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  • An ophthalmologist permorning microstent eye surgery
    Expert

    Update on The CyPass® Micro-Stent

    In 2018, the manufacturers of the CyPass micro-stent decided to voluntarily remove it from the market. Learn why they took this step, and what you should do if you have already had the CyPass micro-stent procedure.

    November 9, 2018
  • Photo of a senior woman with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera
    Expert

    Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

    Learn about the roles that one’s sex (determined by genes and chromosomes), and gender (social role and preferred orientation) play in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s in women. We examine how they may impact the course of the disease.

    November 5, 2018
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • A man having blurry vision as a side effect of laser iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma
    Expert

    Side Effects of Laser Iridotomy

    This article discusses some of the potential short-term and longer-lasting side effects of a glaucoma treatment called laser iridotomy.

    October 15, 2018
  • Photo of a senior man with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera.
    Expert

    Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

    Learn about the roles that one’s sex (determined by genes and chromosomes), and gender (social role and preferred orientation) play in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in men. We examine how they may impact the course of the disease.

    September 4, 2018
  • Photo of a senior woman with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera
    Expert

    Alzheimer’s Disease in Women

    Learn about the roles that one’s sex (determined by genes and chromosomes), and gender (social role and preferred orientation) play in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s in women. We examine how they may impact the course of the disease.

    November 5, 2018
  • Photo of a senior man with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera.
    Expert

    Alzheimer’s Disease in Men

    Learn about the roles that one’s sex (determined by genes and chromosomes), and gender (social role and preferred orientation) play in the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in men. We examine how they may impact the course of the disease.

    September 4, 2018
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Vascular Dementia: Illustration of the blood vessels of the brain in a person with vascular dementia
    Expert

    Treatment of Vascular Dementia

    Learn about the treatment options for vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) a term that includes the spectrum from mild cognitive changes to severe dementia.

    September 10, 2018
  • What happens to your brain duringAlzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • A researcher in the lab working on new treatments for macular degeneration.
    Expert

    Update on the AMD Drug Pipeline

    Currently, many patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) require monthly injections into the eye to preserve their vision. Those with advanced dry AMD, also called geographic atrophy (GA), have no effective treatments available to them. Fortunately, AMD research and drug developments are advancing rapidly to bring patients better treatments.

    August 31, 2018
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • An ophthalmologist permorning microstent eye surgery
    Expert

    Update on The CyPass® Micro-Stent

    In 2018, the manufacturers of the CyPass micro-stent decided to voluntarily remove it from the market. Learn why they took this step, and what you should do if you have already had the CyPass micro-stent procedure.

    November 9, 2018
  • A man having blurry vision as a side effect of laser iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma
    Expert

    Side Effects of Laser Iridotomy

    This article discusses some of the potential short-term and longer-lasting side effects of a glaucoma treatment called laser iridotomy.

    October 15, 2018
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Man experiencing a headache from symptoms related to glaucoma.
    Expert

    Does Glaucoma Cause Headaches?

    Since glaucoma does not have symptoms until late stages of the disease—as when central vision is affected—it is often called the “silent thief of sight.” However, there are certain forms of glaucoma that can cause headaches.

    September 17, 2018
  • Illustration showing pressure developing inside the eye of someone who has glaucoma.
    Expert

    Glaucoma and Eye Pressure

    When people hear the word “glaucoma,” many of them connect the eye disease with elevated eye pressures. However, the relationship between glaucoma and eye pressure is complicated and has changed over time.

    August 13, 2018
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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