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This month, Ivantis, an eye company, is starting to perform their first trial on a voluntary patient for a new surgery that they hope will reverse glaucoma. They constructed a device the size of an eyelash that can be surgically put into a person's eye. The hopes are that this device will help the person suffering with glaucoma to see. There are no results from the testing as of yet.

What do you think about this?

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Bri Luginbill asked this
July 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM



Cool! My brother and sister both suffer from glaucoma (both much older than me) and I have a feeling it might be in the cards for me too, so good to know research is happening!

Abe answered
September 7, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Abe, I am glad to have brought good news to you, your brother and your sister. It seems like there are many medical advancements starting to happen out there that will help reverse diseases like glaucoma. I've never met anyone with glaucoma before. If it's not too personal, would you like to share your experience with your brother and sister?

Bri Luginbill answered
September 7, 2011 at 7:59 AM

This is great news! The more options we have for treating glaucoma, the better. I’m not familiar with the procedure, but it sounds like it could be more invasive than the normal surgery. I’ll get behind this if my doctor ( say so, he had my 101% trust!

Shirley answered
September 11, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I hope this works, but I am not holding my breath. It seems like a lot of companies are always "on the verge" of creating some miracle cure, but then that is the last we hear of it. Call me a pessimist, but I consider myself more of a realist: most of these things don't make it to the real world applications, for one reason or another.

Rex answered
May 25, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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