glaucoma

Diet change may affect glaucoma riskFactors such as age, family history, and race are not modifiable. One OD examines how a change in dietary habits may be beneficial in treating those suffering from glaucoma.
A paradigm for the treatment of ocular hypertension in glaucoma suspectsThe combined clinical use of pattern electroretinography for the detection of early glaucoma indicators and selective laser trabeculoplasty for intervention may help realise the potential of early detection and treatment.
Private practice: No more a one-man jobIn the early days of my career as a private practitioner in the field if ophthalmology, armed with just a slit lamp and a trial frame, the challenge was only the appropriate care of the patient.
Surgeons share their experience of a new approach to gel stent implantationCreated for surgeons, by surgeons – a new method of approaching gel stent implantation provides better outcomes for patients.
Latest tonometry devices all have their pluses and minusesYvonne Buys, MD, says ophthalmologists can choose from a range of the latest devices for measuring IOP, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. While new technology continues to emerge, Dr. Buys provides an overview of tonometer technology.
9 things glaucoma patients want to knowIt is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to Know
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to KnowNetarsudil opthalmis solution (Rhopressa, Aerie Pharmaceuticals), is approved by the FDA for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) options
Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) optionsMinimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) can help your patients with mild or moderate glaucoma. In order to recommend this treatment option, ODs must know what's available and which patients are good candidates. Barbara Fluder, OD, outlines the most common procedures.
Benefits of color vison testing in diabetesODs may wish to incorporate color vision testing when working with patients having diabetes. A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE, talks about the importance of these tests, incorporating them into day-to-day exams, and devices available.
Involve patients in monitoring IOP
Involve patients in monitoring IOPMonitoring and measuring a glaucoma patient's intraocular pressure can be challenging with patients' busy schedules. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his reasons why home tonometry can help drive a treatment partnership between doctor and patient.