Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

Risk of the eye disease dropped by 20 percent or more for those who consumed the most, study found By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk … Continue reading

Next-Generation Contact Lenses May Help Monitor Health.

On its website, KDKA-TV Pittsburgh  reported that next-generation contact lenses, “called ‘smart lenses’…are packed with circuits, sensors and wireless technology — all designed to keep an eye on your health.” Researchers are now testing contact lenses that may someday “replace … Continue reading

The Coffee-Glaucoma Connection: Effects of Caffeinated Coffee Consumption on Intraocular Pressure, Ocular Perfusion Pressure, and Ocular Pulse Amplitude: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of Caffeinated Coffee Consumption on Intraocular Pressure, Jiwani AZ, Rhee DJ, Brauner SC, et al This study, performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was designed to analyze the effect of caffeine, particularly that found in coffee, on intraocular … Continue reading

Routine glaucoma screening program may benefit middle-age African-American patients

CHICAGO – Implementing a routine national glaucoma screening program for middle-age African-American patients may be clinically effective; however its potential effect on reducing visual impairment and blindness may be modest, according to a computer-based mathematical model reported in the March … Continue reading

link between sleep apnea, normal-tension glaucoma

GLAUCOMA Posted on the OSN SuperSite December 29, 2011 Data suggest link between sleep apnea, normal-tension glaucoma Normal-tension glaucoma was more prevalent in patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome than in patients without the disorder, a study found. “The severity … Continue reading