iStent available for glaucoma patients

Last year, the FDA approved the iStent for treatment of open-angle glaucoma, which is the most common form of glaucoma. Open-glaucoma develops when the travecular meshwork within the eye becomes blocked or drains too slowly. This causes pressure to build up in the eye, which can then damage the optic nerve. The iStent is a […]

Prioritize Your Eyes: May is Healthy Vision Month!

The National Eye Institute urges all Americans to prioritize their eye health during May as part of Healthy Vision Month. The most effective way to take care of your eyes is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. A dilated eye exam allows your eye care professional to detect vision problems as well as eye […]

Over-Treatment of hypertension can worsen glaucoma

A recent study revealed that patients with normal-tension glaucoma are at a higher risk of losing their vision if they are being treated for systemic hypertension. The prevailing line of thought had been that getting blood pressure down to as low of levels as possible was the best way to go. Researchers discovered this was […]

Possible early indicator of glaucoma discovered

A new study in the journal Ophthalmology finds that specific changes in blood vessels in the retina of the eye can be an early indicator that a person may have an increased chance of developing glaucoma. Researchers discovered that patients with abnormally narrow retinal arteries are more likely to develop glaucoma in 10 years. This […]

Fear of falling causes limiting of activities

A recent study has shown that older patients with poor vision significantly limit their activities due to fear of falling, a cautious strategy that can lead to social isolation and morbidity. Researchers examined patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, and Fuchs corneal dystrophy, and compared them to an older group of controls with normal […]

Non-refractive visual impairment may be related to diabetes

A recent cross-sectional study has found that an increase in visual problems that cannot be corrected with lenses may be related to a rise in prevalence of diabetes. Led by Dr. David S. Friedman of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the researchers gathered physical exam information from a set of patients in […]

Prevalence of glaucoma in U.S. has increased over last decade

Researchers from Prevent Blindness America and the U.S. National Eye Institute reported that the prevalence of glaucoma in the United States has increased by 22% over the last 10 years. 2.7 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by glaucoma, a disease that damages the optic nerve and can gradually lead to blindness. Because […]

2 stents helps eye pressure in glaucoma patients

Open-angle glaucoma (OAG) can be controlled using various treatments, including medications and surgical interventions. In cases where there is a clinically significant cataract, glaucoma procedures combined with the removal of the cataract can lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and reduce the need for glaucoma medications. One such procedure is the implantation of a trabecular micro-bypass stent, […]

November is American Diabetes Month

As you dive into Thanksgiving dinner today, keep in mind that November is American Diabetes Month and people with diabetes are encouraged to have a dilated eye exam to help detect and possibly prevent eye disorders that might lead to blindness.┬áDiabetes causes the body to not use and store sugar properly which results in a […]

Increased risk of exfoliation glaucoma

Coffee lovers everywhere hold on to your coffee cups! Researchers have discovered a link between excessive coffee drinking and exfoliation glaucoma. The study which is published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science was conducted by researchers at Harvard and reveals that adults who drank three or more cups of coffee a day were 34 percent […]