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Dr. Shetty Discusses Glaucoma in the Ponte Vedra Newsline

In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Dr. Rajesh Shetty was featured in the January issue of the Ponte Vedra NewsLine to discuss this degenerative eye disease. Dr. Shetty covers causes, symptoms, and the latest treatment options to preserve vision. Read the excerpt from the paper below.   Research Finds Glaucoma Patients Have 10 Times as

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Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice | Florida Eye Specialist

Optic Nerve Can Be Partially Regrown in Mice

Glaucoma is second only to cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. About 4.5 million people are currently blind because of glaucoma. The disease damages your optic nerve, which carries the information your eye collects

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Virtual Reality Used in Glaucoma Research

A study has found that falls are the “leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma.” To test this problem, a group of researchers used virtual reality technology to measure balance control in glaucoma patients. All participants wore Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

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