intraocular pressure

Helping patients better understand glaucomaWhen I was a resident at the SUNY College of Optometry, I was asked a to conduct a few patient question and answer sessions regarding glaucoma. The sessions consisted of me sitting with a small group of patients, family members, or whoever wanted to know more about glaucoma.
Cataract surgery for patients with PXFMom has pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) clinically visible in both eyes. She experiences pops of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye and uses glaucoma medications.
Using medications in pregnant glaucoma patientsMost of the medications, both new and old, we prescribe for glaucoma are quite safe—especially if we educate our patients to occlude their puncta.
Effects of concurrent use of topical, oral beta blockersRecently, I received a progress note from a glaucoma surgeon concerning a patient whom he and I share. The patient is a 58-year-old African-American female with a longstanding history of primary open-angle glaucoma.
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.
New technology predicts conversion to POAGClinicians can predict which patients with ocular hypertension are most likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) using short-wave automated perimetry, scanning laser polimetry, and confocal laser ophthalmoscopy, as well as the patient’s age, researchers said.
Glaucoma may not be the disease you think it is
Glaucoma may not be the disease you think it isClinicians continue to explore the relationship between IOP and cerebrospinal fluid pressure in glaucoma.
Aqueous drainage tube provides trabeculectomy-like efficacyIn a study including 23 eyes with a transscleral micro-lumen aqueous drainage tube after failing maximum tolerated medication, reductions in the mean IOP were observed as well as in the mean number of medications per day.
Multiple next-generation stents lead to better IOP controlThe use of multiple second-generation stent systems led to a 20% or higher reduction in IOP in a group of patients with mild-to-moderate, open-angle glaucoma.
CO2 laser-assisted procedure showing long-term efficacy, safety
CO2 laser-assisted procedure showing long-term efficacy, safetyCO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy performed with a proprietary laser system is a simplified filtration procedure that is showing good IOP-lowering efficacy and safety in eyes followed to 5 years.