Category: Glaucoma

SLT Glaucoma Laser 1 Has Arrived

The anatomy of the eye has some unusual features. An eye is not solid. Once past the iris (the colored ring) and pupil (the dark circle) to the inner regions, a person would swim in a fluid. Called aqueous humor, it makes one smile since typically when entering into a body, one encounters blood instead […]

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The Relation Between Diabetes and Glaucoma

Is there a relation between diabetes and glaucoma? Yes, there exists a complex relationship between these two eye conditions. Before understanding the relationship, it is necessary to understand some brief information about the individual conditions. What is diabetes? Diabetes classifieds into type 1 and type 2. In the former type, pancreatic beta cells stop producing […]

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New Treatment for Glaucoma Gives Hope

The inside of a person’s eye has a substance known as aqueous humor. Clear and plasma like it circulates between the lens and cornea nourishing the cells. Secreted by the ciliary processes the aqueous humor keeps the eye functioning at high levels. Usually the amount of fluid created by the ciliary process has an equal […]

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iStent Procedure Helps Glaucoma Patients

Glaucoma lists as one of the leading causes of blindness in the USA. As many as 3 million Americans have the condition but only 50 percent know it. No cure exists for glaucoma, but an array of treatments do. Since 2012 a minimally invasive treatment known as iStent has been helping alleviate the problems caused […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January comes a month of the year when people should stop and think about glaucoma. While it may not seem like glaucoma is a big deal, this eye disease develops into a serious problem that affects many people. Glaucoma steals people’s vision. It does so quietly and without warning. It isn’t painful and it doesn’t […]

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Who Are Glaucoma Suspects?

Some people are at a higher risk of developing glaucoma, a vision-threatening disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve, than others. In the ophthalmology world, these people are referred to as glaucoma suspects. Glaucoma suspects are different from actual glaucoma patients. Actual glaucoma patients have proven optic nerve damage and visual field defects. Glaucoma […]

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Tips to Detect Glaucoma: Early detection means stopping the disease in its tracks

Early detection is the key to treat glaucoma. When glaucoma sets in, many patients often don’t feel any symptoms. This is why this eye disease is called a silent enemy. Glaucoma then progresses rapidly leaving no time for the patient to get preventive or reversibly treatment. At what age should one start taking eye tests […]

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The Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Unfortunately when glaucoma sets in there are no noticeable symptoms in patients. Called the silent killer, glaucoma symptoms are usually overlooked as a condition of some other eye problem. But with time, glaucoma causes sudden and irreversible nerve damage. What are the warning signs of glaucoma? The following are a list of symptoms to watch […]

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How to Detect Glaucoma in Children

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye conditions that can lead to blindness. Although associated with aging, since it occurs mostly in people ages 40 and older, it is not that rare in children. It is estimated that in the U.S. one in 10,000 children have childhood glaucoma. The condition is treatable although the […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month, What You Can Do

Glaucoma Awareness Month is January. This is the time of year when you can take part in disseminating information about glaucoma and highlight possible treatments for people suffering from the disease. You can help by telling people that there are available treatments that can prevent further vision loss. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is one of […]

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