intraocular pressure

Not knowing IOPs can make you a better clinicianWith that in mind, there are several aspects of my own EHR software that I really appreciate over paper charts. Besides the fact that I can actually read what I wrote (or typed), one thing that I particularly enjoy is the fact that I am able to consistently look at a new patient’s optic nerves without knowing his or her intraocular pressure (IOP) values beforehand.
Regulating IOP in space—and redefining glaucomaJohn Berdahl, MD, is the developer of Balance Goggles, eyewear intended to help regulate the pressure inside the eye.
Is glaucoma a neurological disease?For years now, there has been considerable evidence indicating that glaucoma should be considered a neurological disease and not an entity isolated to the eyes alone. Perhaps the most compelling evidence for such a characterization is the fact that the retinal ganglion cells affected by glaucoma do not synapse until they arrive at the midbrain (specifically, the lateral geniculate nucleus).
Novel device safely reduces IOP and glaucoma medication useOne-year after implantation of the Cypass Micro-Stent, study results demonstrate a reduction in IOP and glaucoma medications, as well as a complete lack of sight-threatening adverse events. The implant is placed into the supraciliary space to facilitate suprachoroidal aqueous outflow in glaucoma patients.
Phase I trial for ISTH0036 advanced glaucoma treatmentIsarna Therapeutics has begun a Phase I clinical trial of ISTH0036, an antisense oligonucleotide selectively targeting transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß2), to treat advanced glaucoma.
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgery
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgeryPostoperative patients with PXF pose both short- and long-term concerns due to the underlying pathological changes that occur from the fibrillar deposition with some complications arising years after the surgery.
Field defect, high IOP might not signal glaucomaGlaucoma is a term that describes a family of progressive optic neuropathies. All of the glaucomas share characteristic and progressive cupping of the optic nerve head, and this cupping is most easily viewed by means of direct stereoscopic evaluation through a dilated pupil.
A clinical perspective of neovascular glaucomaNeovascular glaucoma is a potentially devastating ocular consequence of pathologic neovascularization of intraocular tissue. The symptoms include vision loss caused by both the underlying etiology (such as retinal vascular disease) as well as increased intraocular pressure (IOP), often accompanied by corneal edema, hyphema, or vitreous hemorrhage.
Cannabinoids: medical perils and benefits
Cannabinoids: medical perils and benefitsDuring the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014, panelists outlined the promise and potential pitfalls of cannabinoid-based therapies.
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye color
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye colorYour patients may have seen wife of rapper T.I. and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris appear on Good Morning America this week to reveal she had undergone surgery to permanently change her brown eyes to “ice gray,” sparking a national conversation about the safety of such a procedure.