Modern Medicine News

New guidelines: Screening for pediatric psoriasis comorbiditiesRecommendations emphasize early detection of risks for medical comorbidities later in life.
Early surgical intervention with stent advantageous for certain glaucomasIt is well known that with most disease, the earlier it is detected, the better the outcome prognosis. Along with early detection comes the need for early treatment. Traditionally, options for glaucoma have been limited. Medications can be effective when used properly, though patients are notorious for compliance issues.
What to do when the clinic has taken you hostage
What to do when the clinic has taken you hostageA dysfunctional clinic environment may mean the power lies with employees instead of the administration. Be aware of common complaints so the power of the practice  can be taken back.
IOP fluctuations important factor in setting patients’ target pressureWhen setting a target IOP for patients with glaucoma, consideration of IOP fluctuations and the degree to which they vary is important.
ABiC viable option for different stages severities of glaucomaWith its ability to restore the eye’s natural outflow pathway, ab-interno canaloplasty (ABiC) presents a viable option for the treatment of different stages and severities of glaucoma, according to Mark J. Gallardo, MD.
Fixed-combination glaucoma agent yields positive safety, efficacy dataA phase III trial for the fixed-combination netarsudil/latanoprost agent (Roclatan, Aerie Pharmaceuticals)reports positive results. The company plans to submit a NDA for the drug in early 2018.
Neuroprotective strategy primed for progress
Neuroprotective strategy primed for progressAdvancing methods for evaluating therapeutic response have fostered a new era in glaucoma neuroprotection in which promising candidates are already being investigated in clinical trials and others are poised to begin phase I testing, said Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD.
Progression of visual field loss not always easy to test, analyzeAssessing visual field progression in glaucoma may be more of an art than a science—and there is no one test to give reliable information that is needed about a patient, said Chris A. Johnson, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FARVO, professor, Department of Ophthalmology, and director, Visual Field Reading Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
Flexible glaucoma procedure serves wide variety of patients
Flexible glaucoma procedure serves wide variety of patientsJuan Carlos Izquierdo, MD, decribes how CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery is a successful, less invasive, and more simple option for a wide range of glaucoma patients. Due to his overall success with the CLASS procedure, he no longer performs trabeculectomy.
Experience with a preassembled silicone I/A tip during cataract surgeryEvery ophthalmologist requires precise surgical tools with which he or she can perform surgery safely and accurately in order to ensure optimal outcomes. The availability of high-quality microsurgical instruments has increased over the past decade with manufacturers continually modifying and optimising existing instruments.