Glaucoma

The importance of pachymetry and CCT
The importance of pachymetry and CCTReasons for thin CCT values as independent predictors of POAG have been relatively unclear, and there aren’t nearly as many studies concerning CCT as there are concerning risk factors such as IOP.
Managing healthy aging and visionSeems like everyone is focusing on baby boomers as they enter a new phase of their lives, but vision in particular is a big topic. And why wouldn’t it be? What is more critical to healthy aging than maintaining healthy vision?
Using glaucoma diagnostic imagingOver the last decade, there has been rapid growth in the management of glaucoma. Innovative imaging technologies that aid in the diagnosis of this vision-threatening disease have also been on the rise. Instead of relying on a single diagnostic tool, clinicians may consider leveraging the benefits of several modalities available today.
Diabetic eye diseases projected to increase
Diabetic eye diseases projected to increaseAccording to the National Eye Institute (NEI), 7.7 million people age 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy, and this number is projected to increase to approximately 11 million people by 2030.
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye color
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye colorYour patients may have seen wife of rapper T.I. and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris appear on Good Morning America this week to reveal she had undergone surgery to permanently change her brown eyes to “ice gray,” sparking a national conversation about the safety of such a procedure.
Bono says glaucoma is the reason for his trademark shades
Bono says glaucoma is the reason for his trademark shadesBono, the iconic Irish rocker and front man for band U2, recently revealed on The Graham Norton Show that he does not wear his avant-garde designer shades for fashion alone.
Deciding between glaucoma or physiologic cuppingBig optic nerves make me feel good. I find them easier to evaluate, and I don’t get as worked up about their respective big optic cups.
Reviewing an optic pit in a glaucoma suspect
Reviewing an optic pit in a glaucoma suspectA 24-year-old was referred to the Ocular Disease Service at UAB Eye Care for a glaucoma evaluation. Other than a history of spectacle correction for myopic refractive error, the personal ophthalmic history is negative.
Dr. Bowling: Snake oil scam claims to restore visionIf talk of online eye exams has gotten the optometric profession’s dander up, then what I’m about to share with you will send an OD’s blood pressure into the stratosphere.
Rethinking prostaglandin analogs side effectsI recently came across a journal publication describing a patient with Crohn’s disease and open-angle glaucoma.1 Essentially, the patient’s treatment with topical latanoprost was associated with an exacerbation of her Crohn’s disease.