Tag: "glaucoma" at medical news
Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
...edical Center, who recognized the signs ofadvanced glaucoma
in Vesta's left eye. Dr. Berlin's expertise so imp...g move toLos Angeles from New York. Today, Vesta's glaucoma
is under control -- aheartening circumstance she attributes to impressive advancements in medicalcar...
Media Alert: Percy Julian Honored
...plishments include the first totalsynthesis of the glaucoma
drug physostigime and development of a low costsynthetic method for making a form of the antiarthritis drug cortisone.Following the symposium, the ACS is hosting a luncheon at which U.S. Surgeon GeneralDavid Satcher, M.D., will speak. WHAT: Symposi...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
...uct of that damage. "We adopted an animal model of glaucoma
that raises pressure levels in the eyesof rats," N...t century, most medical and surgical therapies for glaucoma
haveattempted to lower pressure in the eye, aiming to prevent or delay damage toganglion cells and p...
Chemist Percy Julian captures spirit of black history celebration scientist
...sing soybeans that revolutionized the treatment of glaucoma
and arthritis - treatments that are still the majo...h his legacy. He revolutionized the treatment of glaucoma
and arthritis, making drugs that once cost hundreds of dollars per drop available for a few cents pe...
U Penn researchers combating blindness from diabetic retionopathy in local community with 4 Sight program
...e years, whereas age related macular degeneration, glaucoma
and cataracts which cause more blindness overall, ...y, diabetics have an increased risk for developing glaucoma
and cataracts. Many diabetics, however, have no idea they have severe diabetic retinopathy until th...
Music softens patients' surgery-related rise in blood pressure
...s, most of whom were scheduled to have surgery for glaucoma
or cataract removal. Participants ranged in age from 51 to 87 years. Although they had normal blood pressure a week before surgery, they had significantly higher blood pressure on the morning of surgery. At that time the participants generally repo...
Listening to music of choice during outpatient eye surgery lowers patients cardiovascular, emotional stress
...nd be heroes to their patients. Forty cataract or glaucoma
patients ranging in age from 51-88 took part in the study. They were divided into two groups, each composed of 15 women and five men. Two participating surgeons treated half of each group. Patients in the experimental group listened to music of the...
More Americans facing blindness than ever before
...or this reason, as many as half of all people with glaucoma
are unaware of their disease. About 2.2 million A...o million do not know they have it. Most cases of glaucoma
can be controlled and vision loss slowed or halted by timely diagnosis and treatment. However, any ...
Long-term safety data on Xalatan presented
...-ocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma
(OAG). XALATAN is the only prostaglandin analogue...long-term management of elevated IOP in open-angle glaucoma
as adjunctive therapy," said Professor Albert Alm, Department of Ophthalmology, Uppsala University H...
XALACOM more effective than Cosopt for IOP reduction in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertens
...olol 0.5%) twice-daily in patients with open-angle glaucoma
or ocular hypertension, according to a study prese...ted States on 251 patients with primary open angle glaucoma
or ocular hypertension was a randomized, parallel group, masked-evaluator, multicenter comparison o...
Study finds intraocular pressure improved when switched to XALATAN from other monotherapy
...ncluding prostaglandin derivatives, for open angle glaucoma
or ocular hypertension resulted in improved or mai...an appropriate choice when considering a change in glaucoma
medication, since it consistently lowered IOP in these patients, said Dr. TJ Zimmerman, University o...
Study shows eye drops useful in preventing glaucoma
...uston and an investigator in the study. Open-angle glaucoma
is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U...rease. When this pressure damages the optic nerve, glaucoma
and vision loss are the result. The National Ocular Hypertension Treatment study evaluated 1,636 peo...
UC Davis study shows eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
...lts mean that people at higher risk for developing glaucoma
may delay -- and possibly prevent -- the disease b...imary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma
and one of the nations leading causes of vision loss. Researchers noted that 4.4 percent of the stud...
Eye drops can delay onset of glaucoma
...he eye drops reduced the development of open-angle glaucoma
by more than 50 percent. The study appears in the ... 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 trea...
Eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
...that treating people at higher risk for developing glaucoma
may delay and possibly prevent the disease. Thes...imary open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma
and one of the nation's leading causes of vision loss. Researchers noted that 4.4 percent of the stu...
Adaptive optics technology provides powerful tools for eye doctors
...gy at UC San Francisco. "An important component of glaucoma
management is the ability to evaluate the quality of the retinal nerve-fiber layer, so if we could see structures in the retina 10 times better than we can now, that would be outstanding," Drake said. One spin-off from adaptive optics research, the "...
Survey reveals needs of glaucoma patients across Europe
...urope to re-think the way they assess the needs of glaucoma
patients in order to improve the long-term managem...ere based on the results of a recent survey of 243 glaucoma
patients using multiple medications and 250 physicians from France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The ...
FINAL ALERT: RPB Science Writers Seminar in Eye Research to be held in Washington, DC Sept. 22-25
...COMA: NEW DAY DAWNING. There's much new afoot in glaucoma
research. What beckons: better diagnosis and novel treatments. Researchers report, for example, that with new, computer-based "machine-learning" technology they should be able to detect glaucoma-related vision loss as much as four years earlier tha...
Vision loss and driving performance, stroke and physical impairment
...pressure. Driving performance in patients with glaucoma
25 patients with glaucoma
and 29 age-equivalent normally sighted control subjects participated in an interactive driving simul...
United States to host World Sight Day celebration October 10
...on, World Sight Day events, including cataract and glaucoma
screenings, collection of used eye glasses for recycling, and distribution of educational material, have been held on six continents. "Few Americans realize that blindness is a major and increasing problem in the United States," said J. Frank Moore...
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