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2014-06-02 23:09:04

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy comments on new study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology linking reduced glaucoma blindness to early diagnosis and treatment. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A recent study by the American Academy of Ophthalmology has shown that the probability of blindness associated with the eye disease glaucoma has been reduced by nearly 50% since 1990. It is thought that early treatment and more effective diagnoses have had major impacts on the reduction of the...

2014-05-14 23:10:54

Dr. Michael Tracy of Carlsbad Eye Care Comments on American Academy of Ophthalmology Study Promoting Early Treatment for Glaucoma San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 A study released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology gave new information on the status of glaucoma in the United States, including how approximately half of those affected by the potentially blinding disease aren’t even aware that they have it. Asymptomatic in its early stages, glaucoma is estimated to affect 2.7...

Research From Mayo Clinic Finds Risk Of Glaucoma Blindness Drops By Half
2014-01-22 15:52:17

[ Watch the Video: Mayo Clinic Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half ] Mayo Clinic A comparative long-range study by Mayo Clinic ophthalmology researchers shows that the probability of blindness from glaucoma 20 years after diagnosis has dropped by half in the last generation. The findings appear online in the “in press” section of the journal Ophthalmology. The researchers examined the medical records of all residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, age 40 or...

2014-01-14 16:25:59

WASHINGTON, N.C., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Eye Care is proud to announce their support of Glaucoma Awareness Month, taking place this January. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness; and in the United State alone, it affects more than 2.7 million people over the age of 40. The National Eye Institute projects this number will grow to 4.2 million by 2030. Experts suggest a major reason for the large number of glaucoma sufferers is that most people don't realize...

One Step Closer To Understanding The Origins Of Eye Disease
2013-04-04 06:12:35

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have published a study describing the use of an innovative process to examine the effect of tension in maintaining retinal tissue. The method allows the retinal tissue to be studied outside the body while simulating the mechanical strain experienced by the tissue in the human body. The authors anticipate that the method will lead to better understanding of the reason for vision...

Glaucoma Research Points To Potential Early Indicator
2013-01-02 13:21:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early sign that a person may have an increased risk of glaucoma. Researchers wrote in the journal Ophthalmology that they found that patients who have abnormally narrow retinal arteries are more likely to develop glaucoma 10 years down the road. The research could eventually provide ophthalmologists with a new tool to identify and treat those...

2012-10-01 20:18:33

Study in October's Ophthalmology journal may lead to preventive treatment for groups at risk for glaucoma People who take statins to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease are less likely to be diagnosed with the most common form of glaucoma, according to a nationwide study of more than 300,000 patients. A University of Michigan School of Medicine research team, directed by Joshua Stein, MD, MS, found that the risk for glaucoma was reduced by eight percent in patients who took statins...

2012-03-19 16:59:32

Jackson Laboratory researchers identify new damaging mechanism 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. In research published March 19 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Gareth Howell, Ph.D., Simon John, Ph.D., (professor and Howard Hughes Medical Investigator) and colleagues also used...

2012-03-07 13:51:11

Measurement of pressure within the eye, or intraocular pressure (IOP), is known to fluctuate throughout the day, and wide swings in patients with glaucoma are believed to be related to the progression of the disease, which can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve and vision. The clinical assessment of IOP, however, has been restricted to office visits during daytime hours. In a new study, parents using the Icare Rebound Tonometer evaluated IOP patterns in normal children at home,...

2012-03-07 13:49:33

A new paradigm to explain glaucoma is rapidly emerging, and it is generating brain-based treatment advances that may ultimately vanquish the disease known as the "sneak thief of sight." A review now available in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reports that some top researchers no longer think of glaucoma solely as an eye disease. Instead, they view it as a neurologic disorder that causes nerve cells in the brain to degenerate and die, similar to what...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.