Early predictor for glaucoma identified

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 09:30 in Health & Medicine

A new study finds that certain changes in retinal blood vessels provide an early warning of increased glaucoma risk. Using Blue Mountains Eye Study data, the researchers showed that patients who had abnormally narrow retinal arteries at baseline were also most likely to have glaucoma at 10-year follow up. If confirmed by future research, this finding could give ophthalmologists a new way to identify and treat those who are most vulnerable to glaucoma.

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