Lifestyle behaviors can increase risk of glaucoma

by: Dr. Frederick Ho, For FLORIDA TODAY Glaucoma is a sight-threatening disease affecting the optic nerve — the direct connection between each eye and the brain. As the optic nerves deteriorate, so does vision. In its early stages, glaucoma causes areas of blind spots...

The regular eye tests that could save your sight

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing optic nerve damage. The optic nerve carries images from the retina, which is the specialized light sensing tissue, to the brain so we can see. In glaucoma, eye pressure plays a role in damaging the delicate nerve fibers of...

Glaucoma linked with sleep disruption

Retinal nerve cells damaged by glaucoma may affect the sleep quality of patients, according to findings from new research published this week (April 6). The researchers believe that their work adds to the body evidence which shows glaucoma is linked with disrupted...
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