Large Study Identifies Drug Associations with Angle Closure; Added Risk in Question

Some of these were already documented, but newly identified ones included drugs for constipation and nausea.

Smoking Intensity Associated with Glaucoma Progression

The more packs per year, the higher the RNFL thinning rate, a recent study finds.

New Data Strengthens the Case for SLT as First-line Therapy

The procedure more efficiently lowers IOP than traditional drops and saw reduced progression rates of the conditions.

OCT, OCT-A Useful in Identifying VA Decline in Glaucoma

Several macular parameters were associated with vision loss in moderate to advanced stages.

Testing Twice a Year May Be Sufficient to Detect Glaucoma Progression

New research reports on OCT and OCT-A data according to different check-up frequencies.

Macular Cube Scans Pick Up More Nonglaucomatous Macular Pathology than GCA

Compared to the counterpart technology, this type of imaging may provide more preventative benefits.

24-2 VF Testing Better at Diagnosing Glaucoma than 10-2

The study found this to be especially true of mild macular damage.

Tablet-Based Perimetry Proves Ineffective for General Glaucoma Screening

Diagnostic accuracy of this approach was greater when testing for more advanced forms of the disease.

Not All Narrow-angle Patients Progress to Glaucoma

Older age increased the risk while cataract surgery seemed to decrease it.

Vertical C/D Ratio Can Help Monitor Non-glaucomatous Eyes

This new classification system kept track of disease transition rates over a 10-year period.

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