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2011-05-10 14:11:17

Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is a group of diseases that can lead to damage of the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Previous studies of glaucoma risk factors do not always represent the majority of patients...

2011-05-10 08:04:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Elevated pressure inside the eye, cornea thinning, and visual field loss are all markers that glaucoma may progress, a new study says. Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of permanent vision loss. It is a group of diseases that can lead to damage of the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. Previous studies of glaucoma risk factors do not always represent the majority of patients or real-world practices in treating them. "The purpose of our...

2011-05-02 19:12:38

Jackson Laboratory researchers and their collaborators have reported their discovery of a gene implicated in an acute and severe form of glaucoma known as angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). The gene's activity points to previously unsuspected mechanisms involved in both ACG and infant eye development. Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases and a leading cause of blindness. An increase in fluid pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP) leads to damage to the optic nerve, causing...

2011-04-04 22:28:51

Ophthalmology journal research highlight It's generally known that African Americans have the highest risk for glaucoma (about 12 percent) among racial groups in the United States. They are more than twice as likely as non-Hispanic white Americans (5.6 percent) to develop this potentially blinding disease. But little was known about risks for Asian Americans until a National Eye Institute funded study published recently in Ophthalmology journal (online). By reviewing insurance records of more...

2011-03-24 20:54:24

A Jackson Laboratory research team, working in collaboration with researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, show that RNA granules--key players in messenger RNA (mRNA) processing--can affect eye development, leading to juvenile cataracts in humans and mice. The research, published in the March 25 issue of Science, also demonstrates the first connection between RNA granules and glaucoma, as the humans and mice in the study developed glaucoma. In the...

2011-03-07 05:00:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of medical innovations in ophthalmology, today announced the closing of a $30 million Series B financing. Clarus Ventures and Sofinnova Ventures co-led the round, with participation from Osage University Partners, and existing investors Alta Partners and TPG Biotech. Aerie expects to use proceeds from this financing to fund continued...

2011-02-21 08:13:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Glaucoma "“ the second leading cause of blindness in the world "“ is now thought to run in families.  A team of investigators from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida offer an eye opening finding where they have just identified a novel candidate gene for the most frequent form of the eye disorder, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).  The findings present new insights into glaucoma pathology, which could lead to targeted treatment...

2011-02-18 12:24:25

Glaucoma "“ a leading cause of vision loss and blindness worldwide "“ runs in families. A team of investigators from Vanderbilt University and the University of Florida has identified a new candidate gene for the most common form of the eye disorder, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). The findings, reported Feb. 17 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, offer novel insights into glaucoma pathology and could lead to targeted treatment strategies. Elevated pressure inside the...

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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...

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2011-01-04 09:33:56

By Ed Stiles, University of Arizona Cumbersome glaucoma tests that require a visit to the ophthalmologist could soon be history thanks to a home test developed by a UA engineer. The self-test instrument has been designed in Eniko Enikov's lab at the UA College of Engineering. Gone are the eye drops and need for a sterilized sensor. In their place is an easy-to-use probe that gently rubs the eyelid and can be used at home. "You simply close your eye and rub the eyelid like you might casually...


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