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High altitude could prevent glaucoma
A very interesting study using mice has found that intermittent exposure to low levels of oxygen (such as might be found at high altitude) can strengthen retinal nerve cells and prevent glaucoma. The stress of the intermittent lo...
Glaucoma not just an eye disease
Glaucoma, long held to be a disease primarily of higher than normal pressure inside the eye, in reality may be a degenerative neurological disease which causes the neural cell death in a similar fashion to Parkinson's or Alzheimer...
Laser eye scan could predict Alzheimer’s
A simple eye test is being developed to detect early signs of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The test will look for signs of a build up of the protein beta amyloid in the eye. Neuroptix, the company behind the product say the p...
Glaucoma – an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s?
Scientists at University College London have discovered a potential link between glaucoma and Alzheimer's. The researchers discovered that the presence of beta-amyloid proteins are key triggers in both conditions. More research ...

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