Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP). […] Read more »

Hormone replacement therapy linked to reduced glaucoma risk

Using a large, nationwide health care claims database including more than 150,000 women age 50 or older, investigators evaluated the association between different classes of postmenopausal hormone therapies and development of primary open-angle glaucoma. Subjects were in the plan for at least four years had at least two visits to […] Read more »

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk for Exfoliation Glaucoma

Miriam E. Tucker | March 04, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC — High folate intake is associated with a reduced risk for exfoliation glaucoma, according to an analysis of data from 2 large prospective cohort studies. “Normalizing folate levels by eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk […] Read more »

How You Sleep Can Affect Your Vision if You Have Glaucoma

Which way do you sleep? Face down in the pillow? Flat on your back? On your side? A recent study reported in the December 2013 edition of the American Journal of Opthalmology investigated the relationship between sleeping position and vision degradation in normal tension and open angle glaucoma patients. Of […] Read more »