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: 9 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: 9 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

Updated 14 May 2015

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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 3270 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Glaucoma Blindness at a Tertiary Eye Care Center.
 

Author(s): Jordan S Stone, Kelly W Muir, Sandra S Stinnett, Jullia A Rosdahl

Journal: N C Med J. ;76(4):211-8.

 

Glaucoma is an important cause of irreversible blindness. This study describes the characteristics of a large, diverse group of glaucoma patients and evaluates associations between demographic and clinical characteristics and blindness.

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2015

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[Tomography findings in optic nerve head and retina in differential diagnosis between normal-tension glaucoma and ischemic optic neuropathies].
 

Author(s): V R Mamikonyan, N S Galoyan, N L Sheremet, E E Kazaryan, O A Shmeleva-Demir, A A Rafaelyan

Journal: Vestn Oftalmol. ;131(4):15-20.

 

to determine tomography findings in optic nerve head (ONH) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RFNL) that may be valuable for differential diagnosis between normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) and ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) outcome.

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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Interface Fluid Syndrome Induced by Uncontrolled Intraocular Pressure Without Triggering Factors After LASIK in a Glaucoma Patient: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Nobuyuki Shoji, Akira Ishida, Takahiro Haruki, Kazuhiro Matsumura, Masayuki Kasahara, Kimiya Shimizu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(39):e1609.

 

This study sought to describe a glaucoma patient with interface fluid syndrome (IFS) induced by uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) without triggering factors after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Case report and review of the literature. A 23-year-old man with open-angle ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 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 290 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of Efficacy Between Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation and Alternative Surgeries in Refractory Glaucoma: A Meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yangfan Yang, Jing Zhong, Zhongjun Dun, Xiao-an Liu, Minbin Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(39):e1651.

 

Refractory glaucoma refers to uncontrolled intraocular pressure (IOP) despite anti-glaucoma medication and surgical treatment, which remains a challenge to be treated. The objective of this study is to evaluate and statistically compare the clinical efficacy between endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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A new glaucoma hypothesis: a role of glymphatic system dysfunction.
 

Author(s): Peter Wostyn, Debby Van Dam, Kurt Audenaert, Hanspeter Esriel Killer, Peter Paul De Deyn, Veva De Groot

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In a recent review article titled "A new look at cerebrospinal fluid circulation", Brinker et al. comprehensively described novel insights from molecular and cellular biology as well as neuroimaging research, which indicate that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) physiology is much more complex ...

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2015

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EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device: Review of clinical experience and comparison with trabeculectomy.
 

Author(s): Tarek Shaarawy, Ivan Goldberg, Robert Fechtner

Journal: Surv Ophthalmol. ;60(4):327-45.

 

Glaucoma filtration surgery is performed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients for whom maximal tolerable pharmacologic IOP-lowering therapy and/or laser surgery fail to lower IOP sufficiently and/or fail to prevent optic nerve damage or visual field deterioration. For ...

Last Updated: 13 Jun 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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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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Oculusgen (Ologen) Glaucoma MMC Control in Estonia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Open Angle Glaucoma; Angle Closure Glaucoma; Uveitis Glaucoma; Young Age Glaucoma; Neovascular Glaucoma; High Risk Patient

 

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2011

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