Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring
Jul28

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring

Can You Monitor Your IOP At Home? It’s clear that accurately knowing your intraocular pressure (IOP) is critical in both the monitoring and treatment of glaucoma.  How senseless, then, that we are currently only able to obtain this important measurement in the doctor’s office.  Practically, this means that most people with glaucoma obtain an IOP measurement at most four times a year.  Knowing how the IOP can fluctuate from day to day...

Read More
The SENSIMED Triggerfish® Sensor Device
Jul26

The SENSIMED Triggerfish® Sensor Device

A New Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring Device An ideal intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring device would be one that stayed in contact with the eye throughout the day and night.  Given that contact lenses are easy to use and well tolerated by most it should come as no surprise that someone came up with the idea to use a contact lens to measure IOP.  It is surprising, however, that a team of engineers have already figured out how...

Read More
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.

Read More
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...

Read More
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...

Read More
WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann