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

How Common Is Glaucoma?

It’s believed that 60-70 million people worldwide have glaucoma. Approximately 3 million people in the United States alone have this condition

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring

Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring by David Richardson, MD | Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Monitoring Can You Monitor Your IOP At Home? It’s clear that accurately...

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