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Researchers measure gait to reduce falls from glaucoma

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

glaucoma-gait-trialsPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to carefully analyze a person’s gait with sensors, an innovation that could lead to reduced falls and injuries in people with glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. » More …

Geneticist focuses on glaucoma

As Bassem Bejjani describes genetic research, it almost sounds easy: The beauty of genetic research is that it is simple building blocks, like Legos. Bejjani, research professor in the Health Research and Education Center at WSU Spokane, seeks to understand abnormalities in organ development and structure caused by genetic mutation. In particular, he conducts genetic research into congenital glaucoma and other eye diseases. Why the eye? “At Baylor (College of Medicine, where he had a postdoctoral fellowship in medical genetics), they had a fridge full of samples from Saudi Arabia from people with glaucoma that no one was studying,” he says. So he took it … » More …