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Intraocular pressure changes following TOHM washout

This retrospective study between 2008 and 2019 of 110 eyes with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), 33 eyes with ocular hypertension (OHT) and 43 eyes with uveitic glaucoma (UG) evaluated the changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) following topical ocular hypotensive...

Chronic drop use and trabeculectomy on tear osmolarity

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is common in patients chronically treated for glaucoma. This may be related to the drug itself but often to the preservatives in the medication. Much work has been done on the most common preservative, benzalkonium chloride...

Nanoparticle administration of latanoprost

Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy characterised by increased ocular pressure and loss of retinal ganglion cells. Conventional drug therapy with eye drops to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) has variable bioavailability and can lead to ocular surface disease. In this...

Impact of medical vs. surgical treatment on quality of life in glaucoma patients

The author recruited 225 patients across two sites and divided them into three groups. Group 1 medical treatment only, Group 2 surgical treatment only, Group 3 mixed medical and surgical (patients still on drops after surgery). They then used a...

Effect of topical diclofenac on postoperative PRK pain: RCT

A major disadvantage of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is pain and discomfort after the surgery, which is thought to be due to damage to corneal sensory nerve fibres or local release of inflammatory substances. Pain only resolves once corneal...

Subconjunctival anaesthesia in vitreoretinal surgery

The authors present a technique that combines topical and subconjunctival anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery. In this ‘two-step’ procedure, three drops of proparacaine were applied to the conjunctival fornix, followed by subconjunctival lidocaine injected in three quadrants. This was compared with...

Does Acanthamoeba need bacteria to cause keratitis?

An animal study was carried out on 36 rabbits, whose corneas were inoculated with either Acanthamoeba castellanii alone, Pseudomonas aeruginosa alone or both pathogens together after a period of short (two hours) or long (six hours) co-incubation. The clinical severity...

Corneal tattooing as treatment for bullous keratopathy

This retrospective study looked at differences in epithelial smoothing in patients with bullous keratopathy (BK) undergoing either corneal tattooing or anterior stromal puncture (ASP). Both procedures were carried out for symptomatic relief in eyes with poor visual potential. Chinese ink...

Evolving towards an interventional glaucoma mindset

Traditionally, a newly diagnosed glaucoma patient would be treated first with medical therapy. As the disease progressed or the initial intervention failed to adequately control intraocular pressure (IOP), clinicians would add more drops, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), repeated SLT and...

100% Optical and Optrafair organisers join forces

From now on there will be one major annual exhibition, 100% Optical at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which has full industry support from the FMO and other major optical bodies.

Evaluation of Optive® in ocular discomfort after anti-VEGF intravitreal injection

In this study the authors prospectively evaluated the efficacy of Optive® eye drops after in full, then abbreviation - intravitreal injection (IVT). Patients naïve to IVT were included in the study. No artificial tear treatment was prescribed after the first...

One-year result of XEN45 implant for glaucoma: efficacy, safety, and postoperative management

The authors report a retrospective, non-randomised interventional case series of 39 patients who underwent a standalone XEN45 implantation. All 39 patients (female: male=1.2: 1) completed 12-month follow-up. Mean age was 70.1 years (range 32–92). Primary outcome measures were the intraocular...