HealthDay - "Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle, Task Force Reports"

 – February 18, 2013  –– 

Drugs and surgery can lower the pressure characteristic of glaucoma - the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States. But research still hasn't identified the best ways to prevent significant vision loss. "We know that treatments are effective, but we don't know enough to say treatment A is definitely better than treatment B," said task force co-vice chair Dr. Albert Siu, professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai. "What we do know is that these treatments are effective in reducing the development and progression in small losses of [peripheral vision]. What isn't clear is how this translates into reducing vision problems or vision quality of life." Learn more