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  • Understanding Glaucoma

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    Glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness, is estimated to affect 1 of every 50 adults. Although glaucoma can occur at any age, the risk of developing the disease increases dramatically after the age of 35. Glaucoma is also more likely to develop in patients who are severely nearsighted, have a family history of the condition, diabetics and Black or African American. This disease often goes unnoticed until permanent vision loss has occurred. Visual damage from glaucoma can be prevented by

  • Glaucoma And Treatment Of Glaucoma

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    Glaucoma Glaucoma is a condition that affects the eyes by causing damage to the optic nerve within the eye and it can worsen over time. It’s generally associated with an increase in pressure inside of the eye. More often than not it’s inherited and may not reveal itself until much later in life. The increase in pressure is known as intraocular pressure and can damage the optic nerve that’s responsible for transmitting images to your brain. Sadly, if you fail to recognise that you’re suffering from

  • Glaucoma Essay

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    Glaucoma Glaucoma is a common and important health problem. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in Western Society (Hoskins & Kass, 1989). It is responsible for ten percent of all blindness in the United States and continues to be the second or third most common cause of blindness in the world (Bunce, Fraser, & Wormald, 1999). It is estimated that two million people in the United States have been diagnosed as having glaucoma. Glaucoma is known to affect about two percent of Caucasians

  • Glaucoma And Closed Angle Glaucoma

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    inhibited, there is a buildup of ocular pressure inside that causes damage, and this is called glaucoma. This condition can be traumatic for the patient as it has no cure. There are two categories that will be discussed in this paper and they are open angle glaucoma and closed angle glaucoma (The glaucoma you may be missing, 2013). Closed Angle Glaucoma Closed angle glaucoma (CAG), or acute glaucoma, stems from a narrowing or blockage through the pupil from the posterior chamber to the anterior

  • A Better Understanding Of Glaucoma

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    understanding of glaucoma, requires assessment of the different components incorporate ,retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), and, and visual function. On the other hand, elevated intraocular pressure, are not only risk factor of glaucoma .RNFL thickness measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a reliable early marker of glaucoma[1,2]. As the pathogenesis of glaucoma involves the degeneration of axons as well as cell bodies and dendrites, The primary site of axonal damage in glaucoma is thought to

  • Diagnosis And Treatment Of Glaucoma

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    Introduction: Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the world, affecting around 2.5 million people in the United States,1 and the incidence is increasing. In 2010, approximately 45 million people were diagnosed with open angle glaucoma in the world and it is estimated that in 2020, these numbers will increase to 59 million in the world with 3.5 million cases in the United States.2 Glaucoma can lead to irreversible blindness in 12.3% of the cases.2 Because vision loss in glaucoma is irreversible

  • Glaucoma Essay

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    Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause blindness by hurting the optic nerve, which is the large nerve that is responsible for vision. In glaucoma, the optic nerve damage is related to a change in the fluid pressure that circulates around the eyeball. In many cases, Glaucoma occurs when the eye's fluid pressure is high, but it can also occur when the pressure is measured as normal. Fluid circulating inside the front portion of the eye is produced by a structure called the ciliary

  • The New Drugs For Glaucoma

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    Time to time there has been development in new drugs for glaucoma. With these new drugs comes new benefits and risks. Glaucoma being the second leading cause of blindness in the world (after cataract) (1) is expected to affect around 11 million people worldwide by 2020 (1). Most of the affected population are greater than 50 years of age, who are also expected to have other health issues. For a clinician, it becomes extremely important to understand the potential side effects of the medications before

  • Screening For Glaucoma

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    Screening for Glaucoma: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement “glaucoma affects approximately 2.5 million Americans and is a leading cause of impaired vision (loss of peripheral vision) and blindness” (Moyer). Glaucoma is a disease the damages the optic nerve in the eye. There are several different types of glaucoma including: Open-angle, normal-tension, closed-angle, and congenital glaucoma. Open-angle is the most common. Even though there is no treatment yet for glaucoma, a person

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Glaucoma

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    disease/pathology glaucoma 3 is a disease that leads to vision loss. This vision loss is due to an increase in intraocular pressure due to a greater secretion rate of aqueous humor than the drainage rate in the chambers in the eye.This increased intraocular pressure builds up in the eye leading to damage of nerve fibers and blood vessels, damaging the optical nerve. the two main types of glaucoma are open angle glaucoma (a slow build up in blockage) and angle closure glaucoma ( rapid/sudden blockage)