glaucoma

End-stage glaucoma requires outside-of-the-box managementAlthough the aim of glaucoma management is to maintain visual function, the role of the ophthalmologist does not end once a patient has lost useful vision. Robert L. Stamper, MD, discussed care for patients with end-stage glaucoma.
Evolution in glaucoma surgery mounting with MIGS proceduresAn expanding armamentarium of minimally invasive and micro-invasive glaucoma surgery procedures is transforming glaucoma management.
Welcome to the 2017 Glaucoma 360Adrienne Graves, PhD, and Andrew Iwach, MD, welcome attendees to Glaucoma 360 with their focus set on next year's conference, February 9, 2018 in San Francisco.
What you missed at Glaucoma 360 this year
What you missed at Glaucoma 360 this yearSee the highlights and program overview from the Glaucoma Research Foundation's 2017 Glaucoma 360!
Studying aqueous humour outflow with aqueous angiographyA pioneering dye-based technique that enables aqueous humour outflow to be studied has the potential to improve glaucoma angle-based procedures and surgery outcomes.
Novel therapies abound in pipelineThe importance of novel therapies for ocular disease is a given. However, as most novel therapies are financed by the private sector, it is fortunate that investors find ophthalmology a worthwhile investment.
Novel glaucoma drug lowers IOP by unique combination of mechanismsIn a study of normal volunteers, once-daily dosing of netarsudil mesylate ophthalmic solution 0.02% lowered IOP relative to baseline by increasing outflow facility and decreasing episcleral venous pressure.
Glaucoma monitoring implant receives CE markAn implantable glaucoma sensor has received CE mark approval for marketing in the European Union. The sensor (Eyemate, Implandata Ophthalmic Products) can provide frequent IOP readings, informing patients and their physicians about how the pressure changes by time of day and from one day to another.
POAG: Enigmatic group of heterogenous diseases?Various subtypes of primary open-angle glaucoma might exist. Continued research is needed to identify the characteristics of each subtype for better management.
New concepts in diagnosis and treatmentIn the past decade, several significant advancements have been made in the arena of glaucoma diagnosis. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), newer algorithms in trend analysis of visual field studies, and combined visually evoked potential (VEP) and pattern electroretinography (ERG) studies have been the hallmarks of such recent advancements.