Effects of phacoemulsification on IOP and drug use in glaucoma

For patients with comorbid cataract and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), guidance is lacking as to whether cataract extraction and traditional filtering surgery should be performed as a staged or combined procedure. Achieving this guidance requires an evidence-based understanding of the...

Importance of visual fields for detection of progression in glaucoma

Early detection of progression of glaucoma, and escalating treatment is vital to maintain vision in patients. In this paper from the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial (EMGT) group they compared the earliest detection of progression in visual fields and monoscopic optic...

Retinotopic fMRI reveals visual dysfunction and functional reorganisation in the visual cortex of glaucoma patients

This study investigated the retinotopic functional representation in the visual cortex of mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) participants and age-matched normal volunteers, using wide-view visual presentation, high-resolution retinotopic stimuli, and high-resolution blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic...

Retrograde maculopathy in glaucoma

Macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis can be used for quantitative measures of optic nerve atrophy at a location far away from the optic nerve head. This has recently led to the discovery of microcystic macular oedema (MME), in the...

Glaucoma diagnosis with spectral-domain OCT of GCL and IPL

This is a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which recruited normal subjects and glaucoma patients with a range of visual field loss representing various degrees of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. A total of 69...

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...