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Technology

Can Electronic Reminders for Glaucoma Patients Help Reduce Vision Loss?

The use of electronic health record (EHR)-linked reminder systems for patients is becoming more and more common — but do patients actually find them helpful?

Man undergoing eye exam for glaucoma.
Vision Care

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.

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Living With

RA and Eye Health Complications

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

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma
Treatment

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma

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

Green Leafy Vegetables May Lower Risk of Open-Angle Glaucoma
Lifestyle

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.

Nerve Stimulation May Help Restore Vision
Treatment

Nerve Stimulation May Help Restore Vision

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

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Treatment

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.

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Risk Factors

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...

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Treatment

‘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.

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Migraine and Glaucoma - Don't Take Chances

Living with migraine involves being aware of other health issues that can be related to migraine. Since this is Glaucoma Awareness Month, I want to touch on the relationship between migraine and normal-tension glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye dis...