glaucoma risks

No strategies exist to lower glaucoma risk; healthy habits offer starting pointAlthough there are no scientifically proven ways to prevent glaucoma, healthy habits–such as moderate exercise, regular visual check-ups, and eating green, leafy vegetables–represent a good starting point for a prevention strategy.
Why 'the more the merrier' doesn't apply to glaucoma monitoringThough ocular hypertension may be the only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma, the second-leading cause of sight loss in the United Kingdom, monitoring for ocular hypertension more than twice a year is not efficient, researchers said.
Your pet may increase your glaucoma risk
Your pet may increase your glaucoma riskA recent study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, found that exposure to cats and cockroaches may increase the risk for glaucoma, while contact with dogs could help guard against the disease.
A clinical perspective of neovascular glaucomaNeovascular glaucoma is a potentially devastating ocular consequence of pathologic neovascularization of intraocular tissue. The symptoms include vision loss caused by both the underlying etiology (such as retinal vascular disease) as well as increased intraocular pressure (IOP), often accompanied by corneal edema, hyphema, or vitreous hemorrhage.
Bono says glaucoma is the reason for his trademark shades
Bono says glaucoma is the reason for his trademark shadesBono, the iconic Irish rocker and front man for band U2, recently revealed on The Graham Norton Show that he does not wear his avant-garde designer shades for fashion alone.
Reviewing an optic pit in a glaucoma suspect
Reviewing an optic pit in a glaucoma suspectA 24-year-old was referred to the Ocular Disease Service at UAB Eye Care for a glaucoma evaluation. Other than a history of spectacle correction for myopic refractive error, the personal ophthalmic history is negative.
Ophthalmologists and ophthalmology trainees underestimate glaucoma riskA study from the Centre for Eye Research Australia at the University of Melbourne found that comprehensive ophthalmologist and ophthalmology trainees who participated in an online multinational study to assess optic discs were about twice as likely to underestimate as to overestimate glaucoma risk.
Popular diabetes drug linked to reduced glaucoma riskA recent study found that metformin (Glumetza, Salix), a popular diabetes drug, is associated with a dose-dependent risk reduction for open-angle glaucoma.
Harry Quigley, MD, shares glaucoma pearls at SECOHarry Quigley, MD, of the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins shared some of his pearls for diagnosing and treating glaucoma during a special session at SECO.
IOP as a cornerstone to glaucoma managementThe measurement and management of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma is critical. Even with the onslaught of new technologies to monitor progression and make earlier diagnoses, IOP remains a crucial data point in the optometric examination.