,…
New study pinpoints biochemical mechanism underlying fibrosis following glaucoma surgery

May 22, 2013

Findings suggest VEGF inhibition via TGF-B1 may be beneficial, reports The American Journal of Pathology The most common…
Oxygen-sensing microrobots

May 6, 2013

When the retina’s supply of blood and oxygen runs low, physicians have to react quickly to preserve a…
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