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A new section dedicated to Glaucoma.
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 17, 2024  4 days ago
Glaucoma News: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) stands as the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide among individuals over the age of 55. Despite its prevalence, a cure remains elusive, and the intricacies of its biological mechanisms remain shrouded in mystery. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) has long been identified as a major risk factor, yet a significant portion of glaucoma ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 23, 2024  29 days ago
Glaucoma News: Retinal ischemia is a critical factor in vision-threatening retinal disorders, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Recent research conducted by Aston University in Birmingham-UK, the University of British Columbia in Canada, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, China Medical University, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, and Shin Kong Wu Ho...
Nikhil Prasad  Dec 11, 2023  2 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a pervasive cause of global visual impairment impacting an estimated 80 million individuals, remains a formidable challenge in the realm of public health. Characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve head and subsequent visual field loss, glaucoma is intricately linked to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and steroid-induced ...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 28, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a relentless adversary leading to irreversible blindness, is a global health concern affecting over 80 million diagnosed individuals, with an additional undiagnosed cohort of similar magnitude. Amidst established risk factors such as age, genetics, and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), a paradigm-shifting study from the esteemed Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has spotl...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 25, 2023  3 months ago
A key point of the study finding is that reduced glutathione levels in the aqueous humor of normal-tension glaucoma patients suggests that excessive oxidative stress may contribute to optic nerve damage and RGC loss independently of high IOP in glaucoma!   Glaucoma News: In the realm of eye health, glaucoma stands as a formidable adversary, emerging as a leading cause of irreversible blindnes...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 23, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a chronic and progressive optic neuropathy, is a global public health concern with millions suffering from irreversible blindness. The mainstay of current therapeutic strategies revolves around managing intraocular pressure (IOP), but cases with normal IOP at diagnosis underscore the need for exploring alternative mechanisms contributing to glaucoma pathogenesis. Recent re...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 22, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness affecting around 80 million individuals globally, poses a significant public health challenge. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common form of glaucoma, is characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death, optic nerve degeneration, and progressive visual field loss. While various risk factors have been identified, inc...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 19, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a formidable adversary in the realm of eye diseases, stands as a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Its insidious progression, often unnoticed until advanced stages, poses a substantial public health concern. The underlying pathophysiology of glaucoma involves an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), leading to damage to the ganglion cells of the retina a...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 18, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a formidable group of optic neuropathies with a multifaceted etiology, stands as the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Its impact is profound, characterized by the gradual degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Within this complex disease landscape, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle closure glaucoma (PACG) emerge as predominant clinical forms....
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 11, 2023  3 months ago
Glaucoma News: In the realm of ophthalmology and neurology, groundbreaking research from the University of Naples Federico II, Pineta Grande Hospital, and the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli in Italy has brought forth a paradigm-shifting revelation: Tau proteins, traditionally associated with neurodegenerative disorders, may play a crucial role in glaucoma. This Glaucoma News report delves...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 08, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide, remains a challenging disease to treat effectively. The hallmark of glaucoma is the apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), ultimately leading to glaucomatous optic neuropathy. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the primary risk factor for the development and progression of this condition. Current treatments focus on reducing...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 01, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a neurodegenerative eye disease characterized by the gradual loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and their axons, is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide. The rising global incidence of glaucoma has prompted an urgent need for better diagnostic biomarkers and a deeper understanding of the disease's molecular mechanisms. In recent years, research has ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 31, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: In the realm of medical research, the quest to unravel the mysteries of neurodegenerative diseases continues to yield fascinating insights. Among these conditions, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are ocular neurodegenerative disorders that have been of particular interest. A recent study by researchers from the University of North Texas Health Sc...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 30, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a prevalent and irreversible vision loss disorder, has been a significant concern in public health due to its gradual progression leading to the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and optic nerve axons. The risk factors for glaucoma have long been associated with age and high intraocular pressure (IOP). However, it is crucial to understand that while high IOP is a risk ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 29, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: In an era marked by the relentless challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a groundbreaking Chinese study has uncovered a startling revelation. This COVID-19 News report delves into a study conducted in the Huizhou region, in close collaboration between Huizhou Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University and Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong, that has illuminated an intri...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 28, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a progressive and chronic eye disease characterized by the development of fibrosis in the trabecular meshwork (TM). The extracellular matrix (ECM) within the TM undergoes extensive remodeling and stiffening, mimicking fibrotic changes. This fibrosis in the TM is associated with myofibroblast activation and increased cell contractility, contribut...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 26, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a chronic eye condition characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) leading to optic nerve damage and visual field loss, poses significant challenges for both patients and healthcare providers. While traditional treatment approaches involve a myriad of eye drops, oral medications, and surgeries, a new class of drugs, Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors, has emerged as a ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 24, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that poses a significant threat to vision and quality of life. It is a major public health concern, affecting millions of people worldwide, especially the elderly population. One of the primary risk factors for glaucoma is the chronic elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated IOP results in mechanical stress and reduced blood flow to the o...