open-angle glaucoma


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Noun1.open-angle glaucoma - glaucoma caused by blockage of the canal of Schlemm; produces gradual loss of peripheral vision; "open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma"
glaucoma - an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness); "contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"
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Richards, PhD, director of the glaucoma research center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and coauthors examined metformin use and the risk of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) using data from a large US managed care network from 2001 through 2010.
Men with open-angle glaucoma also had significant exposures to amphetamines and marijuana, although less than cocaine.
TIMOPTIC in OCUDOSE, along with TIMOPTIC and TIMOPTIC XE, is indicated for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.
highest risk of progressing to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).
Open-angle glaucoma occurs in about one percent of all Americans age 50 and older, according to the Glaucoma Foundation.
In addition, epinephrine is used medicinally to treat asthma, allergies and open-angle glaucoma.
Nonstatin cholesterol-lowering drugs were also associated with a reduced risk of having open-angle glaucoma.
There are several types of glaucoma, but the most common ones are primary open-angle glaucoma, or POAG, and normal tension glaucoma, also known as low-tension glaucoma.
According to the American Optometric Association, nearsighted African American males are more at risk than whites or females for juvenile onset open-angle glaucoma (JPAOG)--especially if glaucoma runs in the family.