Navigation Links
International Survey Shows People Over Forty Ignore Risk of Blindness
Date:10/2/2007

ion. "People over the age of 40 need to make eye health a priority by having a complete eye examination every two years to ensure detection of glaucoma before any vision loss is experienced."

Less than half surveyed have undergone an eye pressure check. This proportion did not increase in the older age groups, even though the risk of glaucoma increases with age. This was in contrast to blood pressure, where more respondents discussed blood pressure with their physician in the older age groups.

"Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of glaucoma can prevent damage to the optic nerve and preserve healthy vision, which is why check-ups are so important," said Professor Roger Hitchings, Professor of Ophthalmology, University College London and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital. "Everyone should proactively assess their risk of glaucoma with an eye specialist. A complete eye exam for glaucoma will include an eye pressure check, an optic nerve assessment and visual field examination."

All Eyes on Glaucoma Resources

One of the key components of the All Eyes on Glaucoma initiative is a new, informative website, http://www.AllEyesOnGlaucoma.com, where people can learn the proper steps to protect their vision, including the completion of an "Am I At Risk?" questionnaire and download tools including the "Conversation Starter" which can be taken to their eye specialist. Visitors will also be directed to local glaucoma organizations in their area for questions and support services.

About the International Survey

A multi-country survey of individuals aged 40 and above was conducted by the GfK Group. The survey included 4,352 people (2,020 males and 2,332 females) in seven countries including Australia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Notes to Editors:

About Glaucoma:

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseas
'/>"/>

SOURCE All Eyes on Glaucoma(TM) Campaign
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Olympics of biotechnology has international flavor
2. Traffic data firm navigates international business
3. Catalyst International profit exceeds expectations
4. Lack of broadband hamstrings international videoconferencing
5. 30 days to success: Three simple steps to create your own international startup
6. TEKLYNX International announces new RFID software
7. Ruling enforces international trademark electronic filing requirements
8. Eleftheriou to lead Catalyst International
9. Internet trademark war goes international
10. International eyes drawn to Madisons games research
11. Plexus and SRI International team up to offer medical product development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCPI ... Trial Application (CTA) with the United Kingdom,s ... regulatory approval to initiate clinical trials for the continued ... Contingent on the Company receiving CTA regulatory approval, the ... assess the safety, tolerability and dose escalation of Anatabine ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSX.V: RP), a ... of autologous cell therapies, announced today the publication of ... conjunction with co-authors from Kyoto University and the University ... clinical research using dermal sheath cup (DSC) cells to ... paper entitled " Hair Follicle Dermal Stem Cells Regenerate ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... The American Journal of Hematology/Oncology, a ... editorials addressing developments and pathways related to oncological ... article exploring the role of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) ... prostate cancer. , The article references seminal ... there could be a connection to prostate cancer ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Charm Sciences is pleased to announce that ... Aflatoxin M1 in raw commingled milk is the first ... The peer reviewed report of the validation by Technology ... and Fisheries Research (ILVO-T&V) has been published by the ... most toxic aflatoxin and a known carcinogen, can be ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Files Clinical Trial Application in the UK for Clinical Trials of Anatabine Citrate Formulations 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 2Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 3Prostate Cancer Experts Dissect the Role of Follicle-stimulating Hormone in the Development, Progression and Potential Treatment of Prostate Cancer 4Charm Sciences Achieves Independent Validation of First 15 Minute Quantitative Screening Method for Aflatoxin M1 2
... of Exacerbations is the Attribute That Most ... New Report from Decision ResourcesWALTHAM, Mass., Feb. ... world,s leading research and advisory firms for ... indacaterol/mometasone will replace AstraZeneca,s Symbicort as Decision ...
... 24 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg region,certainly has not been immune ... NC Free Clinic Association has seen their highest,demand for ... creator of,Charlotte,s premier health & wellness event, the Charlotte ... , "We can all have ...
... Extensive Experience In Molecular DiagnosticsSALT LAKE CITY, Feb. ... spine care through the development of molecular diagnostic ... has joined the executive management team as the ... Dr. Macina will report directly to Kenneth Ward, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novartis/Schering-Plough's Drug Will Replace AstraZeneca's Symbicort as Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard by 2012 for the Treatment of Asthma 2Charlotte Anti-Aging Expo & Symposium Supports Free Clinics 2Axial Biotech Appoints Dr. Roberto Macina to Vice President of Research and Development 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 ... report to their offering. ... a totally different sensing technology than the iPhone ... fingerprint sensor in its product. The ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally ... more evident than at international borders. Over the ... scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self process ... Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number of ... According to Maxine Most ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 10, 2014  Data Sciences ... monitoring, has released a new series of digital ... preclinical toxicology researchers. M series, part of the ... collect the best possible physiologic data when incorporating ... Adding functional endpoints to toxicology studies has evolved ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... For clinicians, the ability to look routinely inside the body ... how it confronts disease is a distant dream. But in ... of researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at ... step toward realizing that vision by demonstrating the ability to ...
... the effects of alcohol is, in part, genetically influenced and ... level of response (LR) to alcohol, or the need for ... few times a person drinks, is more likely to occur ... alcohol problems. A study in the November issue of ...
... it's time for long-time antibiotic stalwarts like penicillin and ... treatment of strep throat. , The most common medications ... causes millions of sore throats in U.S. children every ... effective as newer antibiotics known as cephalosporins. In results ...
Cached Biology News:PET imaging reveals the immune system at work 2PET imaging reveals the immune system at work 3Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol 2Looking for the genes that affect a person's level of response to alcohol 3Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment 2Penicillin, amoxicillin: Step aside for strep throat treatment 3
MAb to HSV-2, gG-2 HSV-2 Glycoprotein G-2...
Immunogen for A300-655A was a phosphorylated synthetic peptide, which represented a portion of human RNA Polymerase II (GeneID 5430) around serine 5 of the C-terminal repeat YSPTSPS....
human Exodus-2 Research Focus: cytokine/growth factor Storage Temperature: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
MAb to IgG2 (Fc gamma-2) IgG2 (Fc, gamma-2 epitope)...
Biology Products: