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  • normal tension glaucoma
  • Normal tension glaucoma is in many cases closely associated with general issues of blood circulation and of organ perfusion like arterial hypotension, metabolic syndrome , and Flammer syndrome . (wikipedia.org)
  • The pillar of the current understanding of normal tension glaucoma is a reduced IOP tolerance of the retinal ganglion cells and the cells in the optic nerve head - an IOP of, for example, 17 or 19 mm Hg that would not affect a healthy eye leads to damage in the eye of an NTG patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many patients, normal tension glaucoma is common in individuals with a generalized reduced perfusion of organs and certain body tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flammer syndrome has been attributed to increase the likelihood of ganglion cell damage in normal tension glaucoma patients with disc hemorrhages as a characteristic clinical sign. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since NTG is closely linked to vascular irregularities, a medical check-up by a general practitioner or a specialist in internal medicine is widely recommended in cases of newly diagnosed normal tension glaucoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • In normal-tension glaucoma, your optic nerve becomes damaged even though your eye pressure is within the normal range. (mayoclinic.org)
  • optic nerve
  • When the pressure inside a person's eye is too high for a particular optic nerve, whatever that pressure measurement may be, glaucoma will develop. (aoa.org)
  • Another theory about the cause of this type of glaucoma is that there is poor blood flow (perfusion) to the optic nerve. (aoa.org)
  • While tonometry , the measuring of IOP and thus a classical instrument in the diagnosis of glaucoma, is not helpful, ophthalmoscopy leads to the diagnosis by showing typical glaucomatous damage, primarily at the optic nerve head, in the absence of elevated IOP. (wikipedia.org)
  • Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is vital to good vision. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Judith Smith, now 71, was at a routine appointment several years ago with her longtime ophthalmologist when the doctor made a comment that her right eye looked a little suspicious for glaucoma, an incurable disease that occurs when the optic nerve is damaged by pressure building inside the eye. (news-medical.net)
  • Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve . (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Stem cells may have the potential to protect the optic nerve from further damage and slow the progression of vision loss due to glaucoma. (newswise.com)
  • symptoms
  • A thorough optometry exam includes checking for symptoms of glaucoma. (imatrixbase.com)
  • The signs and symptoms of glaucoma vary depending on the type and stage of your condition. (mayoclinic.org)
  • More than 30 vision-specific PRO measures have been developed in the context of glaucoma and can be classified in three categories: PROs addressing functional status related to vision, PROs addressing overall QoL, and PROs assessing other factors related to disease and treatment (i.e., symptoms, side effects, adherence, satisfaction, and self-efficacy). (hindawi.com)
  • African Americans
  • In African Americans, the incidence of glaucoma is about double if not triple that of what we see in the Caucasian community. (aoa.org)
  • Ethnic background - East Asians, African Americans, and those of Hispanic descent have a higher risk of developing glaucoma, compared with Caucasians. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • secondary
  • Secondary Glaucoma can result from a variety of other conditions such as an eye injury or inflammation, eye surgery complications, diabetes and the use of certain medications. (cnib.ca)
  • Diabetes
  • And more importantly, we educate the caregivers, not just for glaucoma, but diabetes and macular degeneration, as well. (aoa.org)
  • optometrist
  • Chief of Optometry at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS) in Brooklyn, Dr. Fingeret became the first and only optometrist appointed to the board of directors of The Glaucoma Foundation where he continues his life's work of research and collaboration into finding a cure. (aoa.org)
  • 2018
  • A drug used to treat altitude sickness -- as well as glaucoma, epilepsy, heart failure and seizures -- may also offer significant gains for patients with a fast-growing brain tumor known as glioblastoma, according to a study published July 4, 2018, in the journal Science Translational Medicine. (news-medical.net)
  • Treatment
  • Loss of vision in glaucoma is permanent, but with early treatment, the damage to vision can be minimized. (wellness.com)
  • Glaucoma can be treated with medication, laser treatment or surgery. (visionaustralia.org.au)
  • In an effort to determine whether marijuana, or drugs derived from marijuana, might be effective as a glaucoma treatment, the National Eye Institute (NEI) supported research studies beginning in 1978. (conservapedia.com)
  • The number of significant side effects generated by long-term oral use of marijuana or long-term inhalation of marijuana smoke make marijuana a poor choice in the treatment of glaucoma. (conservapedia.com)
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation, a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for glaucoma, today announced a team of neuroscience researchers, led by Adriana Di Polo, PhD, at University of Montreal, have made a major breakthrough in the treatment of glaucoma. (news-medical.net)
  • Eyedrops are a common and effective treatment for glaucoma. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The concept of quality of life is not unknown to the glaucoma culture if we recall that the European Glaucoma Society Guidelines state "the goal of glaucoma treatment is to maintain the patient's visual function and related quality of life (QoL), at a sustainable cost. (hindawi.com)
  • For her research project seeking a new treatment to restore vision in glaucoma patients, Adriana Di Polo, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the University of Montreal, was awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research. (newswise.com)
  • stages
  • If glaucoma is untreated it could advance to later stages where central vision narrows to 'tunnel' vision, or it may result in complete loss of vision. (cnib.ca)