Glaucoma

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.
09/27/2022

Smoking Intensity Associated with Glaucoma Progression

The more packs per year, the higher the RNFL thinning rate, a recent study finds.
09/22/2022

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.
09/21/2022

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

Several macular parameters were associated with vision loss in moderate to advanced stages.
09/19/2022

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.
09/14/2022

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.
09/13/2022

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

The study found this to be especially true of mild macular damage.
09/09/2022

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.
09/08/2022

Not All Narrow-angle Patients Progress to Glaucoma

Older age increased the risk while cataract surgery seemed to decrease it.
09/08/2022

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.
08/30/2022

Upcoming Events

November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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