Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Glaucoma drug helps women with IIH, a blinding disorder linked to obesity

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A NIH-funded study involving UI vision researchers shows that combining a drug treatment with a weight-reduction diet can restore lost vision. 

Dr. Michael Wall, a UI professor of neurology and ophthalmology is the director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Disease Investigator Consortium (NORDIC) study. Dr. Reid Longmuir is the UI site principle investigator, Dr. Randy Kardon the treating subinvestigator, and Trina Eden the site coordinator.

Read more at: http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/04/glaucoma-drug-helps-women-blinding-disorder-linked-obesity 

 National Eye Institute news release at http://www.nei.nih.gov/news/pressreleases/042214.asp