glaucoma

04/27/2012 - 11:26

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 (POAG), 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.

04/03/2012 - 22:54

Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have devised a treatment that prevents the optic nerve injury that occurs in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease that is a leading cause of blindness.

01/17/2012 - 13:03

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Nearly 4 million Americans have the disorder, which affects 70 million worldwide. There is no cure and no early symptoms. Once vision is lost, it’s permanent.

07/21/2011 - 13:40

 

Clinical trials launched at UC San Diego for device that continuously measures internal eye pressure. Doctors and researchers at the University of California, San Diego Shiley Eye Center have launched the first large-scale clinical trials in the United States of a futuristic “smart contact lens” that measures internal eye pressure – a key risk factor for glaucoma, the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world.