Nanoparticle administration of latanoprost

Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy characterised by increased ocular pressure and loss of retinal ganglion cells. Conventional drug therapy with eye drops to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) has variable bioavailability and can lead to ocular surface disease. In this...

Disc margin delineation using spectral domain OCT

Observing progressive anatomical changes of the optic nerve head is essential in the detection of progression in glaucoma. Imaging devices continue to evolve and are useful in detecting change in established glaucoma, although probably less useful in an initial diagnosis....

Impact of medical vs. surgical treatment on quality of life in glaucoma patients

The author recruited 225 patients across two sites and divided them into three groups. Group 1 medical treatment only, Group 2 surgical treatment only, Group 3 mixed medical and surgical (patients still on drops after surgery). They then used a...

Time domain vs. spectral domain in the measurement of the optic nerve head

The authors describe a prospective study of 40 participants (20 healthy and 20 with glaucoma) enrolled to compare the measurements of the optic nerve head (ONH) parameters given by time domain (TD) and spectral domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT)....

Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant (BGI)

The authors describe surgical outcomes using the BGI and compared the different techniques used. The main differences described in the implantation technique include the use of a prolene stent in the tube, or fixation of the tube to the sclera....

Risk factors and untreated POAG

The authors examined 50 untreated open angle glaucoma patients to determine if there was an association between the level of glaucomatous damage and documented risk factors. In this study the authors measured the extent of morphologic and functional glaucomatous damage...

Swept source anterior segment OCT

The authors describe a study using the Casia OCT which is a swept source OCT to determine the visibility of the angle structures using two imaging protocols; high density and low density. They randomly selected one eye from 30 normal...

Correlation between peak intraocular pressure following water drinking test and pulsed methylprednisolone therapy

Steroids have long been known to cause increased intraocular pressures (IOP) in susceptible patients. Intravenous methylprednisolone is used to treat many rheumatological conditions and one of the risks is raised intraocular pressure. It would be useful to find patients at...

Swept-source OCT for measuring peripheral anterior synechiae

The authors report on a cross-sectional study looking at swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) for measuring the area and degree of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) in patients with angle closure glaucoma. The SS-OCT is commercially available, has a laser wavelength...