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Is Glaucoma Hereditary

Understanding the Hereditary Nature of Glaucoma Glaucoma is a serious eye condition affecting millions worldwide, yet it remains widely misunderstood and often undiagnosed until irreversible damage has occurred. As a leading cause of blindness, glaucoma poses a significant threat...

February 20, 2024
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Cataracts vs. Glaucoma: Understanding the Differences

Cataracts and glaucoma are two common eye conditions that can affect vision and quality of life. While both conditions can lead to vision loss if left untreated, they have distinct causes and require different approaches to diagnosis and treatment....

November 08, 2023
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Advances in Eye Care, Getting Care

Can Glaucoma “Go Away”?

Glaucoma is a chronic eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because it typically progresses gradually and without noticeable symptoms until significant vision loss occurs. Given the nature...

September 20, 2023
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Eye and Ear Health, Getting Care

Can Stress Cause Glaucoma?

Stress affects everyone at some point or another. You may notice your stress levels rising when you’re under a lot of pressure or in an overwhelming situation. While stress isn’t always a bad thing, it can have a physical...

April 12, 2022
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Tired of Glaucoma Eye Drops? Check out Durysta!

Do you have Glaucoma? If you’re someone that can’t tolerate the side effects of the topical medications or are having trouble administering your own eye drops, Durysta might be right for you! What is Durysta? Durysta is a new injectable...

February 16, 2022
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Laser Treatment For Glaucoma Is Fast, Painless and Effective

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects over 3 million Americans in which the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. This rise in pressure can lead to vision loss, or even blindness.  Early on,...

February 11, 2022
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Canaloplasty: A Closer Look at This Advanced Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve. It is usually tied to abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP). Since the optic nerve is responsible for delivering images to your brain, damage can lead to irreversible vision loss...

February 03, 2022
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