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

Monitoring glaucoma at home
(City University London) Glaucoma is a chronic condition that affects cells at the back of the eye. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. People with glaucoma, or at risk of developing glaucoma, require lifelong monitoring, including regular eye tests to track the progression of the disease. A study from City, University of London is the first in the world that suggests glaucoma eye tests can be performed accurately at home by patients themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extended-Release Glaucoma Drugs Eagerly Anticipated Extended-Release Glaucoma Drugs Eagerly Anticipated
Extended-release implants that deliver glaucoma drugs over months or years are just the ticket for patients who have trouble with eyedrops. One has already received FDA approval and five more are in the pipeline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Roclanda Eyedrops, New Option for Glaucoma EMA Panel Backs Roclanda Eyedrops, New Option for Glaucoma
The fixed-dose combination of latanoprost and netarsudil is for adults with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension for whom monotherapy fails.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

iSTAR Medical's glaucoma device MINIject shows positive one-year results in European trial
Growing body of evidence confirms MINIject is safe and effective with results sustained over time WAVRE, Belgium, Nov. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --: iSTAR Medical, a medtech company developing minimally invasive ophthalmic impl... Devices, Ophthalmology iSTAR Medical, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, MINIject, glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PolyActiva appoints Tracy Valorie, ophthalmic industry expert and former Bausch and Lomb executive, to its Board of Directors
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 30, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PolyActiva Pty Ltd, a clinical-stage ophthalmology biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of highly experienced ophthalmic industry expert, Tracy Valorie,... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel PolyActiva , open angle glaucoma, cataract surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Patients Suffer As UCH Abandons Multi-Million-Naira Glaucoma Centre
[Premium Times] Glaucoma patients go through hell in an overcrowded unit at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, while a multi-million-naira glaucoma centre is abandoned (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Up Close and Personal: A Life of Service - The Dr. Dirk Vander Mijnsbrugge Story
Sitting around the kitchen table, Dirk ’s family can’t help but talk about medicine. Dirk, his wife, all three of their children and their spouses are all doctors. With Dirk being the only one to go into industry, he was the target of much teasing. But not anymore. Here’s Dirk’s story.  The youngest son in a lower-middle class family, Dirk Vander Mijnsbrugge was raised to serve others. His parents modelled a life of service; his mom serving their family while his father served their country in the military.    Outside the family, his parents were deeply involved in social service an...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

WVU and Pitt team up for laser trial to treat glaucoma
(West Virginia University) Dr. Tony Realini, professor of ophthalmology and glaucoma specialist at WVU, will be the principal investigator of a $15.2 million study on how a treatment called selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) can be better used to treat glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under (intraocular) pressure
(University of Pittsburgh) Piervincenzo Rizzo, PhD, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, is leading a project that will help glaucoma patients monitor their intraocular pressure (IOP) at home, giving them and their doctors a clearer picture of eye health. The project recently received $1,099,984 from the National Science Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yousefi to develop artificial intelligence to improve glaucoma research, diagnosis
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) Siamak Yousefi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has received two grants worth more than $600,000 combined to further develop artificial intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and monitor glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of researchers from LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence and the University of Copenhagen provides the first evidence that patients with ocular hypertension may exhibit superior antioxidant protection that promotes resistance to the elevated intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?
Title: What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 11, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Types, and Treatment
Title: Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, Types, and TreatmentCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 11, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Novel Solutions to Maintain Glaucoma Care During COVID-19 Novel Solutions to Maintain Glaucoma Care During COVID-19
In-person visits are fraught with concern, but virtual replacements won't cut it either. Dr Shuchi Patel looks at some potential alternatives.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

The human touch: using a webcam to autonomously monitor compliance during visual field assessments - Jones PR, Demaria G, Tigchelaar I, Asfaw DS, Edgar DF, Campbell P, Callaghan T, Crabb DP.
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of using various easy-to-obtain biomarkers to monitor non-compliance (measurement error) during visual field assessments. Methods: Forty-two healthy adults (42 eyes) and seven glaucoma patients (14 eyes) underwent tw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Upstate researcher awarded $2.7 million in grants to research eye scarring, glaucoma
One of the grants expands Dr. Audrey Bernstein ’s ongoing NIH-funded work, which is focused on developing a therapeutic target for scarring in the eye in conjunction with biotech collaborators. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - August 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Sight Sciences Announces First Patients Enrolled in ORION: A Prospective, Multicenter Clinical Trial of the OMNI Surgical System in Pseudophakic, Mild-to-Moderate Glaucoma Patients
Trial to Provide Surgeons with Prospective, Standalone Clinical Data on Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 10, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sight Sciences, Inc., a growth-stage medical device company transformi... Devices, Ophthalmology Sight Sciences, OMNI Surgical System, microinvasive, glaucoma surgery, glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers discover stem cells in optic nerve that preserve vision
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and provides potential to treat a leading cause of blindness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want to Protect Your Eyes as You Age? Stay Away From Carbs
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk? New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-carbohydrate diet might protect you against the vision-robbing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During Pandemic
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed critical medical care aside, a new survey finds many glaucoma patients have missed appointments for monitoring their eye disease. More than half (53%) of 1,051... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During Pandemic
Title: Glaucoma Checkups Fall by the Wayside During PandemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - July 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diet Does Not Up Risk for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Low-carbohydrate diets are not associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study recently published in Eye. Akiko Hanyuda, M.D., M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Glaucoma Patients Worry About Managing Disease During Pandemic
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 -- Glaucoma patients are concerned about managing their condition during the COVID-19 lockdowns, according to the results of a survey released by the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF). With support from Aerie... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study points to potential new approach to treating glaucoma and Alzheimer's disease
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have shown for the first time that when one optic nerve in the eye is damaged, as in glaucoma, the opposite optic nerve comes to the rescue by sharing its metabolic energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news