glaucoma medications

New glaucoma therapy offers first drug option in years
Punctal plug drug delivery attractive method for managing glaucomaPunctal plug-based delivery systems for sustained delivery of glaucoma medications represent new and versatile technology that is under development. The hope is it can help with the problem of patient compliance when managing mild-moderate glaucoma, said Marlene Moster, MD.
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Exploring safety, efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound in glaucomaHigh-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation is safe and effective in most refractory glaucomatous eyes. Complete success was achieved in 80% (24/30) of treated eyes that had undergone the maximum of three procedures.
Tracking treatment adherence in newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma
Tracking treatment adherence in newly diagnosed open-angle glaucomaAn analysis of U.S. claims data reveals a substantial proportion of patients (17%) remained untreated 4 years after their initial diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma.
6 things PCPs should know about glaucomaGlaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, a problem which is made even more serious by the fact that many patients do not notice any symptoms until it is too late to prevent permanent blindness.
To improve compliance in glaucoma patients, keep it simpleNoncompliance with glaucoma medication is a familiar issue. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but aiming for simplicity, consistency, and stability from the start of treatment could help more patients adhere to their treatment plan.
Topical treatment warning for orbital soft tissue
Topical treatment warning for orbital soft tissueTopical glaucoma drops have potential for causing profound structural soft-tissue changes.
Directly targeting pathology: A novel approach to treating glaucomaRho kinase inhibitors are intriguing in that they work directly on the pathogenic mechanism of abnormally elevated IOP, increased resistance to trabecular outflow.
Generics improve compliance in glaucoma patientsCompliance is a common concern with glaucoma patients, but a study recently published in Ophthalmology found that generic medication may help increase adherence, possibly due to lower cost.