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Marijuana Movement Plants Flag on Capitol Hill
stringent. A prospective patient must be a district resident with one of the few qualifying diseases, such as AIDS, glaucoma or multiple sclerosis. A doctor must formally recommend the drug, and that recommendation must be certified by the
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Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in Bethesda, MD. Natural Alternatives To Top 10 Prescribed Drugs If you have glaucoma , or prostate, breathing, or other health problems, or if you take other medications, check with your doctor first
How Old Is Too Old to Drive?
offers the following advice for senior drivers to evaluate when it's time to stop driving: Conditions like cataracts and glaucoma can diminish sight and hamper driving ability. An eye doctor can help establish whether your sight is good enough
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of medicinal marijuana. The qualifying conditions required to receive a med card include terminal illness, cancer, glaucoma , and Multiple Sclerosis. Six dispensaries have been issued permits by the state but only one, Greenleaf Compassion
Two Grieving Fathers Help Rebuild Haiti in Their Deceased Children's Honor
leaving babies here, women coming in labor, people bleeding out, it's just chaotic." In a country where cataracts and glaucoma routinely lead to blindness, eye surgery had never been performed at the hospital before Dougherty arrived
Reporter's Notebook: Hope for Halting Macular Degeneration's March
happened within minutes, and over the years, glaucoma and cataracts took their toll, although she continued plowing my 89-year-old father has been treated for glaucoma , cataracts and the so-called dry form of macular degeneration
Wardrobe Woes: Hidden Health Hazards of Clothing
2003 study of 40 men, half with glaucoma , three minutes with a tightened element of diagnosing and monitoring glaucoma , a leading cause of blindness researcher, Dr. Robert Ritch, a glaucoma specialist at New York Eye and Ear
Rural Suicides Follow Medicaid Cuts
legislature, complains state policy-makers don't all view mental illness as an illness—one on a par, say, with glaucoma or pancreatitis. Their belief, she says, is that a person suffering depression ought to be able to get help from
Pharma Claims Free Speech to Push Double-Duty Drugs
flow to other parts of the body to help heal meningitis or avoid amputation. The drug known as Lumigan is an eye drop for glaucoma , but its twin Latisse is prescribed to help grow fuller, more luscious eyelashes. Even the illicit drug Ecstasy may
Doc Says He Can Make Your Brown Eyes Blue
a high pressure in the eye, known as glaucoma .” In some patients, this high pressure but in others, it could be permanent. Glaucoma is a disease that can cause serious cornea. The procedure could also bring on cataracts , depending on the severity of the inflammation
Botox for Bladders: Wrinkle-Smoother Treats Incontinence Too
not connected with the current research. Latisse Many glaucoma patients using an eye drop known as bimatoprost to improve cosmetic use. Allergan, the company that manufactures the glaucoma drug known as Lumigan, rebranded it under the new name
Latisse Eyelash Enhancing Solution Thickens Thinning Hair and Brows
season's strong-browed models. That's where she saw an ad for Latisse -- a prescription drug originally developed as a glaucoma treatment that had the desirable side effect of making eyelashes fuller and longer. Although the U.S. Food and Drug
New Jersey Woman Sues, Can't Fully Blink After Eyelid Surgery
and wears a mask over her face at night to prevent scratching her corneas. Leisz said she is at high risk of getting glaucoma and potentially going blind because of the overexposure of her eyes. She has visited a Pennsylvania eye specialist 45
Eyes on Glaucoma
Glaucoma can be debilitating but like many conditions like to live with the disease. As world glaucoma week kicks off doctor reverend Gregory Harmon look into the world of someone leaving with glaucoma . And the all eyes on glaucoma campaignGlaucoma can be debilitating but like many conditions -- can be hard for those who do not suffer from it to understand what it's really like to live with the disease. As world glaucoma week kicks off doctor reverend Gregory Harmon an ophthalmologist. Is -- to give us a look into the world of someone leaving with glaucoma . And the all eyes on glaucoma campaign -- -- thanks much for being here today thank you for having me so those of us who are not familiar could you please give us the little. You little description of what exactly a -- and it's. Sure -- a coma is the leading cause of preventable blindness the key word is preventable. And one of the reasons we're here in the reasons for world glaucoma week is to make people understand that if they get their eyes examined. They can prevent the blindness associated with glaucoma . But it's a conditions actually -- group of conditions usually associated with elevated pressure inside the guy that damages the fragile optic nerve that connects the -- to the brain. And it's one of these conditions in which if you lower the -- pressure you can prevent that damage recurring and who -- at risk for getting up on. The incidents of glaucoma increases with increasing -- -- over age 45 -- an increased risk factor. The most substantial risk factors elevated -- pressure itself.prevent it before the onset. There's really no way to actually prevent glaucoma you can avoid the blindness -- -- -- coma and -- preventable blindness. The most important thing that a person can dosneak thief of sight. Because it has -- sentence was common for glaucoma has -- -- no symptoms until very late in the disease. The typically what happens as the fragile nerve is damaged the
What Are The Two Main Types Of Glaucoma ?
