Glaucoma not helped by smoking pot

Organizations touting the benefits of medicinal marijuana are common these days. One of the popular myths surrounding marijuana is that it is helpful in treating glaucoma. Due to this rather popular misconception, the National Eye Institute researched whether marijuana or it’s active ingredient, THC, could be used safely in treating intraocular eye pressure (IOP) which […]

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, […]

Statins may lower glaucoma risk

Recent findings indicate that statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering medications, may reduce the risk of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG). Researchers at the University of Michigan analyzed over 500,000 patients with abnormally high cholesterol, also known as hyperlipidemia. They found that patients who took statins were significantly less likely to develop OAG compared to hyperlipidemic patients […]

Asian Americans face significant risk of developing glaucoma

A study published in the February issue of Ophthalmology reveals that Asian Americans have a 6.5 percent risk of developing glaucoma.

Glaucoma may be more than just an eye disease, doctors discover.

A study published in November’s Ophthalmology highlights the link between glaucoma and other serious illnesses.

New Study Show Genetic Link for development of Glaucoma.

Researchers have discovered a genetic mark that increases the risk for the most common form of glaucoma which is primary open-angle glaucoma.

New technique lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients

A new surgical procedure reduces the glaucoma eye pressure while carrying lower risk of complications.