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Glaucoma report points to increased costs
A new Center for Eye Research Australia/ Access Economics report shows the cost of glaucoma will more than double in the next two decades. (2008-06-03)

A new 10-year vision for glaucoma
World experts map a new directions for future research and management of the world's second leading cause of blindness. (2008-09-30)

Clustering gene expression changes reveals pathways toward glaucoma prevention
Using a method that involved the clustering of samples that showed similarity in expression profiles, Jackson Laboratory researchers were able to identify molecular signatures of early events in glaucoma progression -- events that were detectable before there was morphological evidence of damage. (2011-03-07)

Glaucoma may be linked to higher rates of reading impairment in older adults
Glaucoma appears to be associated with slower spoken reading and increased reading impairment in older adults, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-01-12)

Health burden of glaucoma has risen worldwide
The health burden of glaucoma has continuously increased around the globe in the past 25 years, according to an Acta Opthalmologica study. (2019-02-21)

Glaucoma medications may be associated with reduced risk of death over 4-year period
Glaucoma patients who take medication for the condition appear to have a reduced likelihood of death, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-02-08)

Study reveals sex differences in the global burden of glaucoma
Worldwide, the burden of glaucoma -- quantified as health loss -- is higher in men than in women, according to a recent analysis published in Acta Ophthalmologica. (2020-01-08)

Global toll of glaucoma set to reach 80 million by 2020
The global toll of the disabling eye disease glaucoma is set to reach 60 million by 2010, rising to almost 80 million by 2020, finds research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2006-02-15)

Social deprivation linked to increased risk of blindness from glaucoma
People with the least material and psychosocial resources seem to be at greatest risk of going blind from glaucoma, finds a study in this week's BMJ. This study has important implications for government policy aimed at reducing social inequalities in health. (2001-03-15)

DNA sequencing helps identify genetic defects in glaucoma
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding into the genetic basis for the disease. (2014-11-14)

'Gold standard' tool cuts needless serious eye problem referrals
A tool, widely regarded as the (2010-11-01)

Glaucoma study findings emphasise need for regular eye checks
People with early-stage glaucoma see the contrast of visible objects in a very similar way to people without the condition, a new study has shown. (2020-07-17)

A clearer understanding of glaucoma
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness worldwide. In glaucoma patients, the optic nerve, which relays information from the eye to the brain, is damaged, though the molecular cause of nerve damage is unclear. Dr. Simon John, from Tufts University in Boston, and colleagues specifically wanted to understand the earliest events that lead to optic nerve damage in glaucoma. (2012-03-19)

The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing
Early diagnosis of glaucoma is essential to prevent irreversible visual impairment, according to a Seminar in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2004-05-20)

Acquired childhood glaucoma more common than congenital types
Childhood glaucoma may most commonly be caused by trauma, surgery or other acquired or secondary cause, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In one Minnesota county, the condition occurred in approximately one per 43,575 residents age 20 and younger. (2010-04-12)

Glaucoma treatment time and costs increase as disease progresses
Delaying the progression of the eye disease glaucoma from advancing to later stages is associated with lower cost of care, according to a study in the January issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-01-09)

Possible link found between hypothyroidism and glaucoma in men
A significant association was found between hypothyroidism and open-angle glaucoma, according to a study appearing in the September issue of Ophthalmology, the clinical journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. (2004-09-01)

Upcoming meeting will explore new technologies for glaucoma clinical drug trials
The National Eye Institute and the Food and Drug Administration are sponsoring a symposium to consider new disease-relevant outcome measures appropriate for evaluating glaucoma therapies. (2008-02-13)

Brain pressure controls eye pressure, revealing new avenues for glaucoma treatment
Neuroscientists have discovered that eye and brain pressure are physiologically connected. (2020-01-13)

Many older Americans not treated for glaucoma
Almost one-third of older Americans diagnosed with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) are not treated medically or surgically for the condition. The study is the first investigation of glaucoma-therapy use in the US to utilize longitudinal data from a nationally representative sample of Medicare patients. (2007-05-07)

Genetic sleuth solves glaucoma mystery
Dr. Michael Walter is one good gumshoe. The University of Alberta medical geneticist has cracked the case of WDR36, a gene linked to glaucoma. (2009-03-20)

