News tagged with open angle glaucoma

Researchers discover three glaucoma-related genes

An analysis funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified three genes that contribute to the most common type of glaucoma. The study increases the total number of such ...

Jan 11, 2016
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Agomelatine cuts ocular pressure with glaucoma

(HealthDay)—Oral systemic agomelatine has a hypotensive effect that decreases intraocular pressure (IOP) in both eyes of treatment-resistant primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients, according to a study published in ...

Apr 10, 2015
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New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma

A new layer in the human cornea—discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year—plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown.

Feb 16, 2014
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Glaucoma stent approved

(HealthDay) -- An ocular stent that's designed to reduce inner-eye pressure among people with mild or moderate open-angle glaucoma has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Jun 26, 2012
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Study links genes to common forms of glaucoma

Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a common form of the disease. ...

Apr 26, 2012
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