|Ginkgo Biloba Extract in Glaucoma Treatment |
"Ginkgo Biloba Extract (GBE)" has become the subject of study and investigation for its possible use in the treatment of glaucoma. GBE is a freely-available herbal supplement, long known for its positive effect on the functions of the brain, most noticeably in the areas of memory enhancement, mental alertness and the reduction of mental fatigue.
GBE also has many other actions on biological function, such as the improvement of circulation and preventing "vasospasm" , a sudden d...Read More
|Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) |
Most people equate the eye disease called glaucoma with high eye pressure. It is important to understand that glaucoma is not simply a disease of high intra-ocular pressure, but rather, a more complex disease of the optic nerve. In the early stages of glaucoma there are no symptoms and understandably any condition that lacks symptoms has great potential risk. In glaucoma the vision conductive rim of the optic nerve, called the nerve-fiber layer, is gradually damaged resulting i...Read More
|Heidelberg Retina Tomograph: Better Information, Better Control of Glaucoma |
Glaucoma is an eye disease most commonly characterized by increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). While increased pressure is one important clinical sign, glaucoma is more complex than a simple measure of pressure.
Instead, it is helpful to consider glaucoma as a disease affecting the optic nerve and all the individual retinal nerve fibers that comprise it.
In the early stages, glaucoma has no symptoms and often goes undiagnosed a...Read More