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...

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...

Comparison of central laminar thickness in optic neuropathy and normal eyes

The study compares central laminar thickness (LT) among patients with glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON), patients with non-GON and normal subjects. The non-GON group comprised eyes with demyelinating optic neuropathy (ON), anterior ischaemic ON, compressive ON, Leber hereditary ON and traumatic...

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...

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...

Twenty-four hour IOP patterns in patients with thyroid eye disease (OO/GL)

Elevated IOP in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) can be caused by restriction and compression of the globe by enlarged extraocular muscles, elevated episcleral venous pressure and increased mucopolysaccharide deposition in the trabecular meshwork. Although previous studies have investigated...

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...

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...

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...

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,...