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What Causes Glaucoma?

Researchers have recently discovered what may be one of the root causes of Glaucoma.  An investigation done at Northwestern University has revealed that people with glaucoma have "stiffer" cells in Schlemm's canal (part of the drainage system in the eye that removes fluid from within the eye) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140912215119.htm.  These stiffer cells have more trouble allowing fluid to pass between them and out of the eye.  This may be part of the problem when the eye has elevated pressure in it, one of the most important risk factors for glaucoma.  Hopefully this new information leads to improved Glaucoma therapy in the future.

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Guest - Sherry Steffens on Thursday, 15 April 2021 19:43
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I'll be making an eye appt. soon. Is there a difference in the eye exam I would get at a private practice as opposed to a chain such as Clarkson. There are vision problems in my family

I'll be making an eye appt. soon. Is there a difference in the eye exam I would get at a private practice as opposed to a chain such as Clarkson. There are vision problems in my family
Dr. Wnorowski on Thursday, 15 April 2021 21:02
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Yes I believe there is a difference. A chain place is fine for routine eye exams when there is not significant suspicion of a problem or a family history of eye disease. A private practice with an MD in it is much more likely to be able to diagnosis medical problems both in the experience and training of their doctors and the sophistication of their testing equipment.

Yes I believe there is a difference. A chain place is fine for routine eye exams when there is not significant suspicion of a problem or a family history of eye disease. A private practice with an MD in it is much more likely to be able to diagnosis medical problems both in the experience and training of their doctors and the sophistication of their testing equipment.
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