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Heading off the ‘silent thief of sight’

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Heading off the ‘silent thief of sight’

Research and treatment at the Yale Eye Center are leading to better therapies for glaucoma, a disease that robs millions of their eyesight

About a decade ago, when Isobel Soukup went for a routine eye exam, her primary ophthalmologist discovered that the pressure inside her right eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP; see “A Glaucoma Glossary”), was nearly twice as high as it should be. Soukup didn’t...

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Stress, adversity take a toll on the brain

Stress, adversity take a toll on the brain

Trauma significantly affects brain structure, but so can more common challenging events when our ability to control them is limited.Enduring adversity as a child, losing your job, a nasty divorce—many types of stress...

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Outreach program supports mental health of New Haven mothers

Outreach program supports mental health of New Haven mothers

The New Haven Mental Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership, a coordinated effort by the medical school’s Department of Psychiatry, the city of New Haven, and New Haven mothers, was conceived in 2010, when Megan V....

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Yale, Chinese university team up for mental health

Yale, Chinese university team up for mental health

Yale University’s relationship with China is an old and storied one, with roots dating to the 1830s, when Yale graduates began traveling to China to perform missionary work. Today, this relationship is strong and...

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Honor a great physician on Doctor’s Day

Honor a great physician on Doctor’s Day

The glaucoma experts of the Yale Eye Center are exemplars of the compassionate, skilled doctors of Yale Medical Group (YMG), the largest academic multi-specialty medical practice in New England. When they joined the...

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A glaucoma glossary

Anterior chamber The part of the eye between the cornea and iris, filled with aqueous humor.Aqueous humor A clear gelatinous-like fluid continually produced in the eye’s anterior chamber. This fluid exits the eye via...

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