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Glaucoma a growing concern nationwide

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Most interesting, around 70 million people worldwide already have this condition due in part to the rapidly aging population, according to data provided by the Glaucoma Research Foundation of the United States.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Group addresses 2 of most common ‘silent killers’ of vision

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Diabetes is a complex condition resulting from the inability of the body to produce insulin, a hormone that processes sugar supplied by the blood so it could be used by the cells to produce energy.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

You need eye care more than just eyeglasses

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Simply knowing whether you need eyeglass prescription or not is not just enough to know whether your eyes are healthy.

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Saving Filipinos from serious form of glaucoma

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Among the types of glaucoma, the “Angle closure” may be regarded as most frightening since it involves the rapid increase in pressure inside the eye, otherwise known as intraocular pressure.

Posted: August 10th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Preventing the ‘sneak thief of sight’

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PHILIPPINE Glaucoma Society officers, led by its president Veloso (3rd from left) and founder Aquino (5th from left), are in full force to welcome the upcoming World Glaucoma Week observance in the Philippines. PHOTO BY CHARLES E. BUBAN

Located at the back of our eyes are bundles of nerve fibers—called the optic nerves—that serve as communication cables between our eyes and our brain.

Posted: March 9th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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