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Glaucoma

Blood Pressure Medication May Increase POAG Risk

The relationship remains complex. Experts say balancing treatment needs for both conditions is key.
June 20, 2024

In US, Laser Now Preferred Over Drops for POAG Among Younger Practitioners

A new survey highlighted that, for the first time, SLT was selected by ophthalmologists relatively new in practice and those with a higher glaucoma patient base. ODs were not surveyed.
June 18, 2024

Beta-zone Parapapillary Morphology Plays Crucial Role in Predicting Glaucoma Progression

Longer radial extent and larger angular extent were key parameters identified by researchers.
June 18, 2024

About Half of Acute Anterior Uveitis Cases Will Develop Recurrence

Patients with viral disease have the highest risk of ipsilateral recurrence and lowest risk of contralateral recurrence.
June 11, 2024

Shear Response Could Link Cornea to Glaucoma

Ultrasound elastography found correlations in donor eyes between a larger effect there and a similar strain at the optic nerve head in response to IOP increase.
June 5, 2024

Don’t Wait for All Glaucoma Tests to Show Progression

Be prepared to escalate treatment if only one out of the available structural and functional findings indicates a severe stage, researchers advise.
May 30, 2024

Papillomacular, Papillofoveal Bundle Defects Correlate to Central VF Abnormalities

Using a novel imaging modality, researchers found that these findings were prevalent in eyes with glaucoma and increased the likelihood of a defect in the corresponding central VF 10-2 test locations.
May 29, 2024

Some Types of Exercise Can Lower IOP, Others Raise It

These temporary effects may have a role to play in glaucoma management, literature review suggests.
May 23, 2024

Peripapillary Retinoschisis May Bias Glaucoma Analysis on OCT

These eyes were shown to have thicker RNFL that notably decreases after resolution, which doctors may falsely misinterpret as rapid structural progression.
May 23, 2024

Higher Arterial Stiffness Associated With Glaucoma Incidence

The new metric could potentially be used in clinical practice to help identify at-risk patients.
May 22, 2024