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Tuesday / June 18.
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Glaucoma Home Test

The latest news from overseas could be exciting for sufferers of glaucoma. An experimental home testing kit is currently being trialled by the Duke University in the United States.

Glaucoma is usually related to unhealthy pressure inside the eye, but often, symptoms are so subtle that people don’t even know they have it until it begins to steal their sight.

The experimental test allows patients to check their intraocular pressure several times a day, just as diabetics check their blood sugar. The goal is the same – better management of the disease.

“If we can control the fluctuations and the patient is stable, it is my experience that the patients do not progress,” said Dr. Sanjay Asrani, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Duke University.