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An eye disease that can eventually cause blindness if untreated. An outdated definition of glaucoma is elevated fluid pressure in the eye. A more correction definition would describe it in terms of optic nerve damage. Free radicals play a role in glaucoma. ----------------------------------

Conficting Info on Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is becoming a very widely used glaucoma treatment. Some eye clinics are making fantastic sounding claims for the procedure.

Here is a quote directly off a respected eye clinic's web site:

SLT offers you the following benefits:

Glaucoma from a designer's perspective

I got a laugh out of this. Damien Katz was speaking to web designers when he said:

"You don't have Glaucoma. You don't know anybody with Glaucoma. You have no reason ever to visit a Glaucoma website.

Until now.

Association Of International Glaucoma Societies

Click the link dammit. I promise you, you need to see this site. (w/ audio on for full effect)"

The comments are good. Here is one:

Proview Eye Pressure Monitor - WARNING

In my experience, the Proview Eye Pressure Monitor (home tonometer) is not accurate. For me, it fails to corrrelate with professional tonometer measurements at all. This statement is just based on my personal experience. However, as I prepared to write this article, I did a quick search on the web and I found an article from the journal Ophthalmology that is titled "The Proview Phosphene Tonometer Fails to Measure Ocular Pressure Accurately in Clinical Practice."

A glutathione deficiency in open-angle glaucoma and the approaches to its correction

A glutathione deficiency in open-angle glaucoma and the approaches to its correction

The findings point to a reduction of the processes of antioxidant defense of ocular tissues, developing as early as in the first stage of open-angle glaucoma. Lipoic acid administration for 2 months was associated with a rise of glutathione level in the red cells of patients with Stages II and III open-angle glaucoma.

The article is from the journal Vestn Oftalmol. 1992 Jul-Dec;108(4-6):13-5. [Article in Russian]