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  • TGFβ Signaling Dysregulation May Contribute to COL4A1-Related Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage

    Purpose: Mutations in the genes encoding type IV collagen alpha 1 (COL4A1) and alpha 2 (COL4A2) cause a multisystem disorder that includes ocular...

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    TGFβ Signaling Dysregulation May Contribute to COL4A1-Related Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage

    TGFβ Signaling Dysregulation May Contribute to COL4A1-Related Glaucomatous Optic Nerve Damage

    Purpose: Mutations in the genes encoding type IV collagen alpha 1 (COL4A1) and alpha 2 (COL4A2)...

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  • Racial Differences in Diagnostic Accuracy of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT)...

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    Racial Differences in Diagnostic Accuracy of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Racial Differences in Diagnostic Accuracy of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

    Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) by...

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  • Disease progression, despite intraocular pressure, should guide escalation of treatment in glaucoma

    The Science behind the Tip The objective of clinical intervention in patients with glaucoma is to slow down disease progression. Intraocular...

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    Disease progression, despite intraocular pressure, should guide escalation of treatment in glaucoma

    Disease progression, despite intraocular pressure, should guide escalation of treatment in glaucoma

    The Science behind the Tip The objective of clinical intervention in patients with glaucoma is to...

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  • The relationship between multiple deprivation and severity of glaucoma at diagnosis

    BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation is associated with higher odds of chronic diseases, with many individuals living with more than one illness....

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    The relationship between multiple deprivation and severity of glaucoma at diagnosis

    The relationship between multiple deprivation and severity of glaucoma at diagnosis

    BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic deprivation is associated with higher odds of chronic diseases, with...

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  • Plasma metabolite profile for primary open-angle glaucoma in three US cohorts and the UK Biobank

    Author(s): Oana A Zeleznik ° (1,2), Jae H Kang ° (3,4), Jessica Lasky-Su (3,4), A Heather Eliassen (3,4,5,6), Lisa Frueh (3), Clary B Clish (7),...

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    Plasma metabolite profile for primary open-angle glaucoma in three US cohorts and the UK Biobank

    Plasma metabolite profile for primary open-angle glaucoma in three US cohorts and the UK Biobank

    Author(s): Oana A Zeleznik ° (1,2), Jae H Kang ° (3,4), Jessica Lasky-Su (3,4), A Heather...

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  • Be aware of the potential influence of the vitreoretinal interface when interpreting OCT images of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in glaucoma patients

    Vitreous traction can cause artifacts that may obscure RNFL thinning, potentially leading to misinterpretation of disease progression. Studies have...

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    Be aware of the potential influence of the vitreoretinal interface when interpreting OCT images of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in glaucoma patients

    Be aware of the potential influence of the vitreoretinal interface when interpreting OCT images of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in glaucoma patients

    Vitreous traction can cause artifacts that may obscure RNFL thinning, potentially leading to...

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  • Placebo effect and its determinants in ocular hypotensive therapy: meta-analysis and multiple meta-regression analysis

    Author(s): Sooyeon Choe (1), Young Kook Kim (2), Woosuk Chung (3), Donghyun Ko (3), Marvin Lee (4), Sung Ryul Shim (5), Ahnul Ha (6) 1 Department...

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    Placebo effect and its determinants in ocular hypotensive therapy: meta-analysis and multiple meta-regression analysis

    Placebo effect and its determinants in ocular hypotensive therapy: meta-analysis and multiple meta-regression analysis

    Author(s): Sooyeon Choe (1), Young Kook Kim (2), Woosuk Chung (3), Donghyun Ko (3), Marvin Lee...

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  • Angle Closure SIG

    SIG Corner Editor: Hana Abouzeid Chair: John Thygesen Co-chair: Gus Gazzard The goal of this SIG is to further the promotion of knowledge about the...

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    Angle Closure SIG

    Angle Closure SIG

    SIG Corner Editor: Hana Abouzeid Chair: John Thygesen Co-chair: Gus Gazzard The goal of this SIG...

