Prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy

This is a masked study of 33 patients who had been taking a prostaglandin analogue in one eye only for at least a year, to look for signs of prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy (PAP). The investigators devised a new grading system to...

Phaco-ECP vs. Phaco alone to treat glaucoma

This retrospective review compared combined phacoemulsification and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (phaco-ECP) to phaco alone in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Outcome measures included cumulative full and qualified success survival, postintervention IOP and ocular anti-hypertensive medication reduction. Full success was defined...

Relationship between nocturnal intraocular pressure elevation and diurnal intraocular pressure level in NTG patients

This group studies Korean normo-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients over a 24-hour period to assess if there was a relationship between nocturnal intraocular pressure (IOP) and diurnal IOP. They have previously suggested differences in diurnal IOP may have varying mechanisms of...

Effect of change in retinal nerve fibre layer thickness on quality of life in patients with glaucoma

The authors investigated the relationship between structural changes in glaucoma (retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness) and quality of life (as measured by the NEI VFQ-25 questionnaire) over a period of time. Two hundred and sixty eyes of 130 patients...

Comparison of methods of central corneal thickness measurement in glaucoma

This prospective study was done to compare the accuracy and reproducibility of central corneal thickness measured by hand-held and disc-mounted ultrasound pachymeter in glaucoma patients. Sixty-five patients were included in the study. Patients with corneal diseases, corneal astigmatism >3 diopters...

Sustained elevation of extracellular ATP in chronic glaucoma

Although adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP) release from retinal neurons and astrocytes has been demonstrated in short-term increases in intraocular pressure (IOP); such as in aqueous humor of humans with primary acute angle closure glaucoma, the response in chronic IOP elevation was...

Postural control in glaucoma patients with virtual reality

The authors report on a cross-sectional study evaluating postural control and history of falls in glaucoma patients. History of falls was obtained using the Falls Screening and Referral Algorithm. Postural stability was assessed using a force platform under four conditions:...

Micropulse vs. continuous wave trans scleral diode cyclophotocoagulation in refractory glaucoma

Continuous wave cyclophotocoagulation (CWCPC) delivers continuous high intensity energy to the ciliary body in an attempt to reduce aqueous secretion and hence lower IOP. It is often used as a treatment of last resort due to the potential side-effects of...

Optic nerve head perfusion response to reduced blood pressure and increased intraocular pressure

The purpose of this prospective study was to test the hypothesis that blood flow autoregulation in the optic nerve head has less reserve to maintain normal blood flow where there is a blood pressure induced decrease in ocular perfusion pressure...

Risk factors for NTG in a young Korean population

Previously known ocular and systemic risk factors for normal tension glaucoma (NTG) include myopia, peripapillary atrophy, disc haemorrhage, migraine, obstructive sleep apnoea, thyroid disease and cerebral infarction. However, most NTG risk factor studies have examined patients aged 40 years and...

Conjunctival inflammation in glaucoma patients

Numerous studies have demonstrated that topical medications and preservatives used for the management of glaucoma can induce significant histopathologic and inflammatory changes in the ocular surface. This study describes an increased expression of major histocompatibility complex class II antigen HLA-DR,...

Implantation of intraocular pressure sensor in glaucoma patients

The authors report safety and accuracy of an intraocular intraocular pressure (IOP) sensor placed in the ciliary sulcus during planned cataract surgery. Six patients underwent implantation of the device; a silicone rubber ring-shaped device encapsulating pressure sensitive capacitors and a...