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Tips, insights, and expert advice to help you manage brain and eye disease.

Our tools will help you understand and manage symptoms, treatment, and prevention of these diseases.

With the constant innovation and development of apps (short for "applications" of software that perform a specific task), the ability to download some of the latest apps on a mobile device can make a big difference in daily life. In this article, we will focus on two apps developed for low vision users of Apple products.

Aug 31, 2021

There are a number of important questions that should be discussed with your eye doctor before beginning glaucoma treatment. This article discusses the main findings of the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study and how it may help you and your eye doctor decide if beginning treatment is the right decision for you.

Aug 31, 2021

Learn how age, family history, ethnicity, gender and eye anatomy are related to the risk of developing primary angle-closure glaucoma.

Aug 30, 2021

Learn about the most common type of glaucoma that accounts for 70 - 90 percent of all cases.

Aug 27, 2021

African Americans and Hispanics are at increased risk of developing glaucoma. Find out why and learn about important steps that can prevent vision loss from this eye disease.

Aug 25, 2021
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The most common treatments for glaucoma are eye drops and, rarely, pills. If you are using these medications. be aware of their purpose and potential side effects, which should be explained by a medical professional.

Aug 25, 2021

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.

Aug 25, 2021
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Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that lead to damage of the optic nerve (the bundle of nerve fibers that carries information from the eye to the brain), which can then lead to vision loss and possibly blindness. Optic nerve damage usually occurs in the presence of high eye pressure; however, it can occur with normal or even less than normal eye pressure. Read the answers to the most frequently asked question about this eye disease.

Aug 25, 2021

When people with glaucoma are diagnosed and treated at an early stage, many will not lose significant vision. Unfortunately, some will develop low vision. This article explores what that is, how low-vision specialists perform an evaluation, and provides helpful tips on low- and high-tech devices that can help a person use their remaining vision most effectively.

Aug 25, 2021

People with diabetes are at risk for several types of glaucoma. This article provides helpful information on prevention strategies and treatment options.

Aug 24, 2021