Glaucoma symposium CME

Dry eye gains importance in glaucoma careNew treatments and greater awareness are making dry eye an even more important part of glaucoma care, according to Richard Lewis, MD, of Sacramento Eye Consultants.
Cannabis remains problematic for glaucoma
Cannabis remains problematic for glaucomaDespite the legalization of marijuana by several state governments, physicians should not recommend smoking it as a treatment for glaucoma, said Sunita Radhakrishnan, MD. “It has been approved by public opinion rather than regulatory process,” she said.
MACRA changes deemed likely to survive new administrationOphthalmologists are likely to continue grappling with changes brought about by the Medicare Access and CHIPS (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act (MACRA) under the administration of President Donald J. Trump, according to Ruth D. Williams, MD.
Precision medicine: Tracking glaucoma progressionSince glaucoma progresses faster in some patients than others, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual field progression analysis can be more useful than IOP in guiding treatment decisions.
Glaucoma ‘tsunami’ bearing down on how EyeMDs will practice medicineA tsunami of glaucoma is sweeping toward the U.S. healthcare system, according to Cynthia Mattox, MD. For many ophthalmologists, coping with the increased demand will mean teaming up with other eye-care professionals.
Techniques for treating narrow angle glaucomaClinicians have a variety of tools and options at their disposal to treat narrow angle glaucoma. Sunita Radhakrishnan, MD, provided an overview of these possibilities.
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.
Evidence-based answers to lifestyle questions on glaucomaYvonne Ou, MD, reviewed the scientific evidence regarding the effects of various lifestyle practices on glaucoma and IOP.
MIGS making big difference in glaucoma managementMicroinvasive glaucoma surgery devices already have transformed the management of glaucoma and will have a bigger impact in the future considering the options in the investigational pipeline and the opportunities they present.