Links Between Genetic Risk, Glaucoma Prevalence Examined
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Polygenic variants are associated with comparable risk for developing open-angle glaucoma as that associated with the most common single-gene pathogenic variant, according to a study published online July 15 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Targeted gene therapy may protect against vision loss from glaucoma, diabetes, study says
A new form of gene therapy may help prevent vision loss caused by diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Cell. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction
Polygenic risk scores can improve risk stratification in people at increased odds of developing open-angle glaucoma, according to researchers in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss
An NIH-funded research project found that calcium modulator CaMKII protects the optic nerve in mice, opening the door to new sight-saving therapy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Better Test to Help Spot Glaucoma?
FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 -- Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss in older people, and early detection can bring better treatment. Now, researchers in Australia say their experimental genetic test for glaucoma can identify 15 times more people at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Better Test to Help Spot Glaucoma?
Title: A Better Test to Help Spot Glaucoma?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - July 16, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Study: New genetic test effective at spotting people at high risk for glaucoma
A new genetic test for glaucoma is 15 times more accurate at identifying people at high risk for the eye disease than existing diagnostics, a study published Thursday by JAMA Ophthalmology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glaucoma: New blood test 15 TIMES more likely to identify high-risk people before vision loss
The effectiveness of the test was assessed on a total of 413,8344 individual with and without glaucoma by researchers from Australia's Flinders University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

iSTAR Medical receives U.S. FDA approval to start pivotal trial for MINIject in glaucoma patients
World-leading surgeons to join iSTAR Medical's STAR-V study WAVRE, Belgium, July 15, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- iSTAR Medical, a med-tech company developing minimally-invasive implants for glaucoma surgery (MIGS), announced today... Devices, Ophthalmology, FDA iSTAR Medical, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, MINIject , glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers overcome winking, napping pigs to prove brain test works
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) If you've ever been to an eye doctor, there's a good chance you've felt the sudden puff of air to the eye that constitutes a traditional test for glaucoma. It's no one's favorite experience, but the puff is non-invasive and harmless. Scientists use a similar method to test learning and memory in animals and humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Current Use of Hormonal Contraceptives May Up Glaucoma Risk
FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 -- Women of reproductive age who currently use hormonal contraceptives are at higher risk for developing glaucoma, according to a study published online June 22 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Kate Hogden,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition + High Caffeine Intake Ups Risk of Increased Intraocular Pressure
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Among individuals with the strongest genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), greater caffeine consumption is associated with higher IOP and higher glaucoma prevalence, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma
Previous studies showed that people who took large doses of caffeine experienced temporary increases in eye pressure. Researchers have wondered whether ingesting caffeine over a long period could pose a risk.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Caffeine May Raise Risk of Inherited Glaucoma
Caffeine might increase the risk of an eye disease in people who have a genetic susceptibility. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma
Title: Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for GlaucomaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- That third or fourth cup of coffee may do more than make your heart race: New research suggests it could significantly increase your risk of glaucoma if you're genetically predisposed to the eye disease. The study included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Some Indications for Using Dexamethasone?
Discussion Corticosteroids are a group of drugs which can be naturally or synthetically produced. Naturally occurring substances are produced in the adrenal gland, and are protein-bound (primarily corticosteroid-binding globulin and albumin). In the target tissues, they may need to be converted to an active substance. They are then reduced, oxidized, hydroxylated or conjugated as measures to inactivate them. Synthetic steroids have less protein binding and depending on their structure are more or less resistant to inactivation. Prednisone is the glucocorticoid most often used for treatment, especially as it has a short hal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The impact of weather and seasons on falls and physical activity among older adults with glaucoma: a longitudinal prospective cohort study - Vongsachang H, Mihailovic A, E JY, Friedman DS, West SK, Gitlin LN, Ramulu PY.
We examined the relationship between weather and seasons on falls and physical activity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

AI spots neurons better than human experts
(Duke University) A combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT), adaptive optics and deep neural networks can easily and precisely track changes in the number and shape of retinal ganglion cells in the eye. This new AI-driven method can enable better diagnosis and monitoring for neuron-damaging eye and brain diseases like glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Randomized Trial to Improve Adherence to Follow-up Eye Examinations Among People With Glaucoma
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental features contributing to falls in persons with vision impairment: the role of home lighting and home hazards - Ramulu PY, Mihailovic A, Jian-Yu E, Miller RB, West SK, Gitlin LN, Friedman DS.
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether home hazards and lighting levels are associated with higher fall rates in adults with varying degrees of visual field (VF) damage from glaucoma. METHODS: Participants with diagnosed or suspected glaucoma provided three ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The New Valveless Glaucoma Drainage Device: An Expert's Take The New Valveless Glaucoma Drainage Device: An Expert's Take
Dr Shuchi Patel and Dr Thomas Patrianakos discuss the latter's initial experience using the Ahmed ClearPath.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Avoid preventable vision loss
Has your eyesight become blurry? Do you have glaucoma, but you haven't been in for an exam or treatment? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may have delayed eye appointments. Dr. Cheryl Khanna, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says it's important to catch eye diseases early. "I think the main take-home message is that if you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ocular Hypertension Trial Supports Watching and Waiting Ocular Hypertension Trial Supports Watching and Waiting
Clinicians don't always need to treat ocular hypertension, but should closely monitor patients with this condition, which sometimes progresses to glaucoma, a long-term study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Treatment not always needed to prevent vision loss in patients with elevated eye pressure
(Washington University School of Medicine) The national Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study was designed to determine whether lowering elevated eye pressure in patients might prevent vision loss from glaucoma. Researchers recently completed follow-up studies on patients 20 years after the start of the original study and found that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need pressure-lowering treatment to prevent vision loss from glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Strategies for Managing Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma Strategies for Managing Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma
Recent advances have led to new options for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular surface disease in patients with glaucoma.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Marijuana for glaucoma treatment: a recipe for disaster - Daga FB, Almeida I, Prata TS, Paranhos AJ.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide(1). It occurs more frequently in elderly individuals, but it can also develop in young adults, children, and newborns. Glaucoma is characterized by the dysfunction and loss of retinal gangli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Up in Normal-Tension Glaucoma
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is associated with an increased prevalence of cognitive impairment, according to a study published online March 29 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Sean Mullany, M.D., from Flinders... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Glaucoma result of high blood sugar levels and may lead to blindness
DIABETES type 2 has the ability to affect almost every body part, hence the need for a person to safely manage this condition by monitoring their blood sugar levels and eating correctly. Failing to do this could result in blindness, warn healthcare professionals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

