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.
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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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Stem Cells to Improve Glaucoma Treatment

Personalized medicine doesn’t get much more personal than using a patient’s own stem cells to help cure that patient’s condition. Researchers were out to improve glaucoma treatments (and open prospects for personalized medicine), and they succeeded i...

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