~Glaucoma and Sleep~ Research indicates that sleep problems can be a contributing factor to glaucoma progression. Did you know that people with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) are more likely to develop glaucoma than those who do not have this sleep disorder? According to some studies, people suffering from OSAS, which is characterized by episodes of paused and shallow
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The Role of Senior Living Managers in Promoting Better Vision Care
~The Role of Senior Living Managers in Promoting Better Vision Care~ Many people consider vision problems as a natural part of the aging process. However, older adults can actually avoid any permanent damage if they get assistance immediately. The CDC points out that eye healthcare practices are increasingly important now that six million older adults aged 45 and above have
Doctor, I Have a Question. When might optic nerve regeneration and vision restoration be a reality for glaucoma patients?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. When might optic nerve regeneration and vision restoration be a reality for glaucoma patients?~ Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_5207" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Thomas V. Johnson III, MD, PHD[/caption] Over the past 10 years, we have been working hard on the long road to find cures for glaucoma patients who have already sustained severe and permanent damage
Doctor, I Have a Question. Are visual field tests reliable? What can a patient do to help ensure the quality of the test?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. Are visual field tests reliable? What can a patient do to help ensure the quality of the test?~ Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_5200" align="aligncenter" width="176"] Gustavo De Moraes, MD, PhD, MPH[/caption] Pressure checks, imaging, and visual field tests are all important components for how we monitor glaucoma. Standard Automated Perimetry (SAP), the visual field test,
Living With Glaucoma Series – Meet Greg Alter
~Living With Glaucoma Series – Meet Greg Alter~ [caption id="attachment_5064" align="aligncenter" width="311"] Greg and Lela[/caption] After 26 challenging years, most recently losing all his vision in one eye, Greg Alter believes that people who live with glaucoma shouldn’t give up. He has hope, he says, that one day soon lost vision can be restored and people with glaucoma will get
Doctor, I Have a Question. I was just diagnosed. What are my treatment options today?
~Doctor, I Have a Question. I was just diagnosed. What are my treatment options today?~ Question answered by: [caption id="attachment_1546" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA, FAAO[/caption] Traditionally, people always thought of glaucoma treatment as eyedrops. Today there are a lot more options that we can offer to our patients. That’s why an early and accurate diagnosis is so
The Third Annual TGF Art Challenge to Celebrate Vision
TGF invites you and your family, anyone who makes art, and everyone who appreciates vision to join us in raising money for sight-saving research! [embed]https://youtu.be/vv9-Fo7P_uw[/embed] The TGF Art Challenge is about vision, for vision. Amateur artists, professional artists, young artists! Share a digital copy of your artwork with us, your friends, family, colleagues, and thousands of other viewers. From August 16
TGF & Glaucoma Physician Symposium Partnership
The Glaucoma Foundation is pleased to announce our partnership with the Glaucoma Physician Symposium being held on August 6. The Glaucoma Physician Symposium is a 1-day meeting focused on the latest discussion topics and questions surrounding glaucoma diagnosis and treatment. This CME-accredited, digital conference features live panel discussions throughout six sessions, led by the top glaucoma experts from around the country. Register for free
Study: Black patients six times more likely to have advanced vision loss after glaucoma diagnosis than white patients
Black patients have a dramatically higher risk of advanced vision loss after a new diagnosis of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) when compared to white patients, according to a new study from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). The work, published July 25 in Translational Vision Science and Technology, shows that being of African heritage is an
How To Help A Loved One With Glaucoma Adjust To Their New Normal
~How To Help A Loved One With Glaucoma Adjust To Their New Normal~ People with glaucoma typically experience no symptoms before damage is already done. However, those with acute angle-closure glaucoma may have to learn to live with headaches, nausea, halos, eye redness, eye pain, and blurred vision. This can be a devastating life change, and one that takes