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Glaucoma Could Be an Autoimmune Disease

A mouse study suggests the immune system — specifically, T cells — may be responsible for retina and optic nerve damage and vision loss in glaucoma.

By Diane Domina

RA and Eye Health Complications

Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

By Lisa Emrich

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma

Because untreated glaucoma can cause permanent blindness, research is a major priority. Here’s what’s on the horizon.

By Joseph Saling

Green Leafy Vegetables May Lower Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma

People who eat green leafy vegetables like kale have a lower risk for primary open-angle glaucoma and early central vision loss, a study has found.

By Joseph Saling

Nerve Stimulation May Help Restore Vision

Stimulation from electrical alternating current may partially restore vision in glaucoma patients who still have some residual vision.

By Joseph Saling

Study Links Zika and Glaucoma

Researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health have found a link between exposure to the Zika virus in utero and glaucoma—a condition that can cause blindness resulting from permanent damage to the optic nerve. Previous studies identif...

Glaucoma Meds from a Contact Lens

Contact lenses that gradually dispense medication to the eyes may be the solution to eye drops that are hard to administer properly. This promising new drug delivery system could potentially improve outcomes for people with vision-threatening conditi...

How to Apply Glaucoma Eyedrops

A recent study found that nearly 9 in 10 glaucoma patients may be instilling their eyedrops incorrectly. Here are step-by-step instructions to help.

By HealthAfter50

What Is Glaucoma?

The second leading treatable cause of blindness in the United States, glaucoma is a condition in which deterioration of the optic nerve leads to progressive loss of field of vision. Worldwide, glaucoma is among the top three causes of blindness. In t...

By HealthAfter50

‘Smart’ Contact Lens Monitors Glaucoma

Fluctuations in eye pressure may not give your doctor an overall picture of your eye health. This is where a new “smart” contact lens may come in.

By HealthAfter50

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