HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Eye drops can delay onset of glaucoma

St. Louis, June 13, 2002 -- A study led by investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that drops that lower eye pressure can delay the onset of glaucoma. The eye drops reduced the development of open-angle glaucoma by more than 50 percent. The study appears in the June 2002 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.

The fundamental question we asked was whether you can delay or prevent people from developing glaucoma, says Michael A. Kass, M.D., national chair of the 22-center study and head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. There are millions of people in the United States and in other countries who are at risk of developing glaucoma because they have high pressure in their eyes. This study provides the first good evidence that treating those people may delay, or possibly even prevent, the blinding eye disease, glaucoma.

The study, called the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS), examined 1,636 people between the ages of 40 and 80. All had elevated pressure in the eye ocular hypertension but did not have glaucoma. About half (817) were randomly selected to use eye drops each day. The other patients (819) were closely monitored by eye specialists for a minimum of five years. Patients who received treatment were given commercially available, pressure-lowering eye drops, either a single type of drop or a combination of more than one. The drops reduced pressure in the eye by approximately 20 percent.

I think it is very significant that reducing pressure in the eye by only 20 percent reduced risk by as much as it did, Kass says. A modest drop in pressure makes a big difference.

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma and one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is the number one cause of blindness among African Americans and affects a total of about 2.2 million Americans age 40 and ove
'"/>

Contact: Jim Dryden
drydenj@msnotes.wustl.edu
314-286-0100
Washington University School of Medicine
13-Jun-2002


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Weekend use matches daily drops for lazy eye
2. New ways identified to treat lazy eye in children: Beyond eye patches and daily drops
3. Eye drops may delay or prevent glaucoma in African Americans at higher risk
4. Unexpected similarities between raindrops and proteins
5. Infant mortality rate drops, children more likely to have working parent, be read to
6. Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
7. UC Davis study shows eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
8. Study shows eye drops useful in preventing glaucoma
9. First quarter 2002 prescription drug spending: Higher again, but rate of increase drops
10. Eye drops to treat childhood eye disorder work as well as patching the eye
11. Study finds drops work as well as patch for lazy eye

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/13/2019)... ... July 12, 2019 , ... ... launch of its proprietary patient management platform, Ospitek “View”. Ospitek has partnered with ... to deliver a fully customizable, intelligent, solution made specifically for surgical centers, allowing ...
(Date:7/13/2019)... ... , ... The American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) has released the 2019 Medical ... and medical spa professionals understand the realities of the industry and make better, more ... years since AmSpa released the 2017 Medical Spa State of the Industry Report and ...
(Date:7/11/2019)... ... July 11, 2019 , ... Swagelok Southeast Texas, ... its territory through the acquisition of another Houston-area distributor. The acquisition of the ... facilities located in LaPorte, Nederland and Houston. , With this expansion, Swagelok ...
(Date:7/10/2019)... ... ... Foggiare --the first and only U.S. company to offer Slim-Up treatments--is now ... by Sauna Italia , an Italian manufacturer of advanced aesthetic and wellness equipment, ... locations in Europe and Asia. Slim-Up is scientifically proven to be effective in smoothing ...
(Date:7/10/2019)... ... July 10, 2019 , ... Given that ... Grove Fertility (SGF) remains committed to its core mission of fertility education ... of July, the practice will host six in-person seminars and three virtual webinars ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2019)... , ... July 11, 2019 , ... ... GRM Information Management, a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions, will exhibit ... Lick, Indiana July 17 to July 19. , Conference attendees are encouraged ...
(Date:7/10/2019)... ... July 10, 2019 , ... ... published randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical study from Ohio State University Wexner ... humic substance containing urolithins, fulvic acid, and micro minerals. Natreon is committed ...
(Date:7/10/2019)... , ... July 10, 2019 , ... DidCBDWork.com ... world for the past 18 months, does CBD actually work? It seems like depending ... snake oil. , DidCBDWork.com instead aims to get testimonials of real CBD users, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: