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...

FIRST MY GRANDMOTHER, NOW MY MOM

FIRST MY GRANDMOTHER, NOW MY MOM, AND MAYBE ME: A GLAUCOMA WAKE-UP CALL By Nneka Samuel I had never heard of singer August Alsina until he revealed his harrowing battle to save his vision. The singer recently had surgery to preserve his eyesight from an undisclosed...

Diabetes Drug Lowers Glaucoma Risk: Study

The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug,...
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