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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...

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...

Breakthroughs in the genetics of angle-closure glaucoma

Angle closure glaucoma (ACG) is not widely known to be a familial condition, yet the recent explosion of genetic data and large scale genome wide investigations have confirmed at least 13 genetic loci associated with ACG [1], and provided some...

Braille phones, glaucoma implants and screenshots

Basic phone for Braille readers (or kids and the elderly) We’ve previously covered the extensive features of smartphones that can help the sight impaired. It’s clear, however, that smartphones are not for everyone. One alternative is a custom made Braille...

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...

Screening and adherence to glaucoma care in Enugu, Nigeria

The authors present the findings of a cross-sectional survey of participants diagnosed with glaucoma during free eye screening. A total of 830 participants were screened from two outreaches:182 new glaucoma cases were diagnosed (63 glaucoma and 119 glaucoma suspects). There...

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...

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...

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery – A Practical Guide

The treatment of patients with mild to moderate glaucoma has evolved rapidly in the last decade. Traditionally, medical and laser treatments were the mainstay of therapy for this group of patients. Trabeculectomy, non-penetrating surgery and glaucoma drainage implants were reserved...

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:...

Glaucoma diagnosis after paediatric cataract surgery

The authors undertook a retrospective review of patients with glaucoma after congenital cataract surgery and report clinical presentation, treatment and long-term outcomes at a tertiary referral centre. The study included 58 eyes of 42 patients of which 59% were male....

The incidence of retinal vein occlusion in patients with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma

In this retrospective study the authors aimed to evaluate PXF as an independent risk factor for the occurrence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Three hundred PXF glaucoma patients (PXF group), 300 non-PXF glaucoma patients, and 599 non glaucoma non-PXF (nGnP...