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 23, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness globally, poses a significant public health challenge. It is estimated that in 2013, 64.3 million people were affected by this disease, with projections suggesting an increase to 76 million in 2020 and a staggering 111.8 million by 2040. Glaucoma encompasses a group of optic neuropathies characterized by the gradual degeneration of...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 22, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a silent thief of sight, is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The prevalence of this condition is on the rise, and it is predicted that over 110 million people will be afflicted by glaucoma by the year 2040. Glaucoma typically progresses silently in its early stages, with symptoms often remaining unnoticed by patients. However, if left untreated, it ca...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 17, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: The optic nerve, a vital component of our visual system, is a complex structure composed of glial cells, blood vessels, and axons that include myelin and axoplasm. In glaucoma, a devastating eye condition, it's crucial to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying optic nerve degeneration, as axonal degeneration typically precedes the death of retinal ganglion cells. This Gl...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 16, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a progressive optic neuropathy, is a leading cause of blindness when left untreated. It is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and primarily affects the elderly. However, recent research has shown that factors beyond IOP, including immunological factors such as heat shock proteins (HSPs), may contribute to the development of the disease. This Glaucoma...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 15, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, often regarded as the leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts, remains a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. It is a multifactorial degenerative optic neuropathy characterized by the loss of retinal ganglion cells and irreversible damage to the visual field. Glaucoma's complexity arises from the interaction of various factors, including genetics, ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a progressive optic neurodegenerative disease, remains a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Central to its pathogenesis is the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), primarily induced by pathologically high intraocular pressure (IOP). A recent study covered in this Glaucoma News report, conducted at Zhejiang University in China has shed new light on the cru...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: The loss of vision resulting from damage to the optic nerve is a major concern for individuals suffering from conditions like glaucoma, traumatic optic neuropathy, or optic neuritis. These conditions can lead to the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and other retinal neurons, ultimately causing irreversible vision impairment and blindness. Understanding the precise mechanisms t...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 12, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma is a complex group of optic neuropathies that lead to irreversible vision loss and blindness, and its prevalence has been on the rise, posing a significant burden to global healthcare systems. In 2020, nearly 118 million people worldwide had glaucoma, and this number is expected to skyrocket to over 600 million by 2040! The disease is characterized by progressive retinal ga...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a group of degenerative diseases affecting the optic nerve, is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. With a prevalence of approximately 3.5% in individuals over the age of 40, glaucoma poses a significant global health challenge. Primary angle-closure glaucoma is especially prevalent among Asian populations, and its early diagnosis and treatment are essent...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a progressive eye disease characterized by optic nerve damage and visual field loss, often leading to irreversible blindness if left untreated. Understanding the intricate mechanisms underlying this condition is crucial for its early diagnosis and effective management. Recent research conducted by the Morsani College of Medicine at the Universit...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a group of optic neuropathies characterized by the progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Despite its significant impact on vision, the exact pathogenesis of glaucoma remains a subject of ongoing research. The absence of early diagnostic markers and targeted therapeutic approaches further compounds...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 07, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, poses a significant public health challenge. Characterized by the progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC), this debilitating eye condition is primarily associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). While controlling IOP remains the cornerstone of glaucoma management, it is evident that many patients conti...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 05, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma stands as a formidable global health challenge, ranking as the foremost cause of irreversible blindness. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) represents a significant risk factor for glaucoma, making it a pivotal modifiable target for glaucoma management. Previous research has illuminated the role of common genetic variants in influencing IOP. However, the contributions of r...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 02, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a group of eye conditions characterized by optic nerve damage and vision loss, is a major global public health concern. Primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) is a predominant form of glaucoma. It poses a significant risk of irreversible blindness if not detected and treated early. Currently, the diagnosis and monitoring of PACG rely heavily on specialized equipment and exp...
Nikhil Prasad  Sep 30, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: In recent groundbreaking news, researchers at the University of California have made an astounding discovery in the realm of eye health. They have successfully manipulated gene regulation to regenerate human retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). This achievement carries immense significance for individuals suffering from optic neuropathies, including glaucoma, which often lead to the death...
Nikhil Prasad  Sep 22, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma is a prevalent eye condition characterized by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) that can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss. It is a major public health concern globally. Statins, a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels in individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease, have been the subject of interest in recent years for their potential impact on glauc...
Nikhil Prasad  Sep 20, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: The ability to perceive the world in three dimensions is a fundamental aspect of human vision. Binocular stereopsis, the ability to see the world in three dimensions, relies on the coordination of visual information from both eyes. This coordination is made possible by the precise growth of nerve cells, known as retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which transmit visual information from t...
Nikhil Prasad  Sep 19, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a devastating eye disease and a leading cause of irreversible blindness, has long stymied medical researchers due to its complex and elusive pathogenesis. Characterized by the gradual deterioration of retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve, glaucoma is a condition with no known cure. However, treatments have been developed to slow its progression, primarily by targetin...

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