Ophthalmology

Detecting glaucoma early

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases wherein increased pressure within the eye can, if left untreated, lead to damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. Its detection relies on measuring intraocular pressure, visual examination ...

Ophthalmology

Drive-through IOP screening clinic feasible during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—A drive-through intraocular pressure (IOP) screening clinic allows for continued management during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology

Research paves the way for new anti-fibrotic therapy for glaucoma

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK, have shown that a novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate, ILB could play a key role in treating open angle glaucoma (OAG), a neurodegenerative disease that affects over ...

Medical research

Computer modeling may improve understanding of glaucoma

A new mathematical model may help doctors learn more about the risk factors and causes of glaucoma, including the mechanisms affecting blood flow to the eye. The research will be presented today at the American Physiological ...

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