Most people have primary open angle glaucoma and the risk factors that are people who have increased risk for primary open angle glaucoma . And we also have lot of tension or normal tension glaucoma . In this type of glaucoma He still haveMost people have primary open angle glaucoma and the risk factors that are people who are near -- it if you've ever had. Injury to your -- trauma if you're on steroids or prejudice -- individuals who are African Americans. Anyone over the age of sixty. And also the Hispanic population can also have increased risk for primary open angle glaucoma . And we also have lot of tension or normal tension glaucoma . In this type of glaucoma He still have that peripheral vision loss but in that type of glaucoma your pressure is normal under 21. And so for those people we look at other risk factors like to they have migraine
How Is Glaucoma Diagnosed?
other members of his family. Having glaucoma is a very strong risk factor however fact the majority of people with glaucoma to not have a family history of Therefore in the central part of physician. Glaucoma took affects the purple vision firstparticular family history or previous or other members of his family. Having glaucoma is a very strong risk factor however many people in fact the majority of people with glaucoma to not have a family history of -- Therefore although it's an important risk factor it doesn't mean that you don't havethat extends beyond what you see in the central part of physician. Glaucoma took -- affects the purple vision first and that's why it's important to mention that.
Any Genetic Tests For Glaucoma Risk?
We have genetic testing for glaucoma but at this point most physicians important to remember risk factors for glaucoma . As you get older caucasians over this also increases your risk for glaucoma and if you're very nearsightedWe have genetic testing for glaucoma but at this point most physicians really don't use that it's important to remember -- risk factors for glaucoma . As you get older caucasians over sixty African Americans over the age of 48. If you've gotten hit me -- head trauma it's CI even when you were younger I can really affect you later on in life. If you weren't steroids -- pregnant zone for perhaps asthma. -- other diseases this also increases your risk for glaucoma and if you're very nearsighted. -- myopic. This is another risk factor. And if you have these risk factors and it's important
Can Glaucoma Be Cured?
fact a lot of times people are afraid of going blind from glaucoma . But if you're going to see your eye doctor and you believe that if we can lower the pressure enough. The glaucoma can be staple. So it's important to follow the doctor'sfact a lot of times people are afraid of going blind from glaucoma . But if you're going to see your eye doctor and you try to follow the treatment plans we believe that if we can lower the pressure enough. The -- glaucoma can be staple. So it's important to follow the doctor's recommendations. And to going on a regular basis to see your doctor
Can Glaucoma Be Inherited?
If you have some in your family with glaucoma there's a higher chance that you also may have block com sister and brother would be perhaps higher. Risk of having glaucoma . Whereas a grandparent might be further away but I think theIf you have some in your family with glaucoma there's a higher chance that you also may have block com. So a mother a father a sister and brother would be perhaps higher. Risk of having glaucoma . Whereas a grandparent might be further away but I think the important thing is to really remember that if there's a family
What Is Glaucoma ?
disease of the optic nerve. And in primary open angle glaucoma the pressure goes up and that causes damage to the optic lose their side or their peripheral vision. In angle glaucoma . The patient has very little space in the high so theas a disease of the optic nerve. And in primary open angle glaucoma the pressure goes up and that causes damage to the optic nerve and then people lose their side or their peripheral vision. In -- angle glaucoma . The patient has very little space in the high so the fluid ends up building up -- it closes up. And they're