glaucoma diagnosis

Yet another new revolution in ocular surface imagingDuring the past two decades, an incredible number of imaging technologies have been developed for eye diseases, both for diagnosis and follow-up.
Glaucoma surveillance essential for optimizing patient outcomesGlaucoma progression occurs slowly in the vast majority of patients, and most patients with glaucoma will not go blind from the disease. However, it is important to get early diagnosis, treatment when indicated, and develop a disease surveillance protocol.
Numerous issues underlie unexplainable glaucoma progressionWhen glaucoma is progressing despite good intraocular pressure control, clinicians should consider a variety of issues before advancing patients along the therapeutic ladder.
Why retinal vasculature could aid glaucoma diagnosisCongenital anomalies, angle closure, and juvenile open-angle glaucoma aside, it can be generally agreed upon that glaucoma tends to be a disease of relatively older persons. This rings especially true in the arena of normal-tension glaucoma in which intraocular pressure (IOP) may play less of a causative role compared to vascular and hemodynamic dysfunction.
Managing glaucoma in womenIt has been estimated that by the year 2020, there will be an increase in the number of Americans living with glaucoma from 60 to 80 million. Given that women outnumber and outlive men, this will result in a vast number of patients who will require optometric care.
How patients perceive their glaucoma mattersAt the completion of the examination, I was getting ready to walk her up to the front when she stopped me and said she had a very serious question. We both sat down, and she asked me how long she had before she went blind because her mother went blind from glaucoma before seeking ophthalmic care.
Functional imaging of ocular circulation under developmentFunctional optical coherence tomography characterizing global and local circulation in the retina and optic nerve head shows promise for improving the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of glaucoma.
Addressing glaucoma conundrumsMedical care is often fraught with clinical conundrums, from the logistical of figuring out what to do with patients who refuse to take medicine, to tests or imaging that don't match diagnoses.
Not knowing IOPs can make you a better clinicianWith that in mind, there are several aspects of my own EHR software that I really appreciate over paper charts. Besides the fact that I can actually read what I wrote (or typed), one thing that I particularly enjoy is the fact that I am able to consistently look at a new patient’s optic nerves without knowing his or her intraocular pressure (IOP) values beforehand.
Unraveling the complex role of perfusion pressure in glaucoma progressionLow perfusion pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma, however, the understanding of the role of perfusion pressure in the disease must be clarified.