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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Right now, there are as many as 40 million people around the world who aren’t yet aware that glaucoma is silently stealing their sight.

Glaucoma can sneak up on you. And though there isn’t yet a cure, early detection and treatment can protect your precious sight.

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Glaucoma Drug Delivery Devices Enter New Frontier

Industry develops creative approaches to help
increase patient medication adherence

By Lynda Charters | © Ophthalmology Times

Smart Glasses Are Our Reality

Prescribing eye drops to patients with the expectation that they will be instilled correctly and the required number of times each day has always been a pipe dream for ophthalmologists hoping to control a disease that has no symptoms.

Recognizing that patients do not adhere to treatment regimens for myriad reasons, the pharmaceutical industry began to develop creative approaches to treat glaucoma.

Glaucoma Devices:
Now and in the Future
Panel discusses IOP monitoring, drug delivery, data collection.

By Linda Charters © Ophthalmology Times

Glaucoma devices: Now and in the future

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Diagnostic and interventional technologies are improving continuously. Both ends of the spectrum are equally important for patients with glaucoma, with an eye toward individualized treatment, said Thomas Samuelson, MD, adjunct professor of ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and in private practice at Minnesota Eye Consultants, and Dale Heuer, MD, retired professor and chair of ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
 

Research Paves the Way for New Anti-fibrotic Therapy for Glaucoma

By University of Birmingham © Medical Xpress

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 70 million people worldwide and causes irreversible blindness.

Don’t Be One of the Nearly 80,000 Americans Who Goes Blind From a Treatable Condition

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Don’t Be One of the Nearly 80,000 Americans Who Goes Blind From a Treatable Condition

We mention glaucoma specifically considering it’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, according to Henry Ford Health System. In fact, every year, almost 80,000 Americans go blind from glaucoma -- and another million are at risk of losing their vision because they have undiagnosed glaucoma.

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A Glaucoma Gamechanger?
Could a single shot be the best new glaucoma treatment?
Some researchers think so.

By Lara DeSanto © Health Central

A Glaucoma Gamechanger?

Glaucoma, the top cause of irreversible blindness, affects more than 64 million people worldwide—and for these people, there’s a promising new treatment on the horizon, delivered with just a single shot to your eye.

Learn More About a Glaucoma Gamechanger ...

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