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: 16 Mar 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.

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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: 16 Mar 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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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 2614 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Adherence to topical glaucoma medications in Ethiopian patients.
 

Author(s): Lemlem Tamrat, Girum W Gessesse, Yeshigeta Gelaw

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):59-63.

 

Successful outcomes of medical treatment for glaucoma require proper and daily use of medication to prevent disease progression. The aim of this study was to determine the adherence to anti-glaucoma medications and factors associated with non-adherence among patients with ocular hypertension ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2015

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A nuanced approach to the surgical management of glaucoma.
 

Author(s): Malik Y Kahook, Leonard K Seibold, Jeffrey R SooHoo, Kaweh Mansouri, Tarek Sharaawy

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

 

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

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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Cataract surgery in the glaucoma patient.
 

Author(s): Jennifer S Kung, Daniel Y Choi, Anjum S Cheema, Kuldev Singh

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. ;22(1):10-7.

 

To summarize the role of cataract surgery in the glaucoma patient, in terms of the effect on intraocular pressure (IOP) as well as diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for those with both conditions. Recent evidence suggests that cataract extraction may produce a significant ...

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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