High arterial pulse pressure associated with high-tension open-angle glaucoma
Individuals with a high pulse pressure (the difference between the systolic [top number] and diastolic [bottom number] blood pressure), appear to have an increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-06-11)

The cost of glaucoma care: Small group of patients accounts for large part of costs, study finds
A small subset of patients with open-angle glaucoma account for a large proportion of all glaucoma-related charges in the United States, according to new data. The findings have importance for future evaluations of the cost-effectiveness of screening and treatment for glaucoma. (2012-09-18)

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk
Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. (2017-12-14)

Cocaine users have 45 percent increased risk of glaucoma
A study of the 5.3 million men and women seen in Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinics in a one-year period found that use of cocaine is predictive of open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma. Current and former cocaine users had a 45 percent increased risk of glaucoma. (2011-09-29)

Study shows eye drops useful in preventing glaucoma
Eye drops used to treat eye pressure inside the eye have been found to be effective in delaying the onset on primary open-angle glaucoma. Results of the five-year study were published in the June 2002 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. According to Dr. Ronald L. Gross, a professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the study will help doctors to define how much benefit they can provide to patients by using eye drops to decrease pressure in the eye. (2002-06-13)

Why apnea patients are prone to suffer from glaucoma
Scientists at Hokkaido University have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with glaucoma. (2016-07-21)

Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma
A new glaucoma risk calculator, which estimates a patient's risk of converting from high eye pressure, or ocular hypertension, to glaucoma, will help physicians determine whether to initiate therapy for patients. High eye pressure is the leading risk factor for glaucoma, and is the only modifiable one. If glaucoma is untreated, vision loss may continue, leading to blindness in some individuals. (2005-10-17)

Study focuses on relationship between glaucoma and diabetes, hypertension
Many Americans suffer from diabetes and hypertension and, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, these individuals may have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. (2011-08-17)

Cholesterol-lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma
Long-term use of statins, medications commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol, may be associated with a reduced risk of glaucoma among patients with cardiovascular diseases and high cholesterol, according to an article in the June issue of The Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-06-14)

Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk
A new study brings the connection between statin use and risk of glaucoma into sharper focus. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that using statins for five or more years is associated with lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma. Results of the study were published recently in JAMA Ophthalmology. (2019-06-26)

Researchers measure gait to reduce falls from glaucoma
Washington State University researchers have developed a way to carefully analyze a person's gait with sensors, an innovation that could lead to reduced falls and injuries in people with glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. (2015-10-21)

Glaucoma among Mexican-Americans
Glaucoma is more common among U.S. Hispanics than previously thought and is the leading cause of blindness in this growing ethnic group, according to a national study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. (2001-12-17)

NIH study links genes to common forms of glaucoma
Results from the largest genetic study of glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, showed that two genetic variations are associated with primary open angle glaucoma, a common form of the disease. The identification of genes responsible for this disease is the first step toward the development of gene-based disease detection and treatment. (2012-04-26)

Expenditures for glaucoma medications appear to have increased
In recent years, spending for glaucoma medications has increased, especially for women, persons who have only public health insurance and those with less than a high school education, according to a report published online first by Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-06-13)

A second look at glaucoma surgery
New research led by Queen's University Professor Robert Campbell has revealed using anti-inflammatory medications after glaucoma laser surgery is not helpful or necessary. (2014-09-18)

Mayo Clinic research finds risk of glaucoma blindness drops by half
A comparative long-range study by Mayo Clinic ophthalmology researchers shows that the probability of blindness from glaucoma 20 years after diagnosis has dropped by half in the last generation. The findings appear online in the (2014-01-21)

UAlberta scientists first to pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma
An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may lead to new therapies for the condition. It is the first time a cause of the disease has been identified. (2019-01-30)

New glaucoma treatment could ease symptoms while you sleep
Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep -- helping to heal a condition that is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world. (2018-04-11)

Repeated eye injections for age-related macular degeneration associated with increased risk for glaucoma
Patients with age-related macular degeneration who received seven or more eye injections of the drug bevacizumab annually had a higher risk of having glaucoma surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2017-03-16)

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