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  • Comparison of Trabeculectomy Outcomes Performed by Residents in Training and Ophthalmologists

    Author(s): Mário Lima-Fontes (1), Ana Faria-Pereira (1), Mariana Leuzinger-Dias (1), Marta Inês Silva (1), João Barbosa-Breda (1,2,3), Joana Araújo...

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    Comparison of Trabeculectomy Outcomes Performed by Residents in Training and Ophthalmologists

    Comparison of Trabeculectomy Outcomes Performed by Residents in Training and Ophthalmologists

    Author(s): Mário Lima-Fontes (1), Ana Faria-Pereira (1), Mariana Leuzinger-Dias (1), Marta Inês...

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  • Oral acetazolamide (Diamox) is known to lower intraocular pressure, but it can very rarely cause acute bilateral angle closure with severely elevated intraocular pressure

    The mechanism is thought to be an idiosyncratic reaction to sulphonamides, similar to that which can occur with drugs such as topiramate. The...

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    Oral acetazolamide (Diamox) is known to lower intraocular pressure, but it can very rarely cause acute bilateral angle closure with severely elevated intraocular pressure

    Oral acetazolamide (Diamox) is known to lower intraocular pressure, but it can very rarely cause acute bilateral angle closure with severely elevated intraocular pressure

    The mechanism is thought to be an idiosyncratic reaction to sulphonamides, similar to that which...

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  • Cataract Surgery in Patients with Functioning Glaucoma Filtration Surgery

    The accelerated development of cataract is frequently seen in the years following glaucoma filtration surgery (1). Cataract surgery causes anterior...

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    Cataract Surgery in Patients with Functioning Glaucoma Filtration Surgery

    Cataract Surgery in Patients with Functioning Glaucoma Filtration Surgery

    The accelerated development of cataract is frequently seen in the years following glaucoma...

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Be aware of IOP elevation in children treated with systemic glucocorticoids

Tip of the month

Be aware of IOP elevation in children treated with systemic glucocorticoids

Children have a high risk of developing IOP elevation with topical steroid-treatment, but may also develop it after systemic treatment (1–3). The...

July 30, 2022

Screening for Glaucoma in Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Clinical paper of the month

Screening for Glaucoma in Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

Author(s): Roger Chou (1), Shelley Selph (1,2), Ian Blazina (1), Christina Bougatsos (1), Rebecca Jungbauer (1), Rongwei Fu (1,3), Sara Grusing...

June 30, 2022

Intelligent wireless theranostic contact lens for electrical sensing and regulation of intraocular pressure

Experimental Paper of the Month

Intelligent wireless theranostic contact lens for electrical sensing and regulation of intraocular pressure

Author(s): Cheng Yang (1), Qianni Wu (2), Junqing Liu (3), Jingshan Mo (1), Xiangling Li (1,4), Chengduan Yang (1,5), Ziqi Liu (1), Jingbo Yang...

June 30, 2022

UGH syndrome should be considered in every pseudophakic patient, with active unilateral inflammation and elevated intraocular pressure

Tip of the month

UGH syndrome should be considered in every pseudophakic patient, with active unilateral inflammation and elevated intraocular pressure

Uveitis-Glaucoma-Hyphaema (UGH) Syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by iris transillumination defects, microhyphaemas and pigmentary...

June 30, 2022

Intravenous hypertonic saline to reduce intraocular pressure: the effect of splitting the bolus

NGP Paper

Intravenous hypertonic saline to reduce intraocular pressure: the effect of splitting the bolus

Author(s): Pia Inborr (1), Mika Harju (1), Tero T Kivelä (1) 1 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University...

June 30, 2022

Hypotony-related complications, not numerical hypotony, should alarm the clinician

Tip of the month

Hypotony-related complications, not numerical hypotony, should alarm the clinician

Chronic hypotony, defined as a pressure of ≤5 mmHg for >3 months, may occur after glaucoma surgery (1,2). Despite being traditionally regarded...

