Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: 10 Commonly Asked Questions

Laser peripheral iridotomy is the standard first-line treatment in closed angle glaucoma and eyes at risk for this condition. It has been used since 1984 both as treatment and prevention of the disease. 1. What is the angle and what is closed angle glaucoma? The angle is the space between the clear part of the…

Home Eye Safety Month: Cataracts, glaucoma, eye floaters, and night blindness

In this we present our top health stories discussing cataracts, glaucoma, eye floaters, night blindness, and more. Nearly half of eye injuries occur at home, so various health organizations will be raising awareness of the threats you home poses to your vision. The Friends for Sight organization has put together a list of helpful tips…

Metformin May Reduce Glaucoma Risk in Diabetics

Metformin use is associated with a reduced risk of glaucoma development among diabetics. To examine whether the caloric restriction mimetic agent would be linked with a reduced risk of open-angle glaucoma in patients with diabetes, a team of researchers relied on a retrospective cohort of patients aged 40 years or older in a large US…

Eye Surgery Postoperative Instructions

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 1.    You will have mild discomfort following surgery. If you require pain medication we recommend Tylenol every four hours as needed. 2.    If you are wearing a patch following surgery leave in place until our staff removes it at your one day post op visit, unless we tell you otherwise. 3.    For 1‐2…

Vitamin B-3 successfully prevents glaucoma in mice MNT Knowledge Center

Written by Ana Sandoiu There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin B-3 has been proven effective as a treatment in mice. New mouse study shows that treatment with vitamin B-3 is effective against glaucoma….

Top 8 Common Causes Of Glaucoma

The eyeball is filled with an aqueous humor, which generates pressure in the eye in order to give it a shape. This fluid in healthy eyes constantly flows out of and in the eye. It flows back into the blood stream the same as that is created to keep the pressure correct. When the fluid is…