6 things you need to know: Genetic markers for glaucoma identifiedThe latest news and research you need to know about this week.
8 things you missed at ARVO and ACSRS 2016It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
How ODs can help combat depression in glaucoma patientsResearchers have found a significant correlation between depression and visual field loss in patients with glaucoma, according to a study in Ophthalmology.
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagement
Know your glaucoma surgery for better comanagementTreating and managing chronic glaucoma can be rewarding as an optometrist. The frequency of office visits to monitor this chronic disease provides ODs an opportunity to develop a close relationship with their patients while providing medical eye care.
Glaucoma and outer space: What’s the connection?What if glaucoma is actually a “two-pressure” disease caused by a differential between intraocular pressure (IOP) and cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp)?
Why retinal vasculature could aid glaucoma diagnosisCongenital anomalies, angle closure, and juvenile open-angle glaucoma aside, it can be generally agreed upon that glaucoma tends to be a disease of relatively older persons. This rings especially true in the arena of normal-tension glaucoma in which intraocular pressure (IOP) may play less of a causative role compared to vascular and hemodynamic dysfunction.
Hollow victory: Why our glaucoma victory felt meaningless
Hollow victory: Why our glaucoma victory felt meaninglessIt’s an oft-repeated mantra among those of us who treat glaucoma: The goal of glaucoma therapy is to maintain adequate functional vision until the patient dies. Like a lot of mantras, we spout it almost glibly.
Understanding drainage in glaucoma surgery
Understanding drainage in glaucoma surgeryIt is important for optometrists to be familiar with these devices and the rationale behind the device chosen. This article describes what each device is, how they work, complications, and postoperative care.
Drance hemorrhages and quarterly optic disc evaluationNot very long ago, a 55-year-old African-American female presented with complaints of redness in her right eye for one week’s duration with mild discomfort. Medical history was significant for arterial hypertension, which was reportedly controlled with an oral beta blocker.
Hot topics in dry eye and glaucomaLeaders in their respective specialties came together at the American Academy of Optometry 2015 meeting in New Orleans to share their latest research in dry eye and glaucoma.