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

Check Early and Often for Glaucoma
Title: Check Early and Often for GlaucomaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - July 20, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Check Early and Often for Glaucoma
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Regular eye checks are crucial for people with early-stage glaucoma, a new study shows. Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain becomes damaged. It develops slowly and affects... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide screening in Sturge-Weber syndrome: an important issue in need of further study - Sebold AJ, Ahmed AS, Ryan TC, Cohen BA, Jampel HD, Suskauer SJ, Zabel TA, Comi AM, Rybczynski S.
BACKGROUND: Sturge-Weber syndrome is a neurocutaneous disorder associated with epilepsy, glaucoma, cognitive impairments, and a port-wine birthmark. Although individuals with Sturge-Weber syndrome are vulnerable to known risk factors for suicide, including... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Glaucoma study findings emphasise need for regular eye checks
(University of Bradford) People with early-stage glaucoma see the contrast of visible objects in a very similar way to people without the condition, a new study has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dissolving eye implant the size of a grain of sand could help save the sight of glaucoma patients 
An eye implant measuring just 0.2mm by 1mm could revolutionise the treatment of glaucoma, a condition that affects 500,000 Britons and is a leading cause of blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technology Bridges the Gap to Better Sight
More than 6 million Americans have vision problems that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. Companies like IrisVision are creating headsets to help them see better. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janet Morrissey Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Disabilities Headphones and Headsets Blindness Glaucoma Macular Degeneration Virtual Reality (Computers) IrisVision Global Inc AI July August 2020 Source Type: news

Why The Uncomfortable Test? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. When it comes to coronavirus testing, they always show that long swab that seems to be pushed into the brain and appears very uncomfortable. Why is this the standard method? – Harold It’s called a nasopharyngeal swab and it doesn’t go into the brain but ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bimatoprost Implant a Promising Weapon in Fight Against Glaucoma Bimatoprost Implant a Promising Weapon in Fight Against Glaucoma
Dr Shuchi Patel says the important question behind the recently approved intracameral biodegradable sustained-release implant isn't whether it works (it does) but rather for how long.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Study sheds light on why retinal ganglion cells are vulnerable to glaucoma
(AlphaMed Press) Millions of sufferers of glaucoma might someday benefit from a study released in STEM CELLS in which a " disease in a dish " stem cell model was used to examine the mechanism in glaucoma that causes retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to degenerate, resulting in loss of vision. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers model human stem cells to identify degeneration in glaucoma
(Indiana University School of Medicine) More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a serious eye condition causing vision loss. Using human stem cell models, researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine found they could analyze deficits within cells damaged by glaucoma, with the potential to use this information to develop new strategies to slow the disease process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Glaucoma Overview
Glaucoma (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tissue level implants in healthy versus medically compromised patients. A cohort comparative study.
CONCLUSIONS:In terms of Success, Failure and Survival rates, tissue level implants placed in Healthy and in Medically compromised individuals showed no short-term (1 year) differences. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Characterizing the impact of fear of falling on activity and falls in older adults with glaucoma - E JY, Mihailovic A, Kuo PL, West SK, Friedman DS, Gitlin LN, Li T, Schrack JA, Ramulu PY.
OBJECTIVE: Fear of falling (FoF) may alter mobility in older adults, especially among those with visual impairment. Using a longitudinal prospective cohort of older glaucoma patients, we investigated whether and how FoF is associated with future falls and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sight Sciences Introduces the Next-Generation OMNI(R) Surgical System for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery
Enhanced Design Offers Improved Ergonomics and Procedural Efficiency for the Only Device that Targets the Three Points of Resistance in the Conventional Outflow Pathway MENLO PARK, Calif., May 7, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Sight ... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Sight Sciences, OMNI Surgical System, microinvasive, glaucoma surgery, glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy a Better Option for Glaucoma? Is Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy a Better Option for Glaucoma?
Dr Shuchi Patel on how this novel single-use ophthalmic device stacks up against conventional goniotomy and trabectome.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news