There will be no loud statements that ophthalmology has high hopes for marijuana. But we will not deny some effect on intraocular pressure in glaucoma. For more details read on!
According to a statistic, there is a 20% probability that you have glaucoma if you are over 65. Older than 70 - 30%. Older than 85 - 40% However, there are specific ethnic groupings where the likelihood is higher. African-Americans, Russian Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, and other Eastern Europeans need routine check-ups because they are at a higher risk.
Glaucoma is an eye disease where the damage of the optic nerve takes place, casing high intraocular pressure. It is important to do a comprehensive eye exam every year to catch the symptoms of developing glaucoma early on. The earlier the diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment.
Glaucoma is a disease, which is better to detect and start the treatment before you have a problem with parking a car. Benjamin Eye Institute is one of only two places with electroretinography, which objectively measures the functionality of the optic nerve. It’s a test that can tell you if you’ll have glaucoma in 7 years or not.
Part 2. IStent is an FDA-approved implantable device that reduces the intraocular pressure, slowing down the loss of vision from glaucoma. IStent can be performed in conjunction with the cataract surgery and it is very safe and effective.
“Doctor, we’ve known you for 17 years, and it wasn’t like this before. What’s changed? For the previous 20 years, there have been enormous changes in ophthalmology. These modern treatments and medications allow us to extend people's lives and improve their vision. Eyes with wet macular degeneration could not be saved even ten years ago. Now there are retina experts who offer injections that can save their eyesight, instead of just patting them on the head and saying, "It's OK, at least you have another eye." These are the explanations for WHY IT TAKES SO "LONG."
Talking about how the eye and pancreas are related, why depression affects eyesight, and a sensation named "iStent" - a new miraculous treatment that controls intraocular pressure of patients with glaucoma. It is a titanium shunt that is kind of like an underwater tube that connects drainage to the anterior chamber of the eye.
After the solar eclipse, we may return to peaceful topics and discuss more prosaic things like sties and the mysterious“20/20”.
Good news for individuals who have already received a glaucoma diagnosis. You see as long as the retina and the brain are communicating with one another through signals. You lose your sight when the conversation ends. So what, it would seem? Additionally, there is an opportunity to develop medicines based on this process, perhaps with gene therapy. Due to the disease's progression, this will aid in maintaining vision.
IStent is an FDA-approved implantable device that reduces the intraocular pressure, slowing down the loss of vision from glaucoma. IStent can be performed in conjunction with the cataract surgery and it is very safe and effective.