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2012-01-17 22:54:38

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Nearly 4 million Americans have the disorder, which affects 70 million worldwide. There is no cure and no early symptoms. Once vision is lost, it´s permanent. New findings at Georgia Tech, published in January during Glaucoma Awareness Month, explore one of the many molecular origins of glaucoma and advance research dedicated to fighting the disease. Glaucoma is typically triggered when fluid is unable to circulate freely through...

2012-01-05 11:48:44

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans. The National Eye Institute (NEI) leads research toward better prevention, detection, and treatment of this often silent but devastating disease. During Glaucoma Awareness Month, NEI highlights research advances, showcases education and awareness efforts, and reminds Americans that early detection and treatment is the best way to prevent vision loss. NEI advises all Americans at risk of...

2011-12-21 11:50:00

Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery. It occurs mainly within 48 hours after the Surgery. (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Online Eye Info. The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced today a partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a program to track Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome (TASS) which is a rare but sight threatening complication of cataract surgery . The Academy will help to create an online...

How Does Space Flight Impact Astronauts' Eyes And Vision?
2011-11-03 13:30:20

Report featured in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology A new study sponsored by NASA finds that space flights lasting six months or more can cause a spectrum of changes in astronauts' visual systems. Some problems, including blurry vision, appear to persist long after astronauts' return to Earth. The results are affecting plans for long-duration manned space voyages, such as a trip to Mars. The study team included ophthalmologists Thomas H. Mader, MD, of...

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...

2011-09-29 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...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'