Mini-Strokes (2009) May Cause Vision Loss for Those with Normal Tension Glaucoma


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The study looked at incidence of glaucoma in people with normal rather than high ocular pressure, known as normal-tension glaucoma. They found that people who experience cerebral infracts (silent mini-strokes) may be more likely to have normal-tension glaucoma.

When 286 people with normal-tension glaucoma were studied, the researchers found that there was a higher than expected incidence of silent cerebral infarcts among those patients whose loss of vision progressed more rapidly.

Published: Ophthalmology, July, 2009.

Researchers: Dr. Dexter Y.L. Leung and others, Glaucoma Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital