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Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, a new study says.
Glaucoma â€“ the second leading cause of blindness in the world â€“ is now thought to run in families.
New research finds that older, overweight women may be at lower risk for glaucoma than their thinner peers.
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.
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.
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).
Scientists are reporting progress toward a test that could revolutionize the diagnosis of glaucoma â€” the second leading cause of vision loss and blindness worldwide â€” by detecting the disease years earlier than usually happens at present.
Researchers at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute are now a step closer to deciphering a leading cause of blindness in the United States â€“ glaucoma.
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.
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...
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