Glaucoma

Regular Exercise Might Reduces Glaucoma Risk

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

According to new research, moderate intensity exercise, like jogging or brisk walking, might reduce the risk of developing glaucoma. In glaucoma, the optic nerve of the eye gets damaged, leading to vision loss. There are many different types of glaucoma, the most common being open-angle glaucoma. This condition is marked by increased eye pressure. Glaucoma […]

New Eye Test Diagnoses Glaucoma Early

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A new eye test can detect the earliest signs of glaucoma, and this in turn will allow doctors to start treatment early. It is estimated that nearly 60 million individuals in the world are living with glaucoma. One patient in every ten suffers complete sight loss in his both eyes. Detecting the disease early would […]

Increasing Green Vegetables Intake May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Consuming green leafy vegetables on a daily basis might lower the risk to glaucoma by as much as 20 percent over a period of many years, according to a new study. A severe disease of the eye, Glaucoma is marked by increased fluid pressure within the eye. Generally, a patient has glaucoma in both eyes. […]

Glaucoma patients may lose eyesight by sleeping on one side

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A South Korean study suggests that glaucoma patients may lose their visual field (VF) in the lower eye if they sleep on one side. The researchers behind this study were led by Ki Ho Park from the Seoul National University Hospital. According to the research team, this link between VF loss and sleeping position may […]

Patients taking glaucoma medications regularly may have reduced risk for early death.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

HealthDay (2/8, Edelson) reported, “People who take medication to treat glaucoma appear to outlive those who don’t treat the eye disease,” according to a study published in the February issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. In a study of “21,506 people with glaucoma or suspected glaucoma,” researchers found that patients “who regularly took glaucoma medications […]