glaucoma

Investigating strains on ONH tissue key to unraveling mystery of glaucomaInvestigations of the biomechanical changes in the optic nerve head may eventually lead to improvements in therapies for patients with glaucoma.
Single-use MIGS device demonstrates significant reduction in IOP in retrospective studyTrabecular bypass procedures have become a viable option for glaucoma treatment. The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) facilitates ab interno trabeculectomy by employing a single-use, micro-engineered excision blade that makes precise parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of the Schlemm’s canal to enhance aqueous outflow. A recent study highlights the effectiveness of its application.
Electroretinography: Out of the laboratory and into the clinicOCT has many benefits, yet falls short of reliably diagnosing and managing retinopathies and glaucoma. ERG remains the stalwart method for this application and this article highlights how technological advancements have enabled its introduction to the clinic.
Cataract, glaucoma collision sparks MIGS, other innovationThe 2017 Charles D. Kelman Lecture touched on three main areas—from the teaching of the phaco technique during the early years of phaco to use of phaco in glaucoma patients to the introduction of phaco to surgeons in developing countries.
Diagnosing and managing patients with narrow angles
Diagnosing and managing patients with narrow anglesThe next patient sitting in your chair may have narrow angles. Find out how to best diagnose and manage patients with narrow angles; it can have a significant long-term impact on their visual outcome.
5 things about glaucoma care that frustrate me
5 things about glaucoma care that frustrate meTreating glaucoma can prove to be challenging at times. Michael Brown, OD, MHS-CL, FAAO, shares five aspects of glaucoma treatment that frustrate him.
How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatmentEvolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients.
Drug, device innovations making strides for glaucoma care in 2017Glaucoma innovations in 2017 included advancements in new drugs, new microinvasive glaucoma surgery devices, and a new diagnostic tool. Two glaucoma specialists review some of the year’s highlights.
Complicated cataracts pose almost no limits for adding MIGSComorbidity of glaucoma poses some increased risks for cataract surgery, but even when there are intraoperative complications during the lens removal procedure, it is almost always possible to still add micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), said Reay H. Brown, MD.
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.