Glaucoma

Harry Quigley, MD, shares glaucoma pearls at SECOHarry Quigley, MD, of the Wilmer Eye Institute at John Hopkins shared some of his pearls for diagnosing and treating glaucoma during a special session at SECO.
Probability of blindness from glaucoma nearly halved since 1980The probability of blindness due to the serious eye disease glaucoma has decreased by nearly half since 1980, according to a study recently published in Ophthalmology.
Are you ready for online refraction?Patients will soon be able to undergo a refraction online through Opternative.com in a matter of minutes and for a fraction of the cost of a traditional exam, but the company doesn’t intend for its test to replace a complete eye exam.
Ophthalmic drug market expected to reach $21.6 billion globally in 2018According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global ophthalmic drugs market was valued at $16 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach an estimated value of $21.6 billion in 2018.
Prevent Blindness declares January National Glaucoma Awareness MonthPrevent Blindness and other eye health organizations have declared January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Prevent Blindness seeks to educate the public on the second leading cause of blindness, following cataracts, by providing free resources via online or by mail through its Glaucoma Learning Center.
ODs must be responsible for public misconception about optometryI didn’t get up screaming. I didn’t hurl my computer across the room. I didn’t even let my inferiority complex show through the emotions I was feeling. Instead, I calmly and politely wrote a short letter to the news organization explaining what optometrists are, and that glaucoma was what I, as an optometrist, spent most of my days dealing with.
Study: long-term use of oral contraceptives may lead to glaucomaAccording to a recent study, women who have taken oral contraceptives for 3 or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma. What do your patients need to know?
Better imaging detects glaucoma progression earlierIt may be possible to view early changes in the eye before the clinical symptoms of glaucoma become apparent. A better understanding of the structural changes in glaucoma could potentially allow for a better diagnosis of the disease. Using imaging devices, such as the adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO), clinicians can view sharper and higher-resolution images of the eye than current clinical instruments.
Study shows SLT reduces glaucoma-related blindness in the developing worldPatients in St. Lucia are well controlled and medication-free 1 year after SLT.
‘Together, we can TAKE on glaucoma’Direct your glaucoma patients to a new consumer-friendly Web site developed by the Glaucoma Foundation, the Alliance for Aging Research, and Merck.