Could a New Class of Glaucoma Medications Be Around The Corner?
Jul09

Could a New Class of Glaucoma Medications Be Around The Corner?

An exciting new class of potential glaucoma medications include what are termed the ROCK and ROCK/NET inhibitors. And it’s about time! Twenty years have passed since the last new class of medications (prostaglandin analogs) were approved for the treatment of glaucoma.

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Can Vision Lost From Glaucoma Be Regained?
May09

Can Vision Lost From Glaucoma Be Regained?

The short answer to this question is, “No.” The longer answer is, “Well, maybe, but (1) not by the time most people get diagnosed; (2) the amount of vision regained is so small that most people would not be aware of having regained vision; and (3) the vision regained may be lost again over time.” Evidence exists that at the very early stages of glaucoma visual function can be restored.[1] To date, however, there is only one known...

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Why You Should Care About Glaucoma
May06

Why You Should Care About Glaucoma

It’s a pretty good assumption that if you are reading this either you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, told you are at risk for glaucoma, or know someone with glaucoma. These are all good reasons to care and to want to gain more knowledge about this disease of the eye. Another good reason to care is that ignorance of glaucoma could lead to blindness. Glaucoma has been called “the silent thief of sight” for good reason. The vision lost...

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Antioxidants In The Treatment Of Glaucoma
Feb11

Antioxidants In The Treatment Of Glaucoma

Neuroprotectants and Antioxidants Glaucoma is primarily a disease of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is, after all, a nerve. So, anything that has been shown to protect nerve tissue from damage (provide “neuroprotection”) could have a role in the treatment of glaucoma. Antioxidants protect living tissue from “oxidative” damage. So, in a broad sense, antioxidants could be considered to be neuroprotectants. What, Exactly, Are...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids In The Treatment Of Glaucoma
Feb07

Omega-3 Fatty Acids In The Treatment Of Glaucoma

What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish oil, have been shown to benefit conditions ranging from heart disease to dry eye. Two of the most frequently studied omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Animal experiments support a role of DHA in retinal health. What about it’s role in glaucoma? Evidence that Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Be Used To Treat Glaucoma: When...

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