May 31, 2022

Nicotinamide and Pyruvate for Neuroenhancement in Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Clinical paper of the month

Nicotinamide and Pyruvate for Neuroenhancement in Open-Angle Glaucoma: A Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial

Author(s): Carlos Gustavo De Moraes (1), Simon W M John (1,2,3), Pete A Williams (4), Dana M Blumberg (1), George A Cioffi (1), Jeffrey M Liebmann...

May 31, 2022

Monocyte-derived SDF1 supports optic nerve regeneration and alters retinal ganglion cells' response to Pten deletion

Experimental Paper of the Month

Monocyte-derived SDF1 supports optic nerve regeneration and alters retinal ganglion cells' response to Pten deletion

Author(s): Lili Xie (1,2), Ling-Ping Cen (1,2 3), Yiqing Li (1,2,4), Hui-Ya Gilbert (1,2), Oleksandr Strelko (1,2), Cynthia Berlinicke (5,6,7,8),...

May 31, 2022

When choosing a glaucoma operation, be guided by the target intra-ocular pressure (IOP)

Tip of the month

When choosing a glaucoma operation, be guided by the target intra-ocular pressure (IOP)

In recent years, we have seen a vast expansion of incisional surgical techniques for glaucoma with a wide range of long-term efficacy and safety...

April 30, 2022

Is Genetic Risk for Sleep Apnea Causally Linked With Glaucoma Susceptibility?

Clinical paper of the month

Is Genetic Risk for Sleep Apnea Causally Linked With Glaucoma Susceptibility?

Author(s): Nathan Ingold (1,2), Adrian I Campos (1,3), Xikun Han (1,3), Jue-Sheng Ong (1), Puya Gharahkhani (1), David A Mackey (4), Miguel E...

April 30, 2022

Is Genetic Risk for Sleep Apnea Causally Linked With Glaucoma Susceptibility?

Experimental Paper of the Month

Is Genetic Risk for Sleep Apnea Causally Linked With Glaucoma Susceptibility?

Author(s): Nathan Ingold (1,2), Adrian I Campos (1,3), Xikun Han (1,3), Jue-Sheng Ong (1), Puya Gharahkhani (1), David A Mackey (4), Miguel E...

April 30, 2022

Be aware of glaucoma therapy-related ocular surface disease when planning filtration surgery!

Tip of the month

Be aware of glaucoma therapy-related ocular surface disease when planning filtration surgery!

Glaucoma eye drops, especially when containing preservatives, are responsible for clinical or subclinical ocular surface alterations (1). Amongst...

March 31, 2022

Policy-Driven, Multimodal Deep Learning for Predicting Visual Fields from the Optic Disc and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

Clinical paper of the month

Policy-Driven, Multimodal Deep Learning for Predicting Visual Fields from the Optic Disc and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging

Author(s): Yuka Kihara (1), Giovanni Montesano (2), Andrew Chen (1), Nishani Amerasinghe (3), Chrysostomos Dimitriou (4), Aby Jacob (3), Almira...

March 31, 2022

Pericyte dysfunction and loss of interpericyte tunneling nanotubes promote neurovascular deficits in glaucoma

Experimental Paper of the Month

Pericyte dysfunction and loss of interpericyte tunneling nanotubes promote neurovascular deficits in glaucoma

Author(s): Luis Alarcon-Martinez (1,2), Yukihiro Shiga (3,2), Deborah Villafranca-Baughman )3,2), Nicolas Belforte (3,2), Heberto Quintero (3,2),...

March 31, 2022

Intraocular Pressure and Its Relation to Ocular Geometry: Results From the Gutenberg Health Study

NGP Paper

Intraocular Pressure and Its Relation to Ocular Geometry: Results From the Gutenberg Health Study

Author(s): Esther M Hoffmann (1), Fidan Aghayeva (1), Felix M Wagner (1), Achim Fiess (1), Markus Nagler (2), Thomas Münzel (3,4), Philipp S Wild...

