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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...

2010-12-02 07:42:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Two new studies provide hopeful information for those at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma. The first study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Wilmer Eye Institute to determine if a regular consumption of omega-3 rich seafood had an influence on the risk of developing AMD, the leading cause of blindness for Caucasians in the U.S.  Since retinas naturally contain large amounts of omega-3s, the nutrient is...

2010-12-01 22:31:38

Research highlights in December's Ophthalmology journal 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. Both studies are published in the December issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. New Evidence for Eye-Protective Effects of Omega-3-Rich...

2010-11-09 13:35:25

Corneal arcus, a condition in which a ring of lipids builds up around the cornea, appears common among middle-age and older adults and may be associated with elevated eye pressure, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Intraocular pressure (the pressure inside the eye) is the only treatable risk factor for glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, according to background information in the article....

2010-11-02 15:14:03

Does Goldmann applanation tonometry performed by community optometrists reduce referrals? A pilot study A tool, widely regarded as the "gold standard," but often deemed to be too expensive, cuts needless referrals for suspected glaucoma, indicates preliminary research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Since the publication of new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), new referrals for suspected glaucoma have increased...

2010-09-07 17:18:00

- SYL040012 is a new compound arising from Sylentis' research in ophthalmological disorders. - It is indicated for treating ocular hypertension and preventing glaucoma. - SYL040012 is a form of interference RNA (RNAi). - It reduces intraocular pressure by inhibiting the expression of b-adrenergic receptors. MADRID, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sylentis, a biopharmaceutical subsidiary of Grupo Zeltia (MC: ZEL) and a pioneer in the research and development of new drugs based on gene silencing...

2010-08-10 13:39:54

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), according to a report posted online today that will appear in the October print issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Reducing intraocular pressure"”the pressure within the eyeball"”modestly in these patients appears to ameliorate the rate at...

2010-08-02 20:44:41

This month's Ophthalmology journal includes surprising research from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on the relation of body weight to the risk for glaucoma. Also, from researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, comes the first specific map of how the development of myopic maculopathy, an illness that afflicts many severely nearsighted people, predicts which patients will be most susceptible to vision loss. Does Higher Body Weight Protect Women from One Type of Glaucoma?...


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