Tag Archives: Glaucoma

Ability to provide sight being shifted from corneal surgeries to newer technologies

Chennai: Corneal diseases are supposed to be the 4th most important cause for blindness worldwide after cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Corneal transplantation served as the golden procedure that restored the visual function when the visual impairment caused by corneal diseases became too severe.

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AIIMS scientists describe new type of diabetes afflicting the brain

New Delhi: In a groundbreaking study, scientists at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi have described a new type of diabetes they term as “Diabetes Type 4”. This new discovery is expected to open a new field of therapy for glaucoma and neurodegenerative diseases.

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In a first, retinal nerve cells grown in lab

New York: Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal nerve cells that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain.

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Simple injection to cure glaucoma

London (IANS): Glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, can now be treated with a simple injection, eye surgeons have said.

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Bhubaneswar hospital conducts rare Viscocanalostomy surgery for Glaucoma

Bhubaneswar: L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar on Thursday said it has created history by being the first institute in East India to perform viscocanalostomy, a type of non-penetrating glaucoma filtration surgery for glaucoma patients.

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iPad screenings effective for detecting early signs of glaucoma: Study

Washington: Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released on Monday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Simbrinza approved in EU to treat patients living with glaucoma

Basel (Switzerland): Alcon, a global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, on Monday announced that Simbrinza eye drops suspension (brinzolamide 10mg/mL and brimonidine tartrate 2mg/mL) has been approved by the European Commission to decrease elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, for which monotherapy provides insufficient IOP reduction.

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New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma

London: A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown.

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Residual activity ‘hot spots’ in the brain key for vision recovery in stroke patients

Washington: Scientists know that vision restoration training (VRT) can help patients who have lost part of their vision due to glaucoma, optic nerve damage, or stroke regain some of their lost visual functions, but they do not understand what factors determine how much visual recovery is achieved.

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Glaucoma main cause for blindness: Doctors

New Delhi: Glaucoma has emerged in recent times as one of the most corroborating factors for blindness among patients, doctors in the national capital said on Wednesday.

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