Glaucoma Articles

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Should You Be Using Marijuana To Treat Your Glaucoma?

Should You Be Using Marijuana to Treat Your Glaucoma?

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As marijuana use becomes more accepted and increasingly legalized, glaucoma patients have questions about its effectiveness as a viable treatment option.
Laser Iridotomy: Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Iridotomy: Frequently Asked Questions

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Laser peripheral iridotomy is the standard first-line treatment in closed-angle glaucoma and eyes at risk for this condition.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, or SLT, is a form of laser surgery that is used to lower intraocular pressure in glaucoma.
Glaucoma Can Strike At All Ages, Even Newborn Babies

Glaucoma Can Strike At All Ages, Even Newborn Babies

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Primary congenital glaucoma is the most common hereditary childhood glaucoma and an important cause of childhood blindness.
What You Can Do To Manage Your Glaucoma

What You Can Do to Manage Your Glaucoma

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By getting informed, making healthy choices, and keeping organized, you can establish a health routine that works for you.
Dry Eyes And Glaucoma: Double Trouble

Dry Eyes and Glaucoma: Double Trouble

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Dry Eye Syndrome and glaucoma commonly occur together. Patients may have irksome symptoms, but might not associate them with dry eye syndrome.
Tips For Traveling With Glaucoma Medications

Tips for Traveling with Glaucoma Medications

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Are you planning a vacation? If so, here are some tips for traveling with your glaucoma medications.
Incisional Surgery For Glaucoma

Incisional Surgery for Glaucoma

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When medicines and laser surgeries do not lower eye pressure adequately, doctors may recommend a procedure called filtering surgery (also called incisional surgery).
Migs: The New Age Of Glaucoma Surgery

MIGS: The New Age of Glaucoma Surgery

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Over the past 5-10 years there has been a revolution in glaucoma surgery, specifically Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, commonly called MIGS.
When You Have Cataracts And Glaucoma

When You Have Cataracts and Glaucoma

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Cataracts may naturally coexist with glaucoma, have a causative effect on glaucoma, and/or may even be a result of glaucoma surgery.
Glaucoma Medications And Their Side Effects

Glaucoma Medications and their Side Effects

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A variety of options are available to treat glaucoma. These include eye drops, laser procedures, and surgery. All are intended to decrease eye pressure and, thereby, protect the optic nerve.
Gonioscopy: What Is It And Why Is It Needed?

Gonioscopy: What Is It And Why Is It Needed?

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Part of a complete glaucoma eye exam, gonioscopy is a test performed by an eye doctor to evaluate the internal drainage system of the eye.
The Future Of Virtual Reality Visual Field Testing

The Future of Virtual Reality Visual Field Testing

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The future of Virtual Reality-based visual field testing is bright.
7 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Glaucoma Doctor Visit

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Glaucoma Doctor Visit

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As glaucoma patients, a basic understanding of glaucoma and its treatment is helpful to prepare for eye doctor visits.
Home Iop Measurements: What They Can Tell Us

Home IOP Measurements: What they can tell us

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Understanding how your IOP changes over time can help you and your doctor feel confident that your glaucoma treatment is working effectively.
Personal Story: Amanda Eddy

Personal Story: Amanda Eddy

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Amanda Eddy doesn’t know what it’s like to have normal vision. She was born with glaucoma.
Glaucoma Facts And Stats

Glaucoma Facts and Stats

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Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease. Often, people don’t realize the severity or who is affected.
Symptoms Of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Symptoms of Open-Angle Glaucoma

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Learn about the early warning signs and the symptoms of open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease.
Glaucoma Risk Increases In Families: Spread The Word

Glaucoma Risk Increases in Families: Spread the Word

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One way to reduce vision loss from glaucoma is to make sure your family members understand that they are at increased risk — if you have glaucoma.
Are You At Risk For Glaucoma?

Are You at Risk For Glaucoma?

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Everyone is at risk for glaucoma. However, certain groups are at higher risk than others.
How Do We See?

How Do We See?

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Learn how light travels through the eye and how the visual system allows you to see and experience the world around you.
Blood Pressure And Glaucoma: Questions And Answers

Blood Pressure and Glaucoma: Questions and Answers

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Dr. Cantor discusses how blood pressure is related to glaucoma and explains the treatment possibilities available to optimize eye health.
Are You An Open-Angle Glaucoma Suspect?

Are You an Open-Angle Glaucoma Suspect?

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If you’ve been told you are a glaucoma suspect, you’re in good company — there are several million glaucoma suspects in the USA.
Be Prepared: Understanding Glaucoma Risk Factors

Be Prepared: Understanding Glaucoma Risk Factors

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Glaucoma risk factors can include age, family history, and ethnicity.
5 Helpful Tips For College Students With Glaucoma

5 Helpful Tips for College Students with Glaucoma

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Jasmyn Polite was diagnosed with glaucoma at age 9. Now as a college student she has advice for other young people with glaucoma.