Is Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Becoming an Issue?
If you’ve been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), learn how you could participate in this study of an investigational eye drop.
What is OAG or OHT?
Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve.
Open Angle Glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma. It happens gradually, where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first, but overtime can cause serious problems including blindness.
The term ocular hypertension usually refers to any situation in which the pressure inside the eye, called intraocular pressure, is higher than normal. Left untreated, high eye pressure can cause glaucoma and permanent vision loss in some individuals.
About the Study
Our office in Mission is now enrolling participants for a clinical research study of a new investigational eye drop.
To pre-qualify for this study, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be of Japanese ethnicity within the second generation (proven by birth certificate or family tree)
- Have been diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) in both eyes (OAG in one eye and OHT in the other eye is acceptable)
All study-related visits, tests, and drugs will be provided at no cost. In addition, reimbursement for study-related travel may be provided.