News Releases: Glaucoma

  • Emory Eye Center a site for Childhood Glaucoma Research Network's international research project: First-of-its-kind survey seeks significant advancement by investigating worldwide treatment outcomes for childhood glaucoma.
    May 30, 2013 | (Atlanta) Emory Eye Center will join 15 other eye centers throughout the world participating in the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network's (CGRN) newly launched International Pilot Survey of Childhood Glaucoma (IPSOCG), its first collaborative international clinical research project.

  • National Institutes of Health and Emory Eye Center suggest regular dilated eye exams to detect glaucoma
    January 16, 2013 | (ATLANTA) January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists encourage Americans at higher risk for glaucoma to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam and to make a habit of doing so every one to two years.

  • Emory Eye Center faculty member appointed to CGRN Executive Committee
    Aug. 29, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Allen Beck, MD, director of the glaucoma service, has been appointed a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Childhood Glaucoma Research Network (CGRN), an international group of clinicians and scientists who specialize in treating children with glaucoma.

  • Published Study Evaluates Impact of Telephone Intervention on Glaucoma Treatment Adherence July 2, 2012 | (ATLANTA) Interactive telephone calls and tailored print materials helped glaucoma patients adhere to their treatment better, but not significantly as compared with a control group. The report on a randomized controlled clinical trial was published online first by the Archives of Ophthalmology, a JAMA Network publication.

  • American Academy Elects Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD
    May 8, 2009 | (ATLANTA) Eve Higginbotham, SM, MD, Emory Professor of Ophthalmology and Dean of the School of Medicine at Morehouse College, has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The Academy, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a center for independent policy research, announced its selection April 20.

  • Emory Eye Center suggests eye exam for those over 40
    (ATLANTA) The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recently disseminated results of a 1,200 person survey that reports that only 11% of Americans consider themselves at risk for any sort of eye disease. The AAO reports further states that those who are most at risk are typically unaware. Those findings are echoed by Emory Eye Center physicians, who find that to be true on a daily basis.
    August 1, 2007

  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month a good time to see your ophthalmologist: those at high risk or with a family history are urged to have annual exams
    (ATLANTA) Ophthalmologists at Emory Eye Center advise annual eye exams to prevent damage from undiagnosed glaucoma. For those with a family history and over the age of 45, annual check-ups are even more important. January is “Glaucoma Awareness Month,” and ophthalmologists at Emory Eye Center and across the country urge Americans who may be at risk for this potentially blinding disease to get a complete eye examination from an Eye MD.
    December 21, 2006

  • Emory Eye Center staff assists in nationwide eye screening for glaucoma
    (ATLANTA) Emory Eye Center professionals are assisting Emory School of Medicine (SOM) third- and fourth-year students to administer the Student Sight Savers Program, a national program to help screen for glaucoma. The screening is at no cost for the patient. Those at risk for developing glaucoma include African Americans over 35 years of age and persons with diabetes. The screening includes: optic nerve assessment, pressure check and visual field assessment. Those patients needing follow-up will be seen at Grady Hospital's eye clinic.
    April 12, 2005

  • Doctors urge eye exams during glaucoma awareness month: hispanics should take special note
    ATLANTA -- The bad news is that glaucoma, a condition associated with elevated pressure inside the eye, can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss, currently affects more than three million Americans. The good news is that eye researchers throughout the country are working on preventing this disease. Recent findings also show that the burgeoning Latino population is at higher risk than expected for this disease.
    January 3, 2005

  • Eye ophthalmologist urges eye exams during Glaucoma Awareness Month
    The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Eye M.D. Association and the Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, urge those who may be at risk for developing glaucoma to get a complete eye examination from an Eye M.D. during January as part of Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma, a condition associated with elevated pressure inside the eye, can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss.
    January 14, 2004

  • Emory Eye Center part of national study findings that state eye drops delay onset of glaucoma in people at higher risk
    Researchers have discovered that eye drops used to treat elevated pressure inside the eye can be effective in delaying the onset of glaucoma. These results mean that treating people at higher risk for developing glaucoma may delay — and possibly prevent — the disease. These findings are reported in the June 2002 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology. At the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, where 85 patients were followed for five years, Allen Beck, MD, a principal investigator in the study, was encouraged by the results.
    June 13, 2002

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