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 2994 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Development of a web-based glaucoma registry at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia: a cost-effective methodology.
 

Author(s): Babar Zaman, Rajiv Khandekar, Sami Al Shahwan, Jonathan Song, Ibrahim Al Jadaan, Leyla Al Jiasim, Ohood Owaydha, Nasira Asghar, Amar Hijazi, Deepak P Edward

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;21(2):182-5.

 

In this brief communication, we present the steps used to establish a web-based congenital glaucoma registry at our institution. The contents of a case report form (CRF) were developed by a group of glaucoma subspecialists. Information Technology (IT) specialists used Lime Survey ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Awareness of and Attitude towards glaucoma among an adult rural population of Osun State, Southwest Nigeria.
 

Author(s): Michaeline A Isawumi, Mustapha B Hassan, Patience O Akinwusi, Olalekan W Adebimpe, Esther O Asekun-Olarinmoye, Alebiosu C Christopher, Taiwo A Adewole

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;21(2):165-9.

 

To obtain baseline data and assess the level of awareness and attitudes towards glaucoma among rural communities of Osun State, Nigeria.

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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Ocular-specific ER stress reduction rescues glaucoma in murine glucocorticoid-induced glaucoma.
 

Author(s): Gulab S Zode, Arti B Sharma, Xiaolei Lin, Charles C Searby, Kevin Bugge, Gun Hee Kim, Abbot F Clark, Val C Sheffield

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2014 May;124(5):1956-65.

 

Administration of glucocorticoids induces ocular hypertension in some patients. If untreated, these patients can develop a secondary glaucoma that resembles primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The underlying pathology of glucocorticoid-induced glaucoma is not fully understood, due ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 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 230 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Current surgical methods for advanced glaucoma].
 

Author(s): Gábor Holló

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2013 Dec;154(52):2052-8.

 

The author summarizes the most effective types of glaucoma surgery in advanced glaucoma. In high pressure advanced glaucoma a low target intraocular pressure is to be set. The most effective method of reaching this target pressure level is mitomycin C trabeculectomy combined with ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013

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[Elucidation of dysfunctional mechanisms of retinal circulation in the rat models of glaucoma and exploration of novel therapeutic drugs].
 

Author(s): Asami Mori, Tsutomu Nakahara, Yuki Kurauchi, Kenji Sakamoto, Kunio Ishii

Journal: Yakugaku Zasshi. 2013 ;133(12):1343-50.

 

In recent times, glaucoma has become the leading cause of acquired blindness among the Japanese. As visual disorders markedly decrease the quality of life (QOL), it is important to develop new strategies for preventing the onset of and delaying the progression of glaucoma. Glaucoma ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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Role of mitochondria in the pathogenesis and treatment of glaucoma.
 

Author(s): Xue-Jiao Yang, Jian Ge, Ye-Hong Zhuo

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 Nov;126(22):4358-65.

 

To gain insight into the potential mechanism of mitochondria dysfunction in pathogenesis, progression and therapeutic management of glaucoma.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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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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AqueSys XEN 45 Glaucoma Implant in Refractory Glaucoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Glaucoma; Glaucoma, Open Angle

 

Last Updated: 8 Apr 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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