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  • An eye doctor talking with a patient about open-angle glaucoma treatments
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    Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma

    There are many effective and different treatments for open-angle glaucoma, but the one unifying concept is that all current treatments are designed to lower eye pressure.

    August 5, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • Medical illustration showing a drusen deposit in the retina. Illustration by Bob Morreale, provide courtesy of BrightFocus Foundation.
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    What Causes Macular Drusen?

    Drusen is a German word meaning “geode.” Since they are the defining feature of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it’s important to understand what causes them to form. Understanding these mechanisms may lead to treatments that decrease the risk of disease progression.

    July 29, 2019
  • Illustration of a brain depicting vascular dementia
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    What is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is regarded by some authorities as the second most common dementia in older adults. It is caused by damage to brain cells deprived of blood flow and life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients due to reduced circulation or blockage of the brain’s blood vessels. The subsequent brain damage results in cognition and behavior changes.

    July 8, 2019
  • Illustration of a brain depicting vascular dementia
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    What is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular dementia is regarded by some authorities as the second most common dementia in older adults. It is caused by damage to brain cells deprived of blood flow and life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients due to reduced circulation or blockage of the brain’s blood vessels. The subsequent brain damage results in cognition and behavior changes.

    July 8, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • A physician talking to a patient who has symtpoms of frontotemporal dementia
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    Symptoms of Frontotemporal Dementia

    Frontotemporal dementia is a form of dementia in which behavior and language are first to show dramatic changes, unlike Alzheimer’s disease, which typically begins with memory disturbance.

    June 10, 2019
  • Image of the tau protein accumulating within a brain cell, courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
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    Tau Protein and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Connection?

    Neurofibrillary tangles are insoluble twisted fibers found inside the brain's cells. These tangles consist primarily of a protein called tau. Learn more about the connection of tau to Alzheimer’s disease and current research that is focused on this protein.

    May 6, 2019
  • What happens to your brain during Alzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • A diagram of chromosome 22 showing the location of the TIMP3 gene, which is associated with Sorsby's fundus dystrophy
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    Sorsby’s Fundus Dystrophy

    Learn about the diagnosis and treatment of a rare form of inherited retinal degeneration, called Sorsby’s fundus dystrophy, which can appear similar to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), especially in its early stages.

    June 2, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Medical illustration showing a drusen deposit in the retina. Illustration by Bob Morreale, provide courtesy of BrightFocus Foundation.
    Expert

    What Causes Macular Drusen?

    Drusen is a German word meaning “geode.” Since they are the defining feature of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it’s important to understand what causes them to form. Understanding these mechanisms may lead to treatments that decrease the risk of disease progression.

    July 29, 2019
  • An eye doctor talking with a patient about open-angle glaucoma treatments
    Expert

    Treatments for Open-Angle Glaucoma

    There are many effective and different treatments for open-angle glaucoma, but the one unifying concept is that all current treatments are designed to lower eye pressure.

    August 5, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • A scale with lthe word aser therapy on one side and eye drops on the other.
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    Eye Drops vs. Laser Treatment for Glaucoma

    Learn about the results of a recent clinical trial comparing glaucoma medications and laser therapy for primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

    June 17, 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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