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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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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),…
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…
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…
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…
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