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Glaucoma

iStent Inject Plus Cataract Surgery Reduces Average Number of Glaucoma Drugs

After two years, the treatment group had an average of 0.6 fewer meds per eye compared to controls.
February 22, 2024

Researchers Advocate Monitoring Glaucoma Patients’ Ocular Pulse Amplitude

The metric can indicate disease progression, study finds. IOP fluctuations themselves, however, weren’t independently associated with visual field changes.
February 15, 2024

Trabeculectomy More Cost-effective than Medical Treatment

This was the case for those with advanced primary open-angle glaucoma in a new study.
February 14, 2024

Dynamic Iris Changes May Contribute to Angle Closure in PACD with Long Axial Length

Less change in cross-sectional area might be a risk factor in these patients, researchers suggest.
February 9, 2024

Fostering a Sense of Autonomy Among Glaucoma Patients Improves Behaviors and Outcomes

A study looked at modifiable factors that could increase self-perceived ability and confidence to manage their own eye care.
February 8, 2024

Boston Kpro Fares Well Over 10-Year Follow-up, But Raises Glaucoma Risk

Study also shows that postoperative complications are frequent, leading to loss of best-ever postoperative visual acuity.
February 6, 2024

Routine Fundus Photography Crucial to Differentiate Glaucomatous vs. Myopia-related Changes

When evaluating progression of either disease, researchers advise comparing the most recent photo to the very first.
February 2, 2024

Comorbidities Reduce Long-term Glaucoma Med Adherence

Between two and five years after onset, these patients became gradually less likely to stick to their drop regimen, especially those with multiple coexisting conditions.
January 31, 2024

Optic Nerve Head OCT Scans Can Help AION vs. Glaucoma Differential

If you see greater cup excavation and a thinner BMO-MRW, suspect the latter. Macular and RNFL factors are also at play but manifest with greater variation.
January 30, 2024

Three Variables Help Gauge Angle Closure Risk in PACS Patients

Baseline predictors included higher IOP and shallower central and limbal anterior chamber depth, which may signal the need for prophylactic treatment with LPI.
January 26, 2024