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.

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: 14 May 2015

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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: 1 Jul 2015

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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.

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: 14 May 2015

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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: 1 Jul 2015

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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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General Resources

Glaucoma Care and Treatment Information

Glaucoma Care and Treatment options

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Free Glaucoma Newsletter

Information for glaucoma patients

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Glaucoma Research Progress Reports

Information about glaucoma research progress

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Low Vision Resources

Links to products and services available for people with low vision.

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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 2662 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Water drinking test and angle closure glaucoma.
 

Author(s): N Venugopal

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Feb;63(2):172.

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2015

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Association between zolpidem use and glaucoma risk: a Taiwanese population-based case-control study.
 

Author(s): Yi-Hao Ho, Yue-Cune Chang, Wei-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Yi Chen, Che-Chen Lin, Fung-Chang Sung

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2015 ;25(1):15-9.

 

To date, the relationship between zolpidem use and subsequent risk of glaucoma in a Taiwanese population has not been assessed.

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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Outcomes of Ahmed valve implant following a failed initial trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy in refractory primary congenital glaucoma.
 

Author(s): Paaraj Dave, Sirisha Senthil, Nikhil Choudhari, Garudadri Chandra Sekhar

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):64-8.

 

The aim was to report the outcome of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) (New World Medical, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA) implantation as a surgical intervention following an initial failed combined trabeculotomy + trabeculectomy (trab + trab) in refractory primary congenital glaucoma (RPCG).

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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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 253 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of pattern-reversal electroretinography in the diagnosis of glaucoma.
 

Author(s): André Carvalho Kreuz, Maria Kiyoko Oyamada, Marcelo Hatanaka, Mário Luiz Ribeiro Monteiro

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;77(6):403-10.

 

Pattern electroretinography is used to assess the function of the inner retinal layers, particularly the retinal ganglion cell layer, using a reversing checkerboard or grating pattern that maintains a constant overall mean luminance over time. A normal transient response comprises ...

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2015

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Glaucoma surgery: taking the sub-conjunctival route.
 

Author(s): Tarek Shaarawy

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):53-8.

 

We are currently in the midst of a surge in interest in glaucoma surgery. Novel pathways for reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) have been tried with various levels of success over the last few years. While the trabecular bypass and suprachoroidal approaches have captured much of ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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Suprachoroidal devices in glaucoma surgery.
 

Author(s): Jeffrey A Kammer, Kevin M Mundy

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):45-52.

 

While conventional glaucoma filtration surgery provides excellent intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering effect, this comes at the expense of significant risks. As the physiology of the suprachoroidal space has become better understood, its potential as a source for aqueous drainage ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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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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