Glaucoma is frustrating on so many levels – not the least of which is that because there are no symptoms with early glaucoma, most people do not get diagnosed until they have already lost quite a bit of vision.
Study performed by Dr. Joseph Caprioli and colleagues found vision may actually improve in some patients after glaucoma surgery has been done. Read more…
At the present time all FDA approved glaucoma treatments aim to lower IOP. However, modern research has discovered a number of mechanisms other than elevated IOP that may contribute to loss of vision from glaucoma.
So, what is glaucoma? Is It High Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in the Eye? Mounting evidence suggests that factors other than intraocular pressure (IOP) contribute to the development of glaucoma.
For an organ that is about the size of a large gumball, the eye is a complicated structure. Fortunately, a basic understanding of glaucoma and it’s treatments can be gained with an awareness of just a few “parts” of the eye.
Earlier detection seems to be one of the key factors in whether someone is likely to go blind from glaucoma. Simply put, a person who has already lost some vision by the time of diagnosis is more likely to go blind than someone who is diagnosed with glaucoma prior to losing any vision. It’s been estimated that 50% of people with glaucoma