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Currently Available Methods to Treat Open Angle Glaucoma

Part 1 of 14 of “Adjusting the Faucet or Opening the Drain – Currently Available Methods to Treat the Plumbing Problem of Open Angle Glaucoma” | A San Gabriel Valley Optometric Society (SGVOS) Continuing Education Dinner Event – 2 hours CE | Featured...

What Does Cellophane Have to Do with Glaucoma?

What Does Cellophane Have to Do with Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease commonly associated with aging. The development of “floaters” in one’s visual field is also more likely as we get older. A portion of those with floaters will later develop a clear membrane on...

How Does a High IOP Cause Vision Loss?

How Does a High IOP Cause Vision Loss? Since the 1800s it has been known that high intraocular pressure (IOP) can result in permanent loss of vision. More recently it has been discovered that Glaucoma results from a selective loss of a particular cell in the eye...

How Glaucoma is Treated

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.

What is 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.

Human Eye: A Brief Introduction

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.

Does Everyone With Glaucoma Go Blind?

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[4] than someone who is diagnosed with glaucoma prior to losing any vision. It’s been estimated that 50% of people with glaucoma

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