Navigation Links
Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness
Date:7/2/2008

conventional wisdom has been that once optic nerve was damaged beyond a certain point, no matter what one did, the nerve would eventually die, Cykiert said.

"This study shows that's not the case, even people with end-stage glaucoma, if you treat them aggressively and follow them carefully, you can preserve that little amount of vision that's left," Cykiert said.

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve, which if untreated will eventually lead to blindness. Glaucoma is detected by an intraocular pressure test. When the pressure climbs above 21 millimeters of mercury, glaucoma is present.

There are several types of glaucoma. The most common in the United States is called primary open-angle glaucoma. In the United States, many people have ocular hypertension, which is a precursor to glaucoma. Ocular hypertension results in elevated fluid pressure in the eye, but no damage to the optic nerve or vision loss.

Blacks and Hispanics are at higher risk for glaucoma, and progression to end-stage glaucoma is very common among blacks.

More information

For more on glaucoma, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.



SOURCES: Frank Sloan, Ph.D., Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; Robert Cykiert, M.D., ophthalmologist, New York University Medical Center, clinical associate professor, ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York City; July 2008, Ophthalmology


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
2. Glaucoma surgery in the blink of an eye
3. Glaucoma surgery in the blink of an eye
4. Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Pledges to Recommend Re-evaluation of Recent Glaucoma Findings
5. Looking at Glaucoma as a Systemic Disease
6. Cost of glaucoma medications may impact treatment
7. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
8. Upcoming meeting will explore new technologies for glaucoma clinical drug trials
9. Dr. Welsh Self-Test Diagnoses Glaucoma, the Leading Cause of Preventable- Blindness
10. Mayor Bloomberg Declares March 6, 2008 World Glaucoma Day in New York City
11. Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Glaucoma Treatment <i>Can</i> Prevent Blindness 
(Date:5/23/2015)... D.C. (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 On ... of powers of a youngster's yogic power learned through ... Sri Nithyananda Swami in Bangalore, India. , Yogamaatha, a ... more than 50 high profile professionals attending the 2015 ... by reading fluently -- blindfolded. , In a ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... 23, 2015 On May 16, the team ... event was a 5k mud obstacle run that raised funds ... million people worldwide, and the reason we participated was to ... Davis, owner of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. “One-hundred percent of the ... , The event was not only attended by eXtreme Bodyshaping ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... May 23, 2015 Add High-Quality prismatic refractions ... Film Studios. , It's as simple as dragging and dropping ... included tool for full effect. , Including over 80 ... range 5k sensors making this the ultimate bundle for adding ... included in this package are movie files designed for Final ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine ... will hold a webinar on the updates of the ... Classical Chinese Medicine. , Webinar – First Professional Doctorate ... Dean of Clinical Education, will lead this webinar in ... program. ACTCM is currently developing this degree program based ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Following yesterday’s announcement that ... with US-based health brand Nature’s Way, Marc St-Onge has ... of Ascenta Skin is an integral part of the ... this opportunity to further develop Ascenta Skin into a ... Skin is a breakthrough, anti-aging skincare supplement featuring 6 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 2Health News:Nine-Year-Old Reads Blindfolded at Business Advocacy Summit 3Health News:Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Team Runs through the Muck for MS 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release ProFlare 5K Prism for Final Cut Pro X. 2Health News:ACTCM Announces Upcoming June Events 2Health News:Ascenta Skin President Announces Plans to Grow Brand 2
... will spread and so need aggressive treatment. Researchers at University ... a computer is taught to spot patterns //- in combination ... natural language. The result is a model which can scrutinize ... is the tumor will spread. ,Tested on samples ...
... 3 million Americans age 12 to 18 considered suicide in ... kill themselves, a government survey found. According to the on ... boys// to have thought about or tried to commit suicide. ... Mental Health Services Administration, showed that only one in three ...
... women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. A ... women who have exhausted all other medications without help.// ... Center in Philadelphia, set out to determine whether half-cycle ... is started 14 days prior to the start of ...
... liver oil followed by a chewy, multi-vitamin tablet with ... New studies show children with otitis media, or middle ... infections once they began taking vitamin/mineral supplements and cod ... omega-3 fatty acids. ,Otitis media is common and ...
... women with high levels of lead in their bones face ... lead from sources like old pain, researchers reported recently. In ... of lead exposure// “may constitute a significant public health problem, ... bone.” ,The findings demonstrated that protecting children from the ...
... being paid to enrol them in a clinical trial. Post-marketing ... part of medical research. It involves giving patients a new ... arise. The post-marketing phase will involve many more patients than ... be an important way of revealing uncommon side effects. ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015  RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: RGRX), ... repair and regeneration, today announced that J.J. Finkelstein ... present a corporate overview at two upcoming investor conferences. ... SeeThruEquity 4 th Annual Microcap Conference on Thursday ... at 11:00 am EDT.  A webcast will ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , May 22, 2015  The ... Behring its 2015 Corporate Leadership Award as recognition for ... improving the care of the bleeding disorders community.  The award ... Director, CSL Limited, during the NHF Annual Spring Soiree in ... "The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015  The Mesothelioma ... diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible ... certain individuals with this rare cancer caused by ... most up-to-date information related to treatment options such ... please call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 2RegeneRx to Present at 2 Investor Conferences 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 2Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 3Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 4Mesothelioma Victims Center Calls Attention to a Recent Medical Article About a New Drug That Could Slow the Progression of Mesothelioma and Allow People to Live Longer 5
... leader in organ-specific molecular imaging, announced today that it ... scanner and PET-guided biopsy accessory.  The breast application of ... expanded its distribution into 13 European countries and has ... Switzerland. Naviscan manufactures the only ...
... PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8, 2011 A proposed bill in ... shot" local pharmacies need to compete with mail order ... prescriptions filled by either mail-order or their community pharmacist ... keeping billions of dollars in Pennsylvania, while saving and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Naviscan Receives CE Mark Approval for High-Resolution Breast PET and PET-Guided Biopsy 2"Prescription for Choice" Easy Pill to Swallow for Pennsylvania 2"Prescription for Choice" Easy Pill to Swallow for Pennsylvania 3
... new Platinum 10 concentrator. The Platinum 10 ... you have come to expect from the ... attractive alternative to liquid systems. The Platinum ... LPM for high flow patients, and has ...
... ,AirSeps AirLife On-board Oxygen Concentrators were ... supplemental oxygen passengers and are still in ... the US governments FAA/STC approval for this ... commercial aircraft, AirSep set the standard years ...
... November 2005. Specifications, including colors, subject to ... lb (2.3 kg), FreeStyle by AirSep is ... for those patients who know no boundaries. ... FreeStyle captures the heart of what it ...
... Oxygen Concentrator is the most compact, lightweight ... lbs (4.5 kg), this unit was designed ... active oxygen patient., ,Operating as a ... of both an oxygen concentrator and an ...
Medicine Products: