Glaucoma

Common Name(s)

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a number of eye conditions caused from optic nerve damage. Atypical high pressure built up inside the eye may cause this damage. Glaucoma causes gradual vision loss and may eventually lead to blindness. Early diagnosis and treatment can limit the optic nerve damage and the related vision loss.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Glaucoma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation

We work to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2012

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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The Glaucoma Foundation

The mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to fund groundbreaking research and to educate the public about the disease and the importance of early detection to prevent blindness.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Glaucoma" for support, advocacy or research.

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Glaucoma Research Foundation

We work to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.

http://www.glaucoma.org

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2012

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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The Glaucoma Foundation

The mission of The Glaucoma Foundation (TGF) is to fund groundbreaking research and to educate the public about the disease and the importance of early detection to prevent blindness.

http://www.glaucomafoundation.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Glaucoma" returned 3090 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The ocular hypotensive effect of saffron extract in primary open angle glaucoma: a pilot study.
 

Author(s): Mohammad Hossein Jabbarpoor Bonyadi, Shahin Yazdani, Saeed Saadat

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The progressive nature of glaucoma and its growing incidence make its therapy an important target for research. The role of oxidative damage in the pathogenesis of glaucoma makes antioxidants such as saffron extract an attractive target for potential clinical use. Herein, we evaluate ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2014

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Screening for glaucoma.
 

Author(s): Dan Gaton

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Aug;16(8):509-10.

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Prevalence of increased intraocular pressure and optic disk cupping: multicenter glaucoma screening in Israel during the 2009 and 2010 World Glaucoma Weeks.
 

Author(s): Ronit Nesher,

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Aug;16(8):483-6.

 

Early detection of glaucoma enables early initiation of treatment. Screening populations at risk is likely to help achieve this goal.

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Glaucoma" returned 243 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute myopia and angle closure glaucoma from topiramate in a seven-year-old: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yuna Rapoport, Nancy Benegas, Rachel W Kuchtey, Karen M Joos

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A case is reported of acute bilateral myopia and angle closure glaucoma in a 7-year-old patient from topiramate toxicity. This is the second known reported case of topiramate induced acute angle closure glaucoma and third known reported case of topiramate induced acute myopia in a pediatric patient.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Trabeculectomy with versus without releasable sutures for glaucoma: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Minwen Zhou, Wei Wang, Wenbin Huang, Xiulan Zhang

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The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of trabeculectomies performed with and without releasable sutures in the treatment of patients with uncontrolled glaucoma.

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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The microfibril hypothesis of glaucoma: implications for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure.
 

Author(s): John Kuchtey, Rachel W Kuchtey

Journal: J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. ;30(2-3):170-80.

 

Microfibrils are macromolecular aggregates located in the extracellular matrix of both elastic and nonelastic tissues that have essential functions in formation of elastic fibers and control of signaling through the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) family of cytokines. Elevation ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Protective Effect of Phenytoin on Glaucoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma; Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma; Narrow-Angle Glaucomas; Normal Tension Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2008

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Advanced Glaucoma Progression Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma; Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma; Chronic Angle Closure Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Compare the Hydrus Microstent(TM) to the iStent for Lowering IOP in Glaucoma Patients Having Cataract Surgery (Hydrus III)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma; Pseudoexfoliative Glaucoma; Pigmentary Dispersion Glaucoma

 

Last Updated: 27 Dec 2013

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