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Drug delivery systems could improve poor adherenceJonathan S. Myers, MD, reports that intraocular drug delivery systems could help solve the problem of poor adherence in patients taking glaucoma medications. Implanted in the eye, the systems would allow for glaucoma drugs to gradually dissolve or elute medication.
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.
No strategies exist to lower glaucoma risk; healthy habits offer starting pointAlthough there are no scientifically proven ways to prevent glaucoma, healthy habits–such as moderate exercise, regular visual check-ups, and eating green, leafy vegetables–represent a good starting point for a prevention strategy.
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.
New glaucoma therapy offers first drug option in years
Glaucoma experiences transformative growth as a subspecialtyAfter decades of slow, but steady, progress in the advancement of glaucoma as a subspecialty, the last quarter century has seen tremendous innovation in this field.
Ocular perfusion pressure, cerebrospinal fluid pressure: New players in glaucoma
The hyphema that keeps on givingPersistent bleeding in a glaucoma patient with neovascular glaucoma after metastatic renal carcinoma requires a range of surgical methods to treat.
The dangers of starting and stopping glaucoma treatmentThe notion of patients not coming in as advised for eye examinations can be troubling. For example, when a patient has an eye disease as potentially significant as glaucoma and chooses to ignore its presence, there is cause for concern on the part of the doctor.