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Latest tonometry devices all have their pluses and minusesYvonne Buys, MD, says ophthalmologists can choose from a range of the latest devices for measuring IOP, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. While new technology continues to emerge, Dr. Buys provides an overview of tonometer technology.
9 things glaucoma patients want to knowIt is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to Know
First in Class Drug for Glaucoma: What Pharmacists Need to KnowNetarsudil opthalmis solution (Rhopressa, Aerie Pharmaceuticals), is approved by the FDA for treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) options
Know your minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) optionsMinimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) can help your patients with mild or moderate glaucoma. In order to recommend this treatment option, ODs must know what's available and which patients are good candidates. Barbara Fluder, OD, outlines the most common procedures.
Benefits of color vison testing in diabetesODs may wish to incorporate color vision testing when working with patients having diabetes. A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE, talks about the importance of these tests, incorporating them into day-to-day exams, and devices available.
Involve patients in monitoring IOP
Involve patients in monitoring IOPMonitoring and measuring a glaucoma patient's intraocular pressure can be challenging with patients' busy schedules. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, gives his reasons why home tonometry can help drive a treatment partnership between doctor and patient.
Investigating strains on ONH tissue key to unraveling mystery of glaucomaInvestigations of the biomechanical changes in the optic nerve head may eventually lead to improvements in therapies for patients with glaucoma.
Single-use MIGS device demonstrates significant reduction in IOP in retrospective studyTrabecular bypass procedures have become a viable option for glaucoma treatment. The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) facilitates ab interno trabeculectomy by employing a single-use, micro-engineered excision blade that makes precise parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of the Schlemm’s canal to enhance aqueous outflow. A recent study highlights the effectiveness of its application.
Electroretinography: Out of the laboratory and into the clinicOCT has many benefits, yet falls short of reliably diagnosing and managing retinopathies and glaucoma. ERG remains the stalwart method for this application and this article highlights how technological advancements have enabled its introduction to the clinic.
Cataract, glaucoma collision sparks MIGS, other innovationThe 2017 Charles D. Kelman Lecture touched on three main areas—from the teaching of the phaco technique during the early years of phaco to use of phaco in glaucoma patients to the introduction of phaco to surgeons in developing countries.