primary open-angle glaucoma

MICS & MIGS: combined surgery with microstent devicesThe combination of MICS and MIGS can offer an effective surgical treatment for POAG when the reduction of IOP following cataract surgery alone is not sufficient to reduce a patient’s need for glaucoma therapies.
The who, what, when, why and how of selective laser trabeculoplastySelective laser trabeculoplasty is safe and effective for reducing IOP in patients with glaucoma. However, not all patients respond to treatment and its effects are not permanent even in those who respond well.
Fixed combination therapy in glaucoma patientsIn this comparison study, IOP reductions were greater with BTFC than with TTFC and patients on this combination were more likely to achieve and maintain low target pressures. Combined BrTFC and DTFC may also be a more appropriate therapeutic choice for IOP lowering than TTFC and BrTFC, respectively.
Filtration device lowers IOP in patients with PEG and POAGA glaucoma filtration device was equally effective in reducing IOP in pseudoexfoliative glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma patients, in a recent small study.
Filtration device lowers IOP in patients with PEG and POAGA glaucoma filtration device was equally effective in reducing IOP in eyes with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma in a recent small study.
The importance of pachymetry and CCT
The importance of pachymetry and CCTReasons for thin CCT values as independent predictors of POAG have been relatively unclear, and there aren’t nearly as many studies concerning CCT as there are concerning risk factors such as IOP.
Novel microshunt providing dramatic and stable IOP controlAn investigational glaucoma device that shunts aqueous from the anterior chamber to a sub-conjunctival/sub-Tenon’s pouch is being evaluated in a prospective study of 35 eyes operated on at two centers.
CO2 laser surgery a new option for glaucomaCO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery reduces elevated IOP by thinning the sclera of the eye while leaving an intact membrane.
High ER stress may contribute to POAGPrimary open-angle glaucoma is generally associated with elevations in IOP, and damage to the cells residing within the trabecular meshwork is most likely a contributing factor, said Markus H. Kuehn, PhD.
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