open angle glaucoma

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Increased pressure due to fluid buildup is glaucoma. But, is glaucoma hereditary? Having a relative with glaucoma, such as a parent or sibling, means you are at higher risk of developing the disease. There are racial or ethnic risk factors point to a genetic disposition to glaucoma: Glaucoma is six … Read More

Much Ado About Nitrates

Nitrates: we hear this word a lot, but it’s pretty difficult to get a straight definition of what nitrates really are or even if they’re good or bad. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that “nitrate is a compound that is formed naturally when nitrogen combines with … Read More

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