Glaucoma Articles

This is the place for the latest information about our work here at Glaucoma Research Foundation and for current events in the world of eye health. All breakthroughs and insights are made possible through the dedication of researchers, and through the continued financial support and active involvement of the community.

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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.
Focus On Eye Health In The New Year (January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month)

Focus On Eye Health in the New Year (January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month)

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You may be familiar with the expression: knowledge is power. That’s true, but it’s what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.
2021 Research Progress Report: Catalyst For A Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

2021 Research Progress Report: Catalyst for a Cure Vision Restoration Initiative

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Since 2019, the Catalyst for a Cure scientists have been working together in search of innovative ways to replace, repair, and protect neuronal elements of the eye-to-brain connection that can be damaged by glaucoma.
Life With Glaucoma (A Guide For Patients And Their Loved Ones)

Life with Glaucoma (A Guide for Patients and Their Loved Ones)

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Receiving a glaucoma diagnosis can be frightening. While people living with glaucoma may have to make adjustments, you don’t have to limit your life because of glaucoma.
Comprensión De Su Diagnóstico De Glaucoma

Comprensión de su diagnóstico de glaucoma

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Al diagnóstico de glaucoma se llega cuando su oftalmólogo observa un tipo particular de daño en el nervio óptico, conocido como excavación. El hallazgo de este diagnóstico puede tener lugar con o sin presión intraocular elevada.
Researcher Spotlight: Derek Welsbie, Md, Phd

Researcher Spotlight: Derek Welsbie, MD, PhD

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Dr. Derek Welsbie’s patients know him as a skilled and compassionate glaucoma doctor. They may not know that he is also a dedicated researcher focused on restoring vision in glaucoma patients.
Pat Caulfield’S Personal Story

Pat Caulfield’s Personal Story

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Pat Caulfield was an award-winning designer in the Baltimore area. Then, when glaucoma robbed her of vision, she had to walk away from it all.
Diabetes And Your Eyesight

Diabetes and Your Eyesight

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Diabetes is a complex disease resulting from the inability of the body to produce insulin, a hormone that takes sugar out of the blood and into cells where it can be used for energy.
La Diabetes Y La Vista

La diabetes y la vista

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La diabetes es una enfermedad compleja ocasionada por la incapacidad del cuerpo para producir insulina, una hormona que elimina el azúcar de la sangre y lo transporta a las células, donde puede usarse para obtener energía.
Imaging Of The Optic Nerve: What Is It And Why Is It Needed?

Imaging of the Optic Nerve: What is it and why is it needed?

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Glaucoma specialists take pictures of the optic nerve in order to measure damage to this important cable that connects your eye to your brain.
Imágenes Del Nervio Óptico: ¿Qué Es Y Por Qué Es Necesario?

Imágenes del nervio óptico: ¿Qué es y por qué es necesario?

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Los especialistas en glaucoma toman imágenes del nervio óptico para medir el daño a este importante cable que conecta el ojo con el cerebro.
Laser Iridotomy And Narrow Angles

Laser Iridotomy and Narrow Angles

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Question: My eye doctor wants to perform a laser iridotomy on my eye because I have narrow angles. I don’t have glaucoma, so why do I need to have this procedure done?
Iridotomía Láser Y Ángulos Estrechos

Iridotomía láser y ángulos estrechos

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Mi oftalmólogo quiere realizarme una iridotomía láser en el ojo porque tengo ángulos estrechos. No tengo glaucoma, entonces, ¿por qué debo realizarme este procedimiento?
How Glaucoma Affects The Optic Nerve

How Glaucoma Affects the Optic Nerve

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The optic nerve is the part of the eye that gets injured when someone has glaucoma. Your doctor will examine your optic nerve as part of a complete eye examination.
Cómo Afecta Glaucoma Al Nervio Óptico

Cómo afecta glaucoma al nervio óptico

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El nervio óptico es la parte del ojo que transporta información visual desde el ojo hasta el cerebro. Está ubicado en la parte posterior del ojo, justo del lado de la nariz del centro. También es la parte del ojo que se lesiona cuando alguien tiene glaucoma.
Optic Nerve Cupping

Optic Nerve Cupping

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Both people with and without optic nerve damage have optic nerve cupping, although those with glaucoma tend to have a greater cup-to-disc ratio.
Excavación Del Nervio Óptico

Excavación del nervio óptico

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Tanto las personas con daño en el nervio óptico como las que no lo tienen, presentan excavación del nervio óptico, aunque aquellas con glaucoma tienden a mostrar una mayor proporción copa-disco. Por lo general, se considera que una proporción de copa a disco mayor que seis décimos es sospechosa de glaucoma.
Formas Raras De Glaucoma

Formas raras de glaucoma

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Aunque glaucoma primario de ángulo abierto es el tipo más común de glaucoma, existen muchos otros tipos de trastornos oculares que se encuentran dentro del espectro del glaucoma.
Understand Your Glaucoma Diagnosis

Understand Your Glaucoma Diagnosis

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The diagnosis of glaucoma is made when your eye doctor notices a particular type of damage in the optic nerve known as cupping. This diagnostic finding can occur with or without high intraocular pressure.
Glaucoma Traumático

Glaucoma traumático

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Glaucoma traumático es cualquier glaucoma provocado por una lesión en el ojo. Este tipo de glaucoma puede ocurrir tanto inmediatamente después de una lesión en el ojo como años después.
What Is A Visual Field Test?

What is a Visual Field Test?

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If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, chances are, you will have taken several visual field tests.
¿Qué Es Una Prueba De Campo Visual?

¿Qué es una prueba de campo visual?

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Si se le ha diagnosticado glaucoma, es probable que se le hayan realizado varias pruebas de campo visual.