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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...

2010-12-01 22:31:38

Research highlights in December's Ophthalmology journal Seniors interested in lifestyle choices that help protect vision will be encouraged by a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study, and people concerned about glaucoma can take heart from work on early detection by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Both studies are published in the December issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. New Evidence for Eye-Protective Effects of Omega-3-Rich...

2010-08-10 13:39:54

Patients with glaucoma appear to have more rapid visual field change if they are older or if they have abnormal levels of anticardiolipin antibody (an antibody directed against a certain protein in the body), according to a report posted online today that will appear in the October print issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Reducing intraocular pressure"”the pressure within the eyeball"”modestly in these patients appears to ameliorate the rate at...

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2010-03-25 09:15:00

Scientists are reporting progress toward a test that could revolutionize the diagnosis of glaucoma "” the second leading cause of vision loss and blindness worldwide "” by detecting the disease years earlier than usually happens at present. They reported the findings yesterday at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). "We are confident that we're moving toward a breakthrough that will allow us to detect glaucoma at its earliest stage," said Chenxu Yu,...

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2010-03-02 07:40:20

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now a step closer to deciphering a leading cause of blindness in the United States "“ glaucoma. In a recent study, David Calkins, Ph.D., director of Research at the VEI, discovered that the first sign of injury in glaucoma actually occurs in the brain. Glaucoma is generally considered a disease of the eye in which sensitivity to ocular pressure causes damage to the retina and optic nerve, which are components of the central nervous system...

2009-03-12 07:00:00

Leading Glaucoma Experts are Working Together to Provide Tips to Help Prevent Vision Loss as Glaucoma Prevalence is Rising Rapidly Across the Globe NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second annual World Glaucoma Day (March 12), leading global glaucoma experts are working together to help educate patients diagnosed with glaucoma and those who may be at risk for the condition. Glaucoma is a worldwide epidemiological challenge affecting approximately four percent of the global population...

2009-03-12 05:29:00

Hospital Joins with International Community to Emphasize Importance of Early Detection for Millions Worldwide NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to combat one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary marked World Glaucoma Day, March 12, 2009, with an eye screening for hundreds of United Nations officials -- ambassadors, deputy ambassadors, the secretary general and staff -- at the UN headquarters building in New York City on...

2009-02-19 12:15:00

- Clinical Performance Indicates a 40% Reduction of Intraocular Pressure at Two Years - WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SOLX, Inc. announced today that it has surpassed 1000 implantation procedures with its proprietary SOLX Gold Shunt(R), a drainage device that reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) for the treatment of glaucoma. "This is a significant milestone," said Doug Adams, President and Founder of SOLX, "as it validates the importance of the Gold Shunt in the treatment of...

2009-02-12 06:52:00

The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Joins International Observance To Draw Attention To "The Sneak Thief of Sight" NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to combat one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Organization have set March 12, 2009, as the second annual World Glaucoma Day. The day will be marked by awareness and educational events organized by eye care institutions and local patient support...


Word of the Day
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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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