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Glaucoma Drainage Devices Linked to Lower QOL - MedPage Today



MedPage Today
 
Glaucoma Drainage Devices Linked to Lower QOL 
MedPage Today
The use of a glaucoma draining device (GDD) in patients with glaucoma was associated with poorer health-related quality of life (HRQOL) compared with surgical or medical management, a prospective cohort study found. The researchers speculated that this ...

 


Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision - Medical Xpress



Glaucoma study finds brain fights to preserve vision 
Medical Xpress
Calkins deemed the information one of the most significant discoveries since his team showed in 2010 that the first sign of injury in glaucoma occurs in the brain, and was similar to other age-related, central nervous system diseases. "What we have ...

 


Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) options - ModernMedicine



Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) options 
ModernMedicine
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is becoming a popular option for patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Multiple devices and procedures effectively lower intraocular pressure (IOP). These procedures can significantly reduce your patients ...

 


Genetic Basis Uncovered for Glaucoma - Northwestern University NewsCenter



Northwestern University NewsCenter
 
Genetic Basis Uncovered for Glaucoma 
Northwestern University NewsCenter
In two recent publications, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators discovered mutations that cause improper drainage and a buildup of ocular pressure leading to one form of congenital glaucoma, and identified a path towards ...

 


Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research - Newswise (press release)



Carla Siegfried, MD Receives 2018 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research 
Newswise (press release)
Newswise ? February 23, 2018, San Francisco, CA -- For her research project titled ?Pathological Alterations in the Trabecular Meshwork Following Vitrectomy and Lens Extraction: A Model of Oxidative Stress,? Carla J. Siegfried, MD from the Washington ...

 


Study: Central corneal thickness could affect glaucoma risk - Emory News Center



Emory News Center
 
Study: Central corneal thickness could affect glaucoma risk 
Emory News Center
Research led by Emory Eye Center scientist Eldon E. Geisert, PhD, shows that a protein that affects corneal thickness might also be connected to glaucoma risk. The study, conducted on mice, found that variations in the genes that code for a protein ...

 


New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressure - EurekAlert (press release)



EurekAlert (press release)
 
New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressure 
EurekAlert (press release)
New Rochelle, NY, February 21, 2018-Two novel ocular hypotensive agents that have just been approved for use in humans -- netarsudil and latanoprostene bunod (LBN) -- greatly reduce intraocular pressure, with lasting results in various animal models of ...

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BLOG: How long is the washout period for glaucoma medication? - Healio (blog)



BLOG: How long is the washout period for glaucoma medication? 
Healio (blog)
Last week an intern and I were managing an older patient who was a low-risk suspect for glaucoma. He had been treated for about 5 years with a prostaglandin analogue drop and about 3 years with an alpha-agonist drop. His IOP was quite low, hovering ...

 


Important Medication in Short Supply for Glaucoma Patients - KSTP.com



KSTP.com
 
Important Medication in Short Supply for Glaucoma Patients 
KSTP.com
Important Medication in Short Supply for Glaucoma Patients. February 19, 2018 05:41 PM. An important medication for glaucoma patients is in short supply. Patients like Ronald Webb rely on a prescription medication called "Dorzolamide" to see. He uses ...

 


Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers - Science Daily



Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers 
Science Daily
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used neutron macromolecular crystallography to investigate the different states of three glaucoma drugs as they interact with the targeted enzyme, human carbonic ...

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