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an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)

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For this glaucoma treatment market research, the glaucoma pharmaceuticals are segmented into two classes namely prostaglandins analogues (PGAs) and Non PGAs that include beta blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and alpha agonists.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, especially in elderly people.
IOP currently considered as "Risk Factor" for glaucoma along with other reasons including racial ancestry, family history, high myopia and age.
Glaucoma medication, or surgical treatment when necessary, can slow the progression of the disease by reducing the elevated eye pressure often present in glaucoma, in order to prevent damage to the optic nerve.
The most common form of glaucoma is chronic open angle glaucoma.
Glaucoma occurs in about three per cent of the global population and is the second leading cause of blindness in many developed countries.
6 percent, were away from glaucoma, an extra 73 had unilateral glaucoma (glaucoma in one eye) as compared to those 64 who had bilateral glaucoma (glaucoma in both eyes).
Acute glaucoma is more common in women than in men.
In one study, glaucoma patients who walked briskly four times per week for 40 minutes lowered the pressure within their eyes enough so they could stop taking their glaucoma medication.
Am I a candidate for glaucoma surgery, and if so, what kind?
WuDunn: Basically, normal tension glaucoma is treated not very differently than regular glaucoma in that we try to lower the intraocular pressure.
Sir, - June 9 - 15 is Glaucoma Awareness Week (also known as 'Frog' Week - For a Relief of Glaucoma).
By the year 2000, there will be 66,800,000 people worldwide with glaucoma.
In glaucoma, pressure buildup in the eyeball can lead to blindness by disabling the nerves in the back of the eye that send images to the brain.
One in every 30 people people 40 and older, or between 2 million and 3 million Americans, develop glaucoma, a group of diseases usually associated with increased pressure within the eye.