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

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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 3380 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation through acupoints of Pucan (BL 61) and Shenmai (BL 62) on intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma: a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Tsui-Yun Yeh, Jen-Chien Lin, Chi-Feng Liu

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Feb;36(1):51-6.

 

To investigate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) through acupoints on the intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma.

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2016

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Evaluation and Comparison of the Indices of Systemic Oxidative Stress among Black-Africans with Age-related Cataracts or Primary Glaucoma.
 

Author(s): O Awodele, I A Oreagba, S O Olayemi, Idris Oladipo, C O Iruegbukpe, B G Balogun, M M Balogun, A O Adedokun

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(4):489-94.

 

Oxidative stress has been implicated in the pathophysiology of glaucoma, cataract, and many degenerative diseases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the systemic oxidative stress in black-African patients diagnosed with primary glaucoma or age-related cataract (ARC) and compare ...

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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Comment on: Bilateral angle closure glaucoma: Differential diagnosis.
 

Author(s): N Venugopal

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;63(11):870.

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 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 306 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Effect of Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection on Iris and Iridocorneal Angle Neovascularization in Neovascular Glaucoma].
 

Author(s): Shingo Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Kondo

Journal: J. UOEH. 2015 Dec;37(4):299-304.

 

Neovascular glaucoma is a serious complication associated with retinal ischemic changes, which increase the production of vascular endothelial growth factor. Vascular endothelial growth factor has been implicated as a key molecule in the development of newly formed vessels and neovascular ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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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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[Congenital glaucoma and neurofibromatosis type 1].
 

Author(s): Nazih Tzili, Hamza El Orch, Fatiha Bencherifa, Mohammed Charif Chefchaouni, El Hassan Abdallah, Amina Berraho

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Last Updated: 25 Sep 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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Following Patients After Selective and Pascal Laser Trabeculoplasty for Treatment of Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glaucoma, Open-Angle; Glaucoma, Primary Open Angle; Exfoliation Glaucoma; Glaucoma, Pigmentary

 

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2016

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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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