Brn3b neuroprotective effect in rat glaucoma model

An adeno-associated virus-directed overexpression of the Brn3b protein in hypothesised to confer neuroprotective effects in this paper. This is ultimately tested in a well-accepted rat glaucoma model (Morrison’s model: saline injection into episcleral veins of rat eyes with a force...

SLT vs. topical treatment with prostaglandin analogues in the management of PACG

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been shown to be useful in the management of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), but its use in primary angle closure (PAC) / primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) has yet to be validated. Narayanaswamy et...

Visual recovery following Ex-Press vs. trab

The authors describe a prospective randomised study of 64 POAG subjects with controlled IOPs comparing visual acuity data in patients randomised to either Ex-Press model P50 or trabeculectomy. Visual acuities were recorded at baseline, day one, weeks one and two...

Eye drop prescription and usage in glaucoma patients

The authors describe a study using a questionnaire to determine how patients use their glaucoma medications to investigate the association between patterns of eye drop prescriptions and medication use. They enrolled 67 Japanese patients who had been prescribed topical anti-glaucoma...

Full thickness macular hole after YAG PI

The authors report a case of macular hole post YAG peripheral iridotomy (PI) of a patient with pre-existing vitreomacular adhesion. Although a relatively safe procedure, some anterior segment complications are well documented such as corneal endothelium damage, rise in IOP,...

Reproducible OCT RNFL map in unilateral glaucoma

The aim of the study was to compare the reproducibility of the optical coherence tomography retinal nerve fibre layer (OCT RNFL) thickness map between glaucomatous and fellow normal eyes of unilateral glaucoma patients. The authors carried out a prospective case...

IOP and reversibility of RPE detachment

The authors describe how three patients with retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) detachment showed a reduction or disappearance of an RPE detachment immediately following prone dark room test (PDRT). The authors performed spectralis OCT on 140 angle closure subjects before and...

Long scleral tunnel technique to prevent tube exposure of Ahmed glaucoma valve

This retrospective study was done to evaluate the efficacy of long scleral tunnel technique and compare it with pericardium patch graft in preventing tube exposure of Ahmed glaucoma valve. Seventy-eight eyes of 73 patients were included. In group 1 patients,...

Glaucoma prevalence in sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a disorder characterised by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep and results from complete or partial collapse of the pharyngeal airway. This study investigated the prevalence and progression of glaucoma in 39 patients receiving treatment...

Long-term open angle glaucoma cohort study

This was a study to estimate the development of open angle glaucoma (OAG) in a screened and re-examined elderly group as compared to an unscreened group during the same time period. The participants comprised of 856 individuals born in 1915...

Retinal blood flow changes in glaucoma

This study examined the changes in retinal blood flow and vessel diameter after IOP reduction in high- and low-pressure glaucoma; exfoliation glaucoma (ExG) and normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). Glaucoma progression is seen at times in eyes despite IOP reduction and changes...

Effect of phacoemulsification on trabeculectomy function

Previous studies have reported cataract surgery post trabeculectomy to be detrimental to IOP control. Conversely, other studies have reported phacoemulsification performed before trabeculectomy as a factor for bleb failure. The objective of this retrospective case control study was to evaluate...