USPSTF: Evidence lacking for glaucoma screening in adults
May 24, 2022
The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force concludes that the evidence is currently insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms for screening for glaucoma in asymptomatic adults and for impaired...
Links between genetic risk, glaucoma prevalence examined
Jul 23, 2021
Polygenic variants tied to similar risk for developing glaucoma as some monogenic variants and are more prevalent in the general population
20-year glaucoma follow-up finds vision loss in only one fourth of patients
Apr 21, 2021
Ocular hypertension led to glaucoma in about half of patients over two decades, and to at least some vision loss in 25%. The findings may help clinicians and patients make personalized choices about managing...
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 22
Jan 21, 2020
DNA test aims for earlier glaucoma diagnosis, blindness prevention … Rural elderly have higher mortality in post-acute care than their urban peers … Steps to prevent suicide in nursing homes proposed
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, Nov. 7
Nov 06, 2019
Dodgy diet affects daytime drowsiness … Shortened sleep may negatively affect women’s bone health … Researchers find link between glaucoma and brain degeneration … Poll: many seniors misuse...
Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, September 10
Sep 09, 2019
Survey shows that Glaucoma significantly impacts well-being … 1-to-2 weekly daytime naps lower heart attack, stroke risk … New drug has potential to treat dementia-related psychosis … Cognitive behavioral...
Clinical Briefs for Friday, June 28
Jun 27, 2019
Facebook can counter depression, anxiety in adults … Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk … “Atkins-Style” diet may modestly improve cognition
Medicare Part D reduced glaucoma medication cost-saving behaviors: study
Jun 08, 2015
A new study reports that since the implementation of Medicare Part D, fewer beneficiaries with glaucoma are resorting to cost-saving medication measures, such as taking smaller doses or skipping doses.
Also in the news for Friday, February 13
Feb 13, 2015
CMS issues ruling related to DOMA demise … President Obama criticizes Staples for approach to healthcare coverage … Glaucoma patients have better adherence with generic drug, study finds
An eye on a future treatment
Dec 12, 2013
It’s rare that results of a new study, especially with a product focus, excite me. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate reading about a vendor’s award, or the latest Alzheimer’s...