April 2021
Antibodies Protect Against COVID-19 Reinfection Good Sleep for Good Health : Get the Rest You Need Pregnancy Check-Ups : Healthy Start for Mom and Baby Dr. Chandra Jackson on COVID-19 and Sleep Dr. Kenneth Wright on Shift Work and Sleep Guarding Against Glaucoma My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert optometrist warns 'misty and patchy vision' could be a sign of glaucoma
GLAUCOMA can lead to permanent vision loss, which is why it's imperative to receive an early diagnosis. Top optometrist Giles Edmonds explains how the condition occurs, early symptoms, and what can be done to retain your eyesight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Case for Stand-alone MIGS Gets Stronger The Case for Stand-alone MIGS Gets Stronger
New data show meaningful reductions in IOP and medications in pseudophakic patients with open-angle-glaucoma.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana Is Not Regulated as Most Medicines Are
The industry lacks randomized controlled clinical trials that can clearly establish benefits and risks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Medical Marijuana Cannabis Foods and Products Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Glaucoma Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Rate of falls, fear of falling, and avoidance of activities at-risk for falls in older adults with glaucoma - Bhorade AM, Perlmutter MS, Sabapathypillai SL, Goel M, Wilson B, Gordon M.
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between glaucoma severity and rate of falls, fear of falling, and avoidance of activities at-risk for falls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Glaucoma patients (n=138), ages 55-90 years, with mi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Safety Profile of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery Safety Profile of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery
Learn more about the safety and efficacy of various minimally invasive procedures for glaucoma treatment and the complications associated with each.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists Gain Insight Into Genetics of Glaucoma
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease. In their study, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Insight Into the Genetics of Glaucoma
Title: Insight Into the Genetics of GlaucomaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - March 3, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Do patients manage their health care better if they can access their electronic health records?
What are electronic health records?Healthcare providers maintain health-related information about a patient in an electronic health record, which is held in a digitalform and is accessed by a computer. Healthcare professionals use these records to access all health-related information for a patient'scare, whenever and wherever they need it. Information may include a person's medical history, medicines, allergies, test results, andimmunisation history.Some healthcare providers let patients see their own electronic health records, usually by giving them web-based access. Patients may alsobe oDered other web-based services, s...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 16, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

What Is Usually the First Sign of Glaucoma
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The effects of visual field loss from glaucoma on performance in a driving simulator - Bro T, Andersson J.
BACKGROUND: To examine the effects of different stages of visual field loss (VFL) from advanced glaucoma on performance in a driving simulator. METHODS: Data on performance and safety from a traffic simulator test for 104 participants with withdraw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A niche for the eye
(Stowers Institute for Medical Research) What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings from the lab of Investigator Ting Xie, PhD, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research point to the ciliary body as a key to unlocking this possibility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Good is Photoscreening For Young Children ’ s Vision Problems?
This study showed that not only was smartphone photoscreening feasible, but was quite good at screening for potential vision problems. Smartphone photoscreening has the advantages of being more ubiquitously available and thus children in almost any location can be screened. A study of photoscreening using a handheld digital photoscreener in primary care offices validated the technology showing an overall referral rate of 10% to an ophthalmologist with suspected astigmatism, anisometropia and strabismus being the most common reasons. The overall positive predictive rate was 0.60. “…[O]ver 60% of children referr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gait in elderly glaucoma: impact of lighting conditions, changes in lighting, and fear of falling - Bicket AK, Mihailovic A, E JY, Nguyen A, Mukherjee MR, Friedman DS, Ramulu PY.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the impact of lighting changes on gait in elderly patients with glaucoma and evaluate whether associations are mediated by fear of falling (FOF). METHODS: Gait initiation and parameters meas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk
A decade after undergoing cataract removal in infancy a substantial and increasing proportion of patients develop glaucoma or become glaucoma suspects, a clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Risk for Glaucoma Up After Cataract Removal in Infancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2020 -- For children undergoing unilateral cataract removal in infancy, the risk for glaucoma-related adverse events increases during follow-up and is not influenced by primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Childhood
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- Infants who have cataract removal surgery are at increased risk for sight-threatening glaucoma later in childhood, researchers say. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve -- the connection between the eye and brain -- and can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Childhood
Title: Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in ChildhoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - December 22, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Thousands are risking blindness because they don't use their eye drops properly, warn experts
The concern follows recent reports that only half of the 480,000 sufferers of glaucoma - the most common eye condition in the UK - are given clear instructions for using their medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in infancy increases glaucoma risk
NIH-funded clinical trial shows risk is similar whether or not a cloudy lens is replaced with a lens implant. Study suggests lifelong monitoring is crucial to preventing glaucoma-related vision loss. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover clue to how to protect neurons and encourage their growth
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have identified a family of enzymes whose inhibition both protects neurons and encourages their growth, a pathway to potential new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases from Alzheimer's to glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news