glaucoma

How alcohol consumption correlates with glaucoma
How alcohol consumption correlates with glaucomaWith the advent of electronic health records, it is now easier than ever to keep up with what medications a patient is actually taking, and (especially in the arena of glaucoma) the several classes of medications, such as steroids, beta blockers, and antihistamines, that can influence how patients’ eyes behave. With this in mind, I had a patient come in the other day with an interesting question regarding her intraocular pressure (IOP).
8 things you missed at ARVO and ACSRS 2016It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
Glaucoma gene therapy on positive trajectory using CRISPR-Cas9Results from a series of preclinical studies are providing proof of principle that gene targeting using CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology can prevent or treat glaucoma associated with mutations in the myocilin (MYOC) gene.
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataract
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataractIOL implantation was associated with more inflammation and slightly more visual obscuration in 120 children age 2 or younger undergoing bilateral cataract surgery. However, the rate of glaucoma was similar compared with an aphakic group.
Pediatric glaucoma can have impact beyond clinical effectsAfter childhood glaucoma has been treated, ophthalmologists expect to follow patients for years, monitoring them for a host of anatomical problems that can affect their vision.
Laser therapy addresses bilateral glaucoma in single treatmentLaser therapy that approaches bilateral glaucoma in a single treatment provides greater efficacy for the practice and more convenience for patients.
Rocket 2 meets safety endpoints for netarsudilNetarsudil ophthalmic solution 0.02% q.d. maintained consistent IOP-lowering efficacy through 12 months for the Rocket 2 trial.
How ODs can help combat depression in glaucoma patientsResearchers have found a significant correlation between depression and visual field loss in patients with glaucoma, according to a study in Ophthalmology.
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagement
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagementTreating and managing chronic glaucoma can be rewarding as an optometrist. The frequency of office visits to monitor this chronic disease provides ODs an opportunity to develop a close relationship with their patients while providing medical eye care.
Why you need to beware of potential mimickers of paediatric glaucomaAlthough the diagnosis of primary congenital or early developmental glaucoma is often straightforward, similar phenotypic features can occur in other paediatric conditions, which are consequently sometimes mistaken for early childhood glaucoma. Ophthalmologists who care for children with glaucoma must keep such potential mimics in mind.