Navigation Links
National Eye Institute Targets Mexican-Americans for Glaucoma Awareness

NIH's National Eye Institute is seeking to raise glaucoma awareness among Mexican-Americans,// who have a higher risk for the disease than others, the Casa Grande Valley Dispatch reports.

Mexican-Americans over age 60, blacks over age 40 and people with a family history of glaucoma all face a higher risk for the disease. Five percent of Hispanics have primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form glaucoma.

The rate increases to 8% among those in their 60s and to 15% for those in their 70s. Hispanics are the least likely of all racial and ethnic groups to be aware of the disease, with 61% reporting having heard of glaucoma, compared with 72% of Asians, 94% of blacks and 95% of whites, the Dispatch reports.

In addition, Hispanics were the least likely of all groups to report having their eyes dilated during a regular eye examination. Seventy-six percent of blacks, 80% of Hispanics, 84% of Asian-Americans and 86% of whites reported having their eyes examined as recommended.

Paul Sieving, director of the eye institute, said, "NEI-funded research has shown that treatment during the early stages of glaucoma can control the disease and prevent future vision loss and blindness. This is why NEI encourages people at higher risk for glaucoma to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years"

Source-Kaiser Family Foundation/V
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. National Lung Study in the process
2. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
3. Hepatitis B Vaccine To Be Included In National Immunization Programme
4. UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening
5. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
6. India extends National TB Control Program
7. President and Founder of National Obesity Forum Resigns
8. Hwang Woo Suk Suspended By Seoul National University
9. Indian National in Saudi Jail will be released soon
10. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
11. Calcutta National Medical College Strike Continues Unabated
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... The following is a,statement from Matthew L. Myers, ... and Ohio legislators have abandoned Ohio,s kids,and put the ... to,raid funds from the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation. This ... children will become addicted to,tobacco, more Ohio citizens will ...
... April 8, 2008 The Center,for Connected ... of the,nation,s leading integrated health care delivery ... studies conducted at Partners-affiliated,hospitals, including Massachusetts General ... of connected health technologies.,These study findings, presented ...
... to two botanical functional ... ingredients, GLPH-1(TM) and PPL-240(TM), BIG HORN, Wyo., April ... validated and organically derived,ingredients for use in foods and ... GLPH-1(TM), an immune booster, and,PPL-240(TM), a photoprotective antioxidant, at ...
... output, breathing improve, researchers say , , TUESDAY, April 8 ... is enough to boost the cardiac performance and breathing ... finds. , This slightly more strenuous exercise program -- ... failure -- works at least as well as the ...
... What do you learn by looking at the spines of ... of researchers behind the Twin Spine Study, you find compelling ... of genetics than physical strain. , The findings of the ... have led to a dramatic paradigm shift in the way ...
... in the developing world is the litany of tropical ... by the public health community. This is the ... published by ASM Press. , Some of the worst ... ignored. Parasitic and bacterial diseases such as hookworm, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Center for Connected Health Presents Growing Evidence of the Benefits of Technology to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Empowerment 2Health News:Center for Connected Health Presents Growing Evidence of the Benefits of Technology to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Empowerment 3Health News:Center for Connected Health Presents Growing Evidence of the Benefits of Technology to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Empowerment 4Health News:Gourmetceuticals Presents Findings on Science You Can Eat at Experimental Biology 2008 2Health News:Gourmetceuticals Presents Findings on Science You Can Eat at Experimental Biology 2008 3Health News:A Month of Exercise Helps Ease Heart Failure 2Health News:Award-winning study says back pain may be in your genes 2Health News:Forgotten diseases key to lifting developing world from poverty, destitution and despair 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Novastem, a leader ... first patient in its study for ischemic stroke ... Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account for 87 percent ... qualified patients in the study, entitled "Internal Research ... Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Intrathecal Administration of ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014 Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: ... company developing products that address unmet medical needs ... announced today that on December 24, 2014 it ... The Company raised approximately $2.3 million in ... use the net proceeds from the offering to ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... NEW YORK and LONDON ... in global orthopedic industry are expected to grow at ... consumption in terms of value and volume. Hip, knee ... the developed world while in emerging economies they have ... failure rates are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 2Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 3Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 4Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3
... 27, 2011 JHP Pharmaceuticals, a leading ... announced today that it has entered into a multi-year ... of veterinary pharmaceutical products. JHP will be responsible for ... Jean Hoffman, CEO and founder of Putney said, ...
... Jan. 27, 2011 Following the acquisition of ... Heilbronn (" Future Fund of Heilbronn") the company ... (Heilbronn, Germany), which is expected to strengthen both medical ... (zfhn) announced that it has acquired Medos Medizintechnik AG ...
Cached Medicine Technology:JHP Pharmaceuticals and Putney Inc. Announce Multi-Year Contract Manufacturing Agreement 2Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 2Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 3Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: