Glaucoma Awareness

UCI-led study shows repeated stress accelerates aging of the eye

According to investigators, retinal aging caused by stress produces symptoms similar to those resulting from natural aging.

Poor sleep quality may be linked to increased risk of irreversible sight loss

According to investigators, findings may underscore the need for sleep therapy in patients at risk for glaucoma, and frequent eye checkups for patients who are poor sleepers.

Catalyst For A Cure initiative promoting prevention, cure for neurodegeneration

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, the collaborative research program will explore some of the common characteristics of glaucoma, Alzheimer’s.

NIH backing first-in-class engineered mechanosensitive channel based gene therapy for glaucoma

October 09, 2022

Nanoscope Technologies LLC announced this week it has received Direct Phase II SBIR grant from National Institutes of Health for developing an innovative approach to autonomously regulate pressure for treatment of Glaucoma in a gene-agnostic manner.

AAO: Strong link found between normal-tension glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease

October 01, 2022

In a poster presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Chicago, Yu-Yen Chen, MD, PhD, noted that patients diagnosed with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared with those without NTG.

The need for precision management in glaucoma moves field forward

September 28, 2022

Genotyping and artificial intelligence are together starting to predict the progression of glaucoma in individual patients, sparing them from suboptimal treatments and adverse effects. Recent research efforts are exploring modifiable risk factors such as caffeine consumption.

Study focuses on technology to unveil optical texture and trajectories of the axonal fiber bundles on retina

September 12, 2022

A research team led by the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Clinical Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, with collaborators from the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and local and international partners, have developed a new technology ROTA to unveil the optical texture and trajectories of the axonal fiber bundles on the retina.