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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...

2012-09-24 23:00:19

A new study shows promising results for those suffering from glaucoma. Anthony Economou, a glaucoma specialist, is excited about the news the study brings. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 A new study brings good news for glaucoma patients. Continuous intraocular pressure measurement with a contact lens senor was deemed safe and tolerable with repeated use. Though mild adverse effects were common, researchers still believe the study is a positive for those who suffer from the...

2012-04-05 21:07:01

A six-year collaboration between two faculty members of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has yielded new insight regarding the regulation of intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma — an irreversible blinding disease that causes progressive visual impairment due to optic nerve damage and is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. The key finding by associate professors of ophthalmology Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., and Sanjoy...

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...


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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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