glaucoma

Managing the growing burden of glaucomaThe number of patients with glaucoma will rise dramatically in the future because of growth in both the size of the aged population and in demographic groups at high-risk for the disease. Ophthalmology, however, is not equipped to handle the increasing demand for services considering workforce projections and current models of care.
Biosensors in contact lenses can monitor IOP and diabetesWork is progressing on contact lenses that can monitor biomarkers in tear film for intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus, and other health conditions.
Managing ocular surface disease in patients with glaucomaTreating ocular surface disease may have an impact on the effectiveness of glaucoma treatment. Inder Paul Singh, MD, offers some strategies used in practice.
Similarities seen in ocular protein deposits in glaucoma, dementiaThe latest findings in the similarities between protein deposits seen in the eyes of patients with glaucoma and those with dementia are highlighted.
Sustained-release topical rings promising for glaucomaA single bimatoprost topical ring has been shown to be effective and safe for lowering IOP over six months, according to results from a phase II study.
NASEM declares eye health a public health imperativeIn order to avoid a public health crisis and keep up with increasing vision loss among the aging baby-boomer generation, correctable vision impairments must be eliminated by 2030, according to a report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Charting new directions in glaucoma treatmentBen Gaddie, OD, FAAO, Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member, noted several specific areas that were advancing to give ODs better data and better control over patient health outcomes, including: • Corneal mechanics • 24-hour IOP monitoring • New glaucoma drugs and drug delivery systems • Advancements in OCT imaging
ECPs don’t treat glaucoma aggressively enoughGlaucoma isn’t being treated aggressively enough, and eyecare practitioners are being too cautious when it comes to treating and diagnosing the disease—often at the patient’s expense.
Exploring SLT efficacy for prior incisional glaucoma surgerySelective laser trabeculoplasty is a reasonable treatment option to reduce IOP in glaucoma patients who have had previous glaucoma surgery.
Tablet-based tests putting detection of glaucoma at handAn iPad-based quick contrast sensitivity test had similar sensitivity and specificity to frequency-doubling technology.