SLT in glaucoma management
A good alternative treatment option for reducing IOP
Patterned laser trabeculoplasty
Study demonstrates safety of PLT and its potential to treat open angle glaucoma
Gamma-irradiated cornea allograft is effective for glaucoma surgery
Gamma-irradiated cornea allograft is safe and effect for use in glaucoma surgery, according to a paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Glaucoma.
Glaucoma research grants awarded
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) will be awarding five grants totaling ?255 000 for critical glaucoma research.
Stepladder technique successful for malignant glaucoma
Malignant glaucoma can be successfully managed using the stepladder technique, including timely and appropriate interventions, claims a paper in the journal Ophthalmology.
Combined scleral buckle and BGI is effective
Combined scleral buckle and Baerveldt glaucoma implantation (BGI) is effective for managing coexisting glaucoma and retinal detachment.
POAG surgical outcomes affected by DM
According to recently published data, POAG patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) undergoing primary trabeculectomy with MMC do not achieve the same long-term IOP control compared to patients without DM.
Pressure-sensitive lens tolerable and safe for 24 hours
A new pressure-sensitive contact lens is tolerable and safe over a 24-hour wearing period for healthy subjects and glaucoma sufferers.
Trabectome alternative for glaucoma surgery
Trabectome, a device that ablates the arc of trabecular meshwork, is a safe and effective alternative to glaucoma surgery, according to a recent paper.
Fixed combinations in POAG and OHT patients
An overview of trials comparing topical medical therapies
Monitoring glaucoma progression with SLP
SLP has excellent reproducibility and may be useful in monitoring glaucoma progression.
EyeTechCare secures third round of funding for EyeOP1
EyeTechCare has secured ?10 million in a third round of funding for two international clinical trials for the EyeOP1 glaucoma treatment.
POAG detection successful with tract-based spatial imaging
Tract-based spatial statistical analysis of diffusion tensor imaging is a successful tool for the detection of cortical nerve fibre loss in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients, claims a recent paper.
High patient satisfaction for ocular hypotensives
Glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OHT) patients are highly satisfied with ocular hypertensives, claims a recent investigation.
Beclomethasone nasal spray doesn't increase IOP
Beclomethasone nasal spray doesn't increase IOP in patients with ocular hypertension and primary open-angle glaucoma, reveals a study in the Journal of Glaucoma.
Ivantis completion of financing novel glaucoma procedure
Ivantis announced the completion of financing $27 million for a novel glaucoma procedure at the Glaucoma Research Foundation's latest meeting.
Adherence to glaucoma medication higher in the mornings
Patient adherence to glaucoma medication could increase with morning application of glaucoma medication.
Corneal thickness affects glaucoma severity
Thinner corneas could be linked to higher glaucoma severity.
Severe FECD increases risk of glaucoma and OHT
Severe Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) increases the risk of developing glaucoma and/or ocular hypertension (G/OHT).
Axial length affects RNFL thickness profiles
Axial length/refractive status affects the peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness profile in eyes measured by RTVue OCT.
Rudin Glaucoma Prize winner announced
Dr Daniel Stamer has been awarded the prestigious Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize 2012.
Multiple micro-bypass stents lower IOP
Multiple micro-bypass stents with concurrent cataract surgery lowers IOP to less than 15 mmHg in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and cataract.
Ocular implant project receives €1.4 million
BIOSURF, a research project to develop ocular implants, has been awarded a Ocular implant project receives €1.4 million grant by German Minister Dr Schavan.
Macular scan OCT could be used for glaucoma
Macular scan OCT could be used for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
Anti-glaucoma eye drops linked to meibomian gland changes
The long-term use of anti-glaucoma eye drops is linked to changes in meibomian gland morphology and function.
Goniophotography and EyeCam imaging both highly sensitive
Goniophotography and EyeCam imaging are both highly sensitive for detecting gonioscopic angle closure.
Legal fitness to drive influenced by BEMD
Better eye mean deviation (BEMD) strongly affects a patient's legal fitness to drive (LFTD), according to recently published data.
ICS use maintains RNFL rate
Intranasal corticosteroids (ICS) maintain retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness and optic nerve cup to disc ratio among patients with glaucoma or glaucoma suspect.
Contact lens sensor provides 24-hour IOP monitoring
A contact lens sensor is able to provide continuous 24-hour IOP monitoring for the management of glaucoma.
Statins reduce OAG risk in hyperlipidemia
The use of statins has been linked to a significant decrease in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) risk in patients with hyperlipidemia.
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