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  • For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Risk of glaucoma tied to 7 or more injections for macular degeneration, study suggests

  • U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Routine eye exams the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say

  • First Case of Zika-Linked Glaucoma Diagnosed in Infant
    (30-Nov-2016)
    Brazilian baby developed vision-threatening condition after being exposed to virus in womb

  • Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Study showed the lenses as effective in monkeys as the standard eye drop treatment

  • Mouse Study Hints at Hope Against Blindness
    (12-Jul-2016)
    Combo of gene therapy, visual stimulation helped part of crushed optic nerve grow back into the brain

  • Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Small study found 10 days of electrical stimulation restored some lost vision for some patients

  • What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss
    (12-Apr-2016)
    They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

  • Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Risk of the eye disease dropped by 20 percent or more for those who consumed the most, study found

  • Scientists Spot Three More Genes Linked to Glaucoma Risk
    (11-Jan-2016)
    Findings could help in battle against the eye disease

  • Glaucoma Patients Have False Notions of Pot's Ability to Treat Their Disease: Survey
    (23-Dec-2015)
    And trend toward legalization of marijuana only fuels misconceptions, researchers add

  • Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk
    (28-May-2015)
    Study found people with highest dose were 25 percent less likely to develop eye condition

  • Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss
    (22-May-2015)
    Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

  • Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Non-branded medication may be more than $1,000 cheaper a year, researchers report

  • High Blood Pressure May Boost Glaucoma Risk
    (07-Jan-2015)
    Study finds blood vessel damage from elevated BP might make the eye disease more likely

  • Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease

  • Researchers Probe Molecular Cause for Glaucoma
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Scientists now at work on eye drops they hope will one day combat the leading cause of blindness in U.S.

  • Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Sunlight reflected up into the eyes may boost odds for a condition that could harm vision, study finds

  • Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too
    (02-Jul-2014)
    In U.S., one in 10,000 infants is born with the vision-robbing disease

  • Eye 'Training' May Help Restore Some Vision Lost to Glaucoma
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Gains seen after 3 months using experimental computer program, study says

  • Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss
    (22-Apr-2014)
    Study gave Diamox, along with weight-loss plan, to patients with a different eye disease

  • Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Effect seen for women on estrogen-only treatment in study, but experts say more research is needed

  • Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half: Study
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Regular eye exams are best way to diagnose the condition, expert says

  • Your Contact Lens Might Someday Dispense Eye Drugs
    (09-Dec-2013)
    Promising results in animal studies show they've delivered glaucoma meds continuously for a month

  • 'The Pill' Tied to Raised Risk of Glaucoma
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Eye disease more common among users of birth control pills, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Glaucoma, Study Says
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Researchers recommend screenings for people with the sleep disorder

  • Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris
    (01-Aug-2013)
    Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

  • Glaucoma Screening Not for Everyone: Experts
    (09-Jul-2013)
    Too little evidence that test benefits adults without vision problems, panel finds

  • Common Glaucoma Drug May Cause Droopy Eyelids, Study Finds
    (24-May-2013)
    Doctors should be cautious when prescribing specific eyedrops, researchers say

  • Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition
    (23-May-2013)
    Seniors taking them had side effect that has been linked to glaucoma, small study finds

  • Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Experts not able to make recommendations on drug, surgery or laser choices

  • U.S. Glaucoma Cases Jump 22 Percent Over Decade: Report
    (13-Dec-2012)
    More than 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by this eye disease, experts warn

  • 'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Devices appear to reduce pressure in the eye, studies find

  • Drivers' Glaucoma May Boost Accident Risk
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Study using simulators suggests need for peripheral vision testing

  • Coffee Might Raise Glaucoma Risk: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Increased risk for those who drink 3 cups a day could be 66 percent, researchers say, but others are skeptical

  • Statins Tied to Reduced Glaucoma Risk
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Large study found possible preventive effect against blindness-causing eye condition

  • Glaucoma Stent Approved
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Along with cataract surgery, helps reduce pressure inside eye

  • Research Gets Closer to Genetic Roots of Glaucoma
    (27-Apr-2012)
    Two gene variants may interact with a molecule regulating cell growth, study suggests

  • For Some, Glaucoma Strikes at a Young Age
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Massachusetts man has coped with chronic eye disease since early teens

  • Glaucoma Need Not Steal Sight, Experts Say
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Once lost, vision can't be restored, making early detection and treatment critical

  • National Screening Urged to Detect Eye Disease in Blacks
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Undiagnosed glaucoma contributes to vision loss, mainly in blacks, researchers say

  • Zioptan Eyedrops Approved for Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension
    (13-Feb-2012)
    To reduce pressure inside the eye

  • Glaucoma Experts Eye Benefits of Exercise
    (30-Oct-2011)
    Moderate activity may reduce an important risk factor, study finds

  • Cocaine Increases Risk for Glaucoma: Study
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Abusers with the eye disease significantly younger than other glaucoma patients who did not do drugs

  • Frequent Tests Help Track Progression of Glaucoma, Study Finds
    (08-Aug-2011)
    Screening patients twice a year better than annual screenings, researchers say

  • Spending on Glaucoma Meds Rising in U.S., Study Finds
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Certain groups of patients, including those on public health insurance, seem to be most affected

