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Posts Tagged ‘Glaucoma’

Myopia Treatments Beyond Corrective Lenses

For those who may not know, 40 percent of the U.S. population has myopia, also known as nearsightedness. Most people with myopia use corrective lenses, either eyeglasses or contact lenses to achieve near 20/20 vision. For some, turning to surgical procedures, such as LASIK or having intraocular lenses implanted, is an option. Although myopia is […]

Evolution, Circadian Rhythm & How They Relate to the Eye

The eye is like a security camera that captures images that are both at rest and in motion. From our eyes, images travel through the retina and go to the brain. This information allows us to perform a myriad of tasks from reading, creating a meal to navigating from Point A to Point B. In […]

Eyes in Motion: Decoding the Relationship Between Vision, Movement, and Neural Processing

As we walk from Point A to Point B, be it from the living room to the kitchen or down a busy street, our eyes take in a great deal of information. Despite our bodies being in motion, we are able to focus on the end destination and navigate to the destination without much of […]

Thin Retinas & Metabolites

When it comes to glaucoma, early detection leads to early treatment, and the sooner treatment is started, the greater the likelihood that vision can be preserved. The usual way that glaucoma is detected is by measuring pressure inside the eye. High pressure is a sign of increased glaucoma risk and it is the only symptom […]

Understanding Glaucoma & Myopia

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can lead to vision loss. Pressure builds up in the eye, and if the fluid in the eye doesn’t drain fast enough, the pressure can damage the optic nerve. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 3 million people in the U.S have glaucoma and […]

A New Look at Myopia

Since the development of spectacles, myopia isn’t considered a big deal in terms of vision conditions. After all, how many medical conditions are as easy to treat as myopia? A person just needs some corrective lenses and he or she is good to go. Hearing loss isn’t as easy treat as myopia. Just ask someone […]

Experimental Drugs & Nerve Endings

Diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, optic neuritis, stroke—they all can lead to blindness. Is there a way to prevent, slow down types of vision loss or restore vision that has been lost? Research at Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine studied an experimental drug and […]

Mitochondria & Lipids—Pathways to Glaucoma Treatments

Over 200,000 people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma. Current treatments for the disease include prescription eye drops, oral medication, laser treatment, surgery, or a combination of these things. The treatments don’t reverse the damage caused by the disease. However, if treatment is started in the early stage, vision loss can be slowed down […]

Glaucoma Research News

It is safe to say that no one wants to get glaucoma. This is the leading cause of blindness in persons age 60 and over. Thankfully research is taking place to learn more about the disease and possible treatment targets. Two projects in particular are studying how stress causes the disease and the genetic mutations […]

Two Additional Reasons to Get an Eye Exam

Everyone agrees on the importance of regular eye exams. After all they are good for vision correction, eye disease prevention and vision maintenance when a person has a condition like glaucoma. Now you can add improving gut health and preventing heart attacks by way of an eye exam. Gut Health via the Eyes Chronic noninfectious […]