Navigation Links
Early therapy aids eyesight

Early therapy for early outset glaucoma appears to slow the advancement of the disease. Researchers report immediate treatment of the most common form of glaucoma appears to impact the progression of vision loss.// This has very few significant signs. Doctors are able to detect it only in a detailed eye exam. In this study, doctors recruited 202 patients who had early stage glaucoma in one eye. Around half of the group was treated with medicine and laser to reduce the amount of internal pressure in the eye. The rest of the group was left untreated. Patients who later showed signs of developing the disease were offered treatment.

Six years into the study, doctors found the disease progressed more slowly in the treated patients than in the untreated patients. In the treated patients, eye pressure was lowered by about 25 percent. Many patients showed no disease progression during the study. However, researchers are concerned that as many as 20 percent of treated patients went on to develop glaucoma. The lead author of the study, Anders Heijl, M.D., Ph.D., suspects glaucoma progresses at different speeds in patients and those with an aggressive form of the disease were not helped much by treatment.

The most common form of glaucoma affects nearly 1.0 million people over age 45. While doctors find treating eye pressure may help slow the disease, they do not believe elevated eye pressure necessarily is the cause of the disease. Further research will be done to continue to understand the cause.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early detection of prostate cancer
2. Early detection of heart attack
3. Early puberty linked to nutrition
4. Early Clue to Down Syndrome
5. Early delivery can prevent cancer
6. Early puberty more resistance
7. Early menopause- The cause
8. Early menopause- The cause
9. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
10. Early detection of colorectal cancer may be hindered by coloured toilet disinfectants
11. Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/12/2016)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving ... patient services – hosted over 250 members of South Florida’s philanthropic community at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a ... Anaheim Convention Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across the country are expected to attend ... about their chosen field and network with their colleagues. As in years past, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... nominations have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of ... the ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Every winter, someone is killed, injured or loses ... Penn Burn Center, part of the Allegheny Health Network, has partnered with Etna ... “Space Heaters Need Space” campaign. , “Space Heaters Need Space” aims to ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... The Jones Agency, a family owned insurance company with offices serving ... charity drive with the Tarrant Area Food Bank in the hopes of alleviating hunger ... need, the Tarrant County Food Bank offers hope and security to the one in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the Company will ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell at ... York at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, ... Adrian Adams , will perform the ... to 4:00 p.m. ET.  A live webcast will be ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... BUDAPEST , Ungarn, February 12, 2016 ... ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das sich auf den ungedeckten ... gab heute positive Ergebnisse seines klinischen Forschungsprogramms ... und Asthma-Patienten beschäftigt, ergab Verbesserungen ihrer respiratorischen ... Indiso ltd , ein Medizintechnikunternehmen, das ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 11, 2016 Stem ... that are characterized by self-renewal and the capacity to ... a relatively new discovery, as the first mouse embryonic ... it was not until 1995 that the first culturing ... pluripotent stem cells were not produced until 2006 As ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: