Effect of trabeculectomy on corneal endothelial cell loss

This is a prospective study of 117 eyes for two years after trabeculectomy, to investigate the corneal endothelial cell density (CECD) by specular microscopy prior to and after surgery on a six monthly basis. At six, 12, 18 and 24...

Effect of caffeine and low intensity endurance exercise on intraocular pressure

This placebo controlled, double blind, balanced crossover study reports in healthy individuals that 30 minutes of cycling caused a maximum of 2.7mmHg lowering of IOP. A caffeine dose of 4mg/kg 30 minutes prior to cycling negated this effect. The conclusion...

Visual field progression after glaucoma drainage device implantation

This retrospective interventional case series assessed changes to visual fields after implantation of a glaucoma drainage device (Baerveldt, Ahmed or Molteno Devices) between 2010 and 2015. A total of 106 eyes from 96 patients were included in the final analysis...

Glaucoma screening in primary care and community settings

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of irreversible blindness in the United States due to its insidious progression and diagnosis in late stages. The cost-effectiveness of screening for glaucoma has been debated, and screening of high-risk groups for...

Trab360: surgical management of childhood glaucoma

This multicentre retrospective interventional case series reports the outcomes and complications of trabeculotomy ab interno using the Trab360 device in childhood glaucoma’s. Forty-six eyes of 41 patients were included and had a mean follow-up of 14.5 months. Mean preoperative intraocular...

Van Herick Plus

This a consecutive cross-sectional study of 95 phakic patients over the age of 40-years-old. By applying a short, vertical slit beam, the inferior angle at the scleral-limbal junction at 6 o’clock position was evaluated, photographed and assessed by a ratio...

Screening and adherence to glaucoma care in Enugu, Nigeria

The authors present the findings of a cross-sectional survey of participants diagnosed with glaucoma during free eye screening. A total of 830 participants were screened from two outreaches:182 new glaucoma cases were diagnosed (63 glaucoma and 119 glaucoma suspects). There...

Results of four years of implantation of XEN glaucoma gel stent

This multi-centred prospective, non-randomised study presents the long-term clinical outcomes in patients after implantation of transscleral XEN Glaucoma Gel Microstent, 63μm. (XEN-GGM, Allergan, New Jersey). It was conducted in Austria, Canada and Germany. Sixty-four consecutive eyes of 64 patients with...

Intraocular pressure reduction after cataract surgery

Several studies have shown the efficacy of cataract surgery in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP), especially in angle closure glaucoma compared to open angle. A total of 156 eyes of 109 patients (without glaucoma or with medically controlled glaucoma) were included....

How are pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma inherited?

This single centre prospective, cross-sectional study assessed the relatives of patients with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) and pigmentary glaucoma (PG) to determine the heritability of these conditions over an 11 month period. One hundred and one unrelated patients with PDS...

Lens surgery in patients with lens subluxation misdiagnosed as primary angle-closure glaucoma

Lens subluxation can be caused by many conditions including Marfan syndrome and other hereditary conditions, and blunt trauma. Lens displacement can cause pupillary block and angle closure. This is commonly misdiagnosed as primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), which can lead...

Glaucoma and capillary perfusion

Elevated IOP is important but not the sole factor responsible for retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death and optic nerve damage in glaucoma. There is increasing evidence that visual loss correlates with macular inner retinal thinning. A total of 148 eyes...