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
Allergens From Cats and Cockroaches May Increase Glaucoma Risk – WSJ Exposure to cats and cockroaches may increase the risk for glaucoma, but contact with dogs could guard against the common eye disease, suggests a study in the American Journal … Continue reading
New Wave of Drugs Poised to Shake up Glaucoma Treatment. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For the first time in 20 years, patients suffering from the eye disease glaucoma may soon have new treatments as several young companies look to shake up … Continue reading
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
A recent study shows that women using birth control pills for three years or more could have twice the risk of developing glaucoma late in life. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, Duke University School of Medicine and … Continue reading
Women who take the contraceptive pill for more than three years are twice as likely to suffer from an eye condition that can lead to blindness, a new study has found. The research revealed women who take the pill are … Continue reading
Medscape (11/7, Hand) reports that research published online in Ophthalmology indicated that the likelihood “of glaucoma leading to blindness in at least 1 eye fell almost 50% for patients in Olmsted County, Minnesota, who were diagnosed during 1981 to 2000 compared … Continue reading
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
Source: medicalnewstoday .com Using new technology and new approaches, researchers at Lund University in Sweden hope to be able to explain why people suffer vision loss in eye diseases such as retinal detachment and glaucoma.
MONDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — Drivers with vision loss caused by advanced glaucoma had twice as many vehicle crashes as people with normal vision when using a driving simulator, according to a small, new study. Glaucoma is an age-related … Continue reading
Statistics from the 2012 Vision Problems in the U.S. report on the four most common eye diseases highlight alarming increases since 2000, including: 2,069,403 people age 50 and older have late AMD, a 25% increase 24,409,978 million people age 40 … Continue reading
Once lost, vision can’t be restored, making early detection and treatment critical By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter Though glaucoma has been nicknamed the silent thief of sight, eye experts now say it generally doesn’t have to be that way. “For most … Continue reading
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
Source: medicalnewstoday .com Jackson Laboratory researchers have demonstrated that a single, targeted x-ray treatment of an individual eye in young, glaucoma-prone mice provided that eye with apparently life-long and typically complete protection from 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