Tag Archives: glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma – let us catch it early
We’re supporting National Glaucoma Week (9-15 June), encouraging people to take Action for Sight and book an eye exam to check for signs of the disease. Over the years we’ve detected many cases glaucoma through simple tests b...
Glaucoma plugs could stop the need for drops
A trial of a new method of delivering glaucoma medication by using a slow release punctum plug has started. Glaucoma usually requires patients to permanently take drops once or twice a day to reduce pressure inside the eye. Patien...
Glaucoma genes identified
The largest study to date on the genetics of glaucoma has identified 2 genetic variations that are associated with the condition. Over 6000 patients, half of whom had primary open angle glaucoma had their DNA analysed.  Variati...
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...

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