March 30, 2022

When prescribing Latanoprost, don’t forget about potential cardiovascular side effects

Tip of the month

When prescribing Latanoprost, don’t forget about potential cardiovascular side effects

Prostaglandin analogues are advised as first line treatment for chronic open angle glaucoma by the European Glaucoma Society Guidelines for their...

February 28, 2022

The Weiss ring, a major confounding factor for measurements of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness

Clinical paper of the month

The Weiss ring, a major confounding factor for measurements of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness

Author(s): Min-Woo Lee (1), Min-Su Kim (2), Hwa-Young Yu (1), Kee-Sup Park (1), Young-Hoon Lee (1), Jung-Yeul Kim (3) 1 Department of...

February 28, 2022

GWAS identifies two common loci associated with pigment dispersion syndrome/pigmentary glaucoma and implicate myopia in its development

Experimental Paper of the Month

GWAS identifies two common loci associated with pigment dispersion syndrome/pigmentary glaucoma and implicate myopia in its development

Author(s): Mark J Simcoe (1), Ameet Shah (2), Baojian Fan (3), Hélène Choquet (4), Nicole Weisschuh (5), Naushin H Waseem (6), Chen Jiang (4),...

February 28, 2022

Neuroprotection SIG

SIG Corner

Neuroprotection SIG

SIG Corner Editor: Hana Abouzeid Chair: Maria Francesca Cordeiro Co-chair: Miriam Kolko SIG neuroprotection keeps an eye on new initiatives within...

February 21, 2022

Unilateral ocular hypertension: have a look at the corneal endothelium

Tip of the month

Unilateral ocular hypertension: have a look at the corneal endothelium

Unilateral ocular hypertension or glaucoma is often associated with secondary causes that should be explored to ascertain the visual prognosis and...

January 31, 2022

Diagnostic assessment of glaucoma and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies via optical texture analysis of the retinal nerve fibre layer

Clinical paper of the month

Diagnostic assessment of glaucoma and non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies via optical texture analysis of the retinal nerve fibre layer

Author(s): Christopher Kai Shun Leung (1,2,3,4), Alexander Ka Ngai Lam (5), Robert Neal Weinreb (6), David F Garway-Heath (7), Marco Yu (8), Philip...

January 31, 2022

Phase 1b Randomized Controlled Study of Short Course Topical Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF) for Neuroenhancement in Glaucoma: Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy Measure Outcomes

Experimental Paper of the Month

Phase 1b Randomized Controlled Study of Short Course Topical Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor (rhNGF) for Neuroenhancement in Glaucoma: Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy Measure Outcomes

Author(s): Gala Beykin (1), Laurel Stell (1), Muhammad Sohail Halim (1), Mariana Nuñez (1), Lilia Popova (1), Bac T Nguyen (1), Sylvia L Groth (1),...

January 31, 2022

Mind the depth – forward displacement of the lens-iris diaphragm and myopic shift after ophthalmic surgery is suggestive of aqueous misdirection

Tip of the month

Mind the depth – forward displacement of the lens-iris diaphragm and myopic shift after ophthalmic surgery is suggestive of aqueous misdirection

Aqueous misdirection is a serious condition with potentially higher prevalence than expected. Predominantly observed after ocular surgery,...

December 31, 2021

Attitudes towards polygenic risk testing in individuals with glaucoma

Clinical paper of the month

Attitudes towards polygenic risk testing in individuals with glaucoma

Author(s): Georgina L Hollitt (1), Owen M Siggs (2), Bronwyn Ridge (2), Miriam C Keane (2), David A Mackey (3), Stuart MacGregor (4), Alex W Hewitt...

December 31, 2021

Cellular crosstalk regulates the aqueous humor outflow pathway and provides new targets for glaucoma therapies

Experimental Paper of the Month

Cellular crosstalk regulates the aqueous humor outflow pathway and provides new targets for glaucoma therapies

Author(s): Benjamin R Thomson (1,2), Pan Liu (1,2), Tuncer Onay (1), Jing Du (1,2), Stuart W Tompson (3), Sol Misener (1,2), Raj R Purohit (1,2),...

December 31, 2021