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What Does The Future Hold For Glaucoma Research And Treatment?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 21:55

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Hundreds of laboratories and clinical investigators around the world are searching for the causes of glaucoma as well as for better ways to treat it. In recent years, these researchers have given us:

  • A better understanding of the different types of glaucoma
  • Improved detection methods
  • Computerized visual field testing
  • New and innovative laser and conventional surgical techniques

 

Before glaucoma can ever be prevented and cured, more research is needed to determine why eye pressure climbs and what makes the optic nerve susceptible to eye pressure.

Many of the most important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma have come out of clinical studies. If you have glaucoma, you may wish to consider joining a clinical study. Your doctor can provide more information.

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