  • Researchers Outline Key Risk Factors for Glaucoma
    (09-May-2011)
    Even a small rise in pressure within the eye can raise the odds for the disease

  • Obesity Seems to Cut Women's Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Researchers suspect association may be due to estrogen

  • Noninvasive Glaucoma Test Might Speed Up Detection
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Measuring electrical activity of retina, researchers say, reveals early changes in disease process

  • Relieving Eye Pressure May Slow Glaucoma
    (09-Aug-2010)
    Treatment most likely to help young patients with advanced damage, researchers say

  • Excess Weight May Protect Women From Type of Glaucoma
    (05-Aug-2010)
    But don't gain weight to protect your eyes, experts say

  • Glaucoma Cases on the Rise in U.S.
    (11-Jul-2010)
    Older, more diverse population accounts for most of the growth in eye disorder, experts say

  • Confronting Glaucoma, Before It's Too Late
    (11-Jul-2010)

  • Red Wine Compound Could Point to Treatment for Eye Diseases
    (25-Jun-2010)
    Resveratrol appears to block harmful blood vessel growth, study finds

  • Stem Cell Technique Restores Sight to Burn-Injured Eyes
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Lab-grown graft provides 'biological contact lens' for cornea, experts say

  • Drinking Green Tea May Protect Eyes
    (24-Apr-2010)
    Researchers confirm that beneficial ingredients penetrate eye tissue

  • New Contact Lenses Could Improve Glaucoma Treatment
    (24-Mar-2010)
    They come loaded with vitamin E, to help more medicine get to cornea, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of Glaucoma
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Here are common symptoms

  • Waiting Safe for Some at Risk of Glaucoma
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Doctors can postpone treatment in low-risk patients, study finds

  • Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows
    (03-Mar-2010)
    Animal study shows degeneration occurring in reverse order than commonly believed

  • Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
    (19-Feb-2010)
    In tests with rats, tea consumption reduced oxidative stress, researchers say

  • Glaucoma Drugs May Play Role in Longer Life
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Early death risk drops with use, but other factors may contribute, experts say

  • Laser Deemed Best Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Standard therapy still recommended over steroid injections, researchers say

  • U.S. Relaxes Opposition to Medical Marijuana
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Prosecutors will no longer go after users or suppliers in states that permit use of the drug

  • Glaucoma Tied to Gene Variants in Blacks
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Findings could lead to new treatments or even a cure, researchers say

  • Special Eye Drops May Reverse Glaucoma Damage
    (04-Aug-2009)
    More testing still needed, but nerve growth factor proved effective in study

  • Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Hong Kong researchers implicate silent infarcts in glaucoma

  • Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

  • Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
    (09-Dec-2008)
    CDC study projects that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have vision problems

  • Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
    (17-Oct-2008)
    A quarter haven't seen vision specialist in 2 years, survey finds

  • Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk
    (16-Oct-2008)
    Trouble with the gland means 38% greater vision threat, study suggests

  • Painkiller May Prevent Diabetes-Related Retinal Damage
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Pentazocine's effects on eye health called 'phenomenal,' study concludes

  • Cataracts World's Leading Cause of Vision Loss
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Age a key factor, but group cites other risks during August disease awareness month

  • Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Even those with severe disease can save some vision, experts say

  • New Imaging Tool Can Spot Glaucoma Risk
    (09-Jun-2008)
    But experts say it will be several years before there's widespread use

  • Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk
    (02-May-2008)
    Regular screenings may help prevent irreversible nerve damage

  • Survey Finds Many Americans Clueless About Eye Disease
    (13-Mar-2008)
    Findings point to need for education, outreach efforts, experts say

  • Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks
    (11-Mar-2008)
    Inappropriate treatment with beta blockers, other meds also increases odds, study finds

  • 'Fluorescent' Retinal Cells Warn of Eye Disease
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Device that measures metabolic stress could help doctors catch trouble early

  • Combigan Drops Approved for Glaucoma
    (31-Oct-2007)
    To treat pressure in the eye

  • Most Americans Have Poor 'Eye-Q'
    (30-Oct-2007)
    Many lack knowledge of basic vision care, safety, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding Glaucoma
    (20-Sep-2007)
    It can permanently harm your vision

  • Stabilizing Eye Pressure Key to Glaucoma Care
    (13-Aug-2007)
    Fluctuations point to continuing vision loss, study finds

  • Health Tip: Know Your Risk for Glaucoma
    (11-Jul-2006)
    Age and family history are factors

  • Glaucoma Care Costs More As Vision Worsens
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Researchers note aging population will only make problem worse

  • Glaucoma May Run in Families
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Siblings of people with the disease are at heightened risk, study finds

  • Regular Screenings Protect Against Glaucoma
    (18-Nov-2005)
    The sight-robbing disease affects more than 2.2 million Americans over age 40

  • Health Tip: Controlling Glaucoma
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Early diagnosis is key

  • Corneal Thickness Can Determine Glaucoma Treatment
    (13-SEP-2004)
    It can alter which therapy is chosen, researchers say

  • Link Between Hypothyroidism, Glaucoma Found
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Men with thyroid condition more likely to have vision problem, study finds

  • Latinos Prone to Eye Disease
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Suffer more vision problems than any other ethnic group

  • Study Finds Glaucoma Drug Effective
    (13-JUL-2004)