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Proceed To Article National Eye Institute: Report On Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a major public health problem in the US. The disease is manifest as aprogressive optic neuropathy that, if left untreated, leads to blindness. It is estimated that as many as 3 million Americans have the disease and, of these, as many as 120,000 are blind as a result. Furthermore, it is the number one cause of blindness in African-Americans. Treatments to slow the progression of the disease are available; however, at least half of those who have glaucoma are not receiving treatment because they are unaware of their condition. More...

Proceed To Article Eye Disease Simulations
A patient experiencing an alteration in vision may not be able to communicate to his practitioner exactly what is wrong with his vision. Further, health practitioners may not be familiar with exactly which eye condition a patient suffers from by a given description. For that reason, the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health presents this set of eye disease simulations. The photos can help patients by allowing them to identify just which of the vision disorders they are experiencing and can assist practitioners in the art of diagnosis. Read Eye Disease Simulations.

Proceed To Article Nanoscience And Nanotechnology: Shaping Biomedical Research
Periodically, a new field of science and technology emerges that is not merely evolutionary, but promises revolution in many aspects of our lives. Nanotechnology is emerging as a new field that has the potential to transform health care and medicine, biotechnology, manufacturing, energy, and information processing. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bioengineering Consortium (BECON) will convene a symposium on "Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Shaping Biomedical Research" next week. More...
Proceed To Article Glaucoma--Information For Patients
This pamphlet is designed to help people with glaucoma and their families better understand the disease. It describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of glaucoma. It is mainly about open-angle glaucoma, the most common kind in the United States. More...

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