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2008-12-23 20:41:52

The sneak thief of sight -- glaucoma -- often associated with the elderly, can strike at any age, a U.S. non-profit group warns. Officials at the Chicago-based Prevent Blindness America say glaucoma causes loss of sight by slowly damaging the optic nerve, which results in loss of peripheral vision. If not treated central vision can be lost as well. There were no warning signs. I had very close to 20/20 vision and never had any pain, A.J. DeGeorge, a 27-year-old being treated for the disease...

2008-09-09 12:00:42

NEW YORK, MONTREAL, and SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Bio Med Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBS Limited (OTCPK: ICBT), is pleased to announced a revolutionary new treatment for Glaucoma being developed in conjunction with the university of Arizona. An exciting new drug is currently under development by Canadian Bio Med Systems, Inc. with their partner Ocular Therapeutics Inc, of San Diego, (CBMS) which may changed the paradigm of glaucoma therapy....

2008-06-18 15:00:45

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced today that it has begun enrollment in a Phase 1 clinical trial with the Company's selective Adenosine 1 agonist, INO-8875, for the treatment of glaucoma. In March, Inotek received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance INO-8875 into clinical trials. The initial study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and the potential of INO-8875 to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. Glaucoma patients typically have...

2006-08-18 13:59:37

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women with glaucoma, pregnancy usually has no effect on their eye condition, but in some cases it does. Glaucoma is characterized by increased pressure within the eyeball, which can lead to vision loss or even blindness if it's left untreated. A study of what researchers call the largest group of pregnant glaucoma patients ever compiled is reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology. "We found that although many glaucoma patients did...

2006-07-14 11:26:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes apparently run an increased risk of developing glaucoma, the eye condition characterized by increased internal pressure that can lead to blindness if left untreated. The finding comes from an analysis of data from more than 76,000 participants in the Nurses' Health Study. "The study supports the notion that type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of glaucoma," lead author Dr. Louis R. Pasquale, from Harvard Medical...

2006-02-15 19:10:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Global cases of the eye disease glaucoma are expected to reach 60 million by 2010 and 80 million by 2020, researchers said on Thursday. Professor Harry Quigley, of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, said women and people in Asia and Africa will be most affected. "It is a preventable cause of blindness. It is a treatable disease," said Quigley, who reported the findings in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Glaucoma is a condition that can...

2006-01-02 15:50:06

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Brothers and sisters of patients with glaucoma have about a 20 percent chance of having developed the disease by the time they reach age 70, according to results of the Nottingham Family Glaucoma Screening Study. "That's about five times the risk of the whole population at a similar age," Stephen A Vernon from University Hospital in Nottingham told Reuters Health. In the initial phase of the study, 271 siblings of 156 glaucoma patients...


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