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  • Image provided by NeoMedix, manufacturer of Trabectome (www.trabectome.com)
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    Trabectome Surgery and Glaucoma

    Trabectome surgery, a minimally invasive glaucoma procedure, involves the use of an FDA-approved handheld device. The treatment increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye, thereby lowering eye pressure. Learn more about this surgery and important questions to ask your doctor.

    March 18, 2019
  • A gentleman with glaucoma is talking to his pharmacist about two medications
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    Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Costs of your Glaucoma Medications

    If you or someone in your family has glaucoma, the cost of the glaucoma eye drops may be a challenge each month, especially when considering that many people are also taking medications for other chronic diseases. Since glaucoma is generally a lifelong condition, it is essential to identify a long-term strategy for treatment, and financial burden is important to consider. This article provides some tips to help you reduce the financial burden of your glaucoma treatment.

    March 13, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • Photo of a puppy with the peripheral (sides) of the image completely opaque due to glaucoma-related vision loss.
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    How Long Does it Take to Go Blind from Glaucoma?

    How quickly blindness can occur when someone has glaucoma is determined by many factors, including ones that you can control. Learn three important steps that can reduce your risk of going blind from this eye disease.

    February 19, 2019
  • Photo of an elderly man with dementia who has depression
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    Dementia and Depression

    Learn about the relationship between depression and dementia, and about potential treatment options for depression.

    January 7, 2019
  • Photo of a senior woman with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera
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    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.

  • Photo of a senior man with Alzheimer's disease looking directly into the camera.
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    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
  • Vascular Dementia: Illustration of the blood vessels of the brain in a person with vascular dementia
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    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.
  • Image provided by NeoMedix, manufacturer of Trabectome (www.trabectome.com)
    Expert

    Trabectome Surgery and Glaucoma

    Trabectome surgery, a minimally invasive glaucoma procedure, involves the use of an FDA-approved handheld device. The treatment increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye, thereby lowering eye pressure. Learn more about this surgery and important questions to ask your doctor.

    March 18, 2019
  • A gentleman with glaucoma is talking to his pharmacist about two medications
    Expert

    Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Costs of your Glaucoma Medications

    If you or someone in your family has glaucoma, the cost of the glaucoma eye drops may be a challenge each month, especially when considering that many people are also taking medications for other chronic diseases. Since glaucoma is generally a lifelong condition, it is essential to identify a long-term strategy for treatment, and financial burden is important to consider. This article provides some tips to help you reduce the financial burden of your glaucoma treatment.

    March 13, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • Photo of a puppy with the peripheral (sides) of the image completely opaque due to glaucoma-related vision loss.
    Expert

    How Long Does it Take to Go Blind from Glaucoma?

    How quickly blindness can occur when someone has glaucoma is determined by many factors, including ones that you can control. Learn three important steps that can reduce your risk of going blind from this eye disease.

    February 19, 2019
  • Photo of a senior man and a young child who have glaucoma
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    Age and Glaucoma

    Learn why age is one of the major risk factors for both primary open-angle glaucoma and primary angle-closure glaucoma.

    January 14, 2019
  • 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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    Can We Clear Toxic Proteins from the Brain? An Encouraging Breakthrough

    Research by BrightFocus grantee Matthew Campbell, PhD, of Trinity College Dublin, suggests a unique way to help clear the brain of toxic amyloid beta protein, which contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s.
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    Scientists Uncover New Clues About How Macular Degeneration Forms

    An international research team has uncovered some clues to how age-related macular degeneration (AMD) begins, and their findings could lead to new avenues of research and early diagnosis.
  • Alzheimer’s in a Petri Dish

    In what is being hailed a “game changer” for Alzheimer’s research, researchers Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, and Se Hoon Choi, PhD, both BrightFocus grantees, have done the impossible. Together with their colleagues, they have managed to grow human brain cells in a laboratory for use in Alzheimer’s testing.