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Physical Fitness Could Have Positive Impact On Eye Health
2011-10-25 03:11:39

New study links active lifestyle to reduced risk of glaucoma Physical activity may be what the doctor orders to help patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. According to a recently published scientific paper, higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important risk factor for glaucoma. Published in the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science journal (Physical Activity and Ocular...

2011-10-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans ages 40 and older must be better educated about the risk factors for glaucoma, the silent nature of the condition, and its potentially serious outcomes, according to a new declaration issued by the Glaucoma Working Group, a panel of experts including The Glaucoma Foundation, the Alliance for Aging Research and leading ophthalmologists, in partnership with Merck. To achieve this goal, the Group encourages aging Americans to TAKE on Glaucoma...

2011-10-04 04:00:00

The Aravind Eye Care System, a global leader in eliminating avoidable blindness in developing nations today announces a clinical study partnership with Lumenis®, one of the world's largest medical laser companies and a global developer, manufacturer and seller of laser, light-based and radiofrequency devices for ophthalmic, aesthetic, and surgical applications. Santa Clara, California, USA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 The Aravind Eye Care System, a global leader in eliminating avoidable...

2011-09-29 14:34:22

Study suggests glaucoma screenings are happening too late Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Although it can be treated, new research shows Canadians may not be doing enough to protect themselves. According to a new study by Lawson Health Research Institute's Dr. Cindy Hutnik, many Canadian glaucoma patients are not screened until the disease has reached moderate or advanced stages. Glaucoma is known as the "silent thief of sight." It slowly and irreversibly...

2011-08-11 06:43:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- By studying a mouse model, researchers have obtained new insights about glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that leads to damage to the optic nerve. This is the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP). There are four forms of glaucoma, and...

2011-05-10 14:11:17

Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is a group of diseases that can lead to damage of the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Previous studies of glaucoma risk factors do not always represent the majority of patients...

2011-05-10 08:04:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, a new study says. Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is a group of diseases that can lead to damage of the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Previous studies of glaucoma risk factors do not always represent the majority of patients or real-world practices in treating them. "The purpose of our...

2011-02-21 08:13:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Glaucoma "“ the second leading cause of blindness in the world "“ is now thought to run in families.  A team of investigators from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida offer an eye opening finding where they have just identified a novel candidate gene for the most frequent form of the eye disorder, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).  The findings present new insights into glaucoma pathology, which could lead to targeted treatment...

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2011-02-15 05:45:00

New research finds that older, overweight women may be at lower risk for glaucoma than their thinner peers. The study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology involved some 4,000 older Dutch women who were followed for ten years.  The researchers found that the heavier female participants were less likely to develop the blinding eye disease known as open-angle glaucoma.  A similar link between weight and glaucoma was not observed among the men in the study.  Open-angle...

2011-01-07 00:00:07

A newer type of glaucoma is stalking larger numbers of baby boomers, along with some middle aged and elderly people as well. Known by the tongue-twisting name, Neovascular Glaucoma, the disorder goes hand-in-glove with the estimated four million type II diabetes cases in the U.S. But a glaucoma treatment is close at hand. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) January 6, 2011 New World Medical, Inc. has announced that a glaucoma treatment is helping one-quarter of patients afflicted with neovascular...