Protecting retinal ganglion cells

Glaucoma is considered to be a heterogeneous group of conditions giving retinal ganglion cells (RGC) damage. Lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) reduces the risk of progressive RGC loss in glaucoma. Regeneration of the optic nerve has been shown to restore some...

Glaucoma and erectile dysfunction

In this cross-sectional study with patient questionnaire and retrospective chart review, a total of 167 male patients over 40 years of age were enrolled. Exclusion criteria included previous exposure to radiation and surgical treatment for prostate benign hypertrophy or malignancy....

Predictors of IOP reduction after SLT

The aim of this study was to identify predictors of intraocular pressure reduction following selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, who are already taking maximally tolerated IOP-lowering medication and need further IOP reduction. In this prospective...

Cataract surgery and long-term risk of glaucoma in PEX

The objective of this study was to compare the development of glaucoma and IOP over an extended time period following cataract surgery in eyes with and without pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX), and trying to determine the impact of cataract surgery on...

Progression in the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial

The Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial (EMGT) had previously demonstrated without doubt that intraocular pressure reduction decreased the risk of progression in patients with early glaucoma. In this analysis of 306 eyes over eight years from the EMGT, perimetric and optic...

Changes in Japanese eyes after laser peripheral iridotomy

The aim of this study was to evaluate laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) induced changes in anterior segment parameters, using the anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT). Seventy-two subjects of Japanese ethnicity with primary angle closure suspect (PACS), primary angle closure...

Trabeculectomy ab interno (trabectome)

This retrospective study examines the outcome of trabectome surgery in nine phakic patients with Posner-Schlossman syndrome with uncontrolled IOP >30mmgHg. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA was verified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in aqueous humour samples. Patients were treated with oral valganciclover...

Trabeculectomy for normal tension glaucoma

This is a retrospective consecutive, non-comparative case series of 131 eyes of 98 patients undergoing trabeculectomy between 2007 and 2013 in a normal tension glaucoma (NTG) clinic. Assessment of the clinical outcomes include intraocular pressures (IOP) reduction, bleb formation, final...

Update on primary angle closure glaucoma

This review article considers primary angle-closure glaucoma which is responsible for half of glaucoma-related blindness worldwide. Angle closure is characterised by appositional contact between the iris and trabecular meshwork. It tends to develop in eyes with shallow anterior chambers, anteriorly...

A population based follow-up study on pseudoexfoliation and cataract surgery

n association between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and cataracts has been shown in many previous studies. Recently, the Australian Blue Mountains Eye Study, using the Wisconsin Cataract Typing and Grading System, observed an increased prevalence of nuclear cataract in eyes with PEX....

Aflibercept for the treatment of neovascular glaucoma

The aim of this study was to investigate initial results regarding the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) with intravitreal aflibercept. NVG is classified into stages 0-3. In stages 1 and 2, abnormal vessel proliferation is seen with or without elevated...

Anterior segment OCT predicts gonioscopic angle closure

This is a prospective observational study of 342 subjects over four years. Sixty-five were controls who had open angles both on gonioscopy and AS-OCT, while 277 had open angles only on gonioscopy but iridotrabecular contact (ITC) on AS-OCT (one to...