If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma or high pressure in your eyes, you’re not alone; glaucoma is, unfortunately, a very common eye disease that affects the aging population. About three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness (it is, in fact, the second leading cause […]
A leading cause of vision loss, glaucoma affects many people, often without any obvious warning signs. It can even affect children. Here, we discuss the many ways to watch out for, prevent and reduce eye pressure and even restore vision loss caused by glaucoma.
As you may or may not know, January was National Glaucoma Month. We posted that special article out about it, but some stuff didn’t make the cut; specifically this new study which may lead towards a cure for glaucoma and other degenerative diseases. We weren’t about to lump this exciting news into any old article. […]
Glaucoma is one of those sneaky diseases that fly under your radar until it’s too late to do anything about. Imaging techniques have been steadily evolving over the past decade but none can detect glaucoma early enough to prevent the disease. Early enough to slow the disease, yes, but to prevent it and stop it […]
Happy New Year to our lovely readers! We hope you all had a relaxing holiday and are ready to take on whatever challenges this new year will throw at you. We know you’ll be able to handle it! Meanwhile, in the world of eye health, the new year has already got us up and about […]
It may seem to many that driving with a serious eye condition such a glaucoma can be an almost impossible task. People afflicted with glaucoma can barely thread a needle or read a book, let alone operate heavy machinery. However, a recent study published in Optometry and Vision Science has shown that with frequent scanning of the […]
We’re a few months into the new year, so it’s a little late to be talking about resolutions, but we’ve got one more to add to this list: get checked for glaucoma. Now, not all of you really need to add this – younger readers aren’t really at risk of developing glaucoma in the immediate future; […]
As the women go through menopause, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms. A new study has found a connection between women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy and a reduced risk for a common form of glaucoma. This is amazing news, since glaucoma is an eye disease which causes damage to […]
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that needs to be diagnosed by an eye care specialist. But even though the eye doctor can recommend several treatment options to help those suffering from glaucoma, you can also take steps on your own to treat (or better yet, prevent) glaucoma. For such a common but devastating problem, […]
While macular degeneration may take the lead as the cause of vision loss in America, Glaucoma is definitely in second place. The good news is that while there is almost nothing that can be done about macular degeneration, there is hope for those suffering from glaucoma, or those at risk for developing glaucoma. Glaucoma is […]
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