Glaucoma

Gene editing method could prevent glaucoma

Gene editing method could prevent glaucoma

Researchers found that removing the mutated protein by disrupting the mutant myociln results in lowered intraocular pressure, which in turn prevents glaucomatous damage to the eye.

Oct 03, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers idendified a marker of damage to cells in the eye which could be used to monitor progression of glaucoma and the effectiveness of the treatment.

May 07, 2017, 00:28 AM IST
This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

Since blood sugar can be measured with tears, many attempts have been made to monitor diabetes with contact lenses. However, their biggest drawback has been poor wearability.

May 05, 2017, 23:19 PM IST
New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

Glaucoma affects an estimated 60 million people in the world, with one in 10 suffering total sight loss in both the eyes.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. 

Mar 20, 2017, 09:12 AM IST
Telangana Governor calls for creating awareness about glaucoma

Telangana Governor calls for creating awareness about glaucoma

Currently, in India, every 8th individual, or nearly 40 million aged 40 years or older, either has glaucoma or is at risk of developing the disease, the release said.

Mar 12, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

A new non-invasive retinal imaging technique has been developed by researchers that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma.

Jan 04, 2017, 00:23 AM IST

Stem cells injection could ward off glaucoma

The influx of cells regenerated the tiny, delicate patch of tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, which serves as a drain for the eyes to avoid fluid buildup.

Jul 27, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

Sleep apnea patients at glaucoma risk

Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure, resulting in a restricted visual field.

Jul 24, 2016, 11:40 AM IST