Navigation Links
Common Eye Condition Linked to Elevated Eye Pressure
Date:11/10/2010

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay News) -- A eye condition called corneal arcus may be associated with elevated eye pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for glaucoma, a new study suggests.

It also found that corneal arcus -- in which a ring of fats accumulates around the cornea -- appears to be common in middle-aged and older adults. Corneal arcus may be associated with cardiovascular disease.

Researchers examined the eyes of 3,015 people, aged 40 to 80, and found that corneal arcus was present in the right eyes of 57.9 percent of them. After adjusting for a number of factors, the researchers found that eyes with corneal arcus tended to have higher intraocular (inside the eye) pressure, thicker corneas and altered corneal curvatures.

"There is no known explanation for the association of corneal arcus with higher intraocular pressure," wrote Dr. Renyi Wu, of the Singapore Eye Research Institute, and colleagues. "There may be changes in biomechanical properties of the cornea in eyes... that [could] affect intraocular pressure measurements."

"Further research is required to investigate the clinical implications of these findings for intraocular pressure assessment in eyes with corneal arcus," they concluded.

The study appears in the November issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about aging and your eyes.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, Nov. 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Brain bleeding is common with aging, UCI study finds
2. Common Foot Disorders Can Be Inherited, Research Shows
3. Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
4. Common stomach bacteria may fight off inflammatory bowel disease caused by Salmonella
5. Knowledge gaps, fears common among parents of children with drug-resistant bacteria
6. Common anxiety disorders make it tougher to quit cigarettes
7. A redeeming role for a common virus
8. Considerable proportion of patients with advanced cancer continue to undergo common cancer screening
9. Physical symptoms common, disabling among patients with cancer and pain or depression
10. Vitamin D-ficiency common among orthopaedic surgery
11. Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Common Eye Condition Linked to Elevated Eye Pressure
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Permobil has just completed the acquisition of ... systems has a well-earned reputation for premium quality, with a focus on fit ... in the custom seating business, which enjoys strong demand, and it complements Permobil’s ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... announce their recent partnership with an innovator in the wheelchair accessibility industry, ... motivate their dealer salespeople to sell wheelchair accessible vehicles. With this new incentive ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Date aired: January 9, 2017 ... Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water educator, researcher and advocate welcomed health activist, author, ... Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... In ... education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment ... As a way to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp launched ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... San Francisco dentist, Dr. Ben Amini , the ... device which is capable of taking digital impressions of teeth and gums. Conventional bite ... CAD CAM restorations , in terms of speed, efficiency and patient comfort. Increasingly, digital ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... --  The Harrington Discovery Institute at University ... has announced the 2017 recipients of Harrington Scholar-Innovator ... whose research shows promise to advance the standard ... – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery ... medicine: to advance early breakthroughs into the clinical ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , January 16, 2017 According to the ... Controller, Multi Display , Smart Display, Graphic LCD Controller), Application (Industrial ... 2022", published by MarketsandMakets, the market is expected to grow from USD ... a CAGR of 9.68% between 2016 and 2022. ... ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... 16, 2017 The ... Type (Methyl, Ethyl, Hydroxyethyl, Hydroxypropyl, Carboxymethyl Cellulose), ... Surface Coatings & Paints), Region - Global ... market was valued at USD 4.51 Billion ... USD 6.41 Billion by 2021, at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: