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

Experimental Paper of the Month

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...

May 15, 2024

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

Clinical paper of the month

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)...

May 15, 2024

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

Tip of the month

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...

May 15, 2024

Intercellular communication atlas reveals Oprm1 as a neuroprotective factor for retinal ganglion cells

Experimental Paper of the Month

Intercellular communication atlas reveals Oprm1 as a neuroprotective factor for retinal ganglion cells

Previous studies of neuronal survival have primarily focused on identifying intrinsic mechanisms controlling the process. This study explored how...

April 15, 2024

Comparison of intraocular pressure profiles during the water drinking test and the modified diurnal tension curve

Clinical paper of the month

Comparison of intraocular pressure profiles during the water drinking test and the modified diurnal tension curve

Objectives: To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) during the water drinking test (WDT) and modified diurnal tension curve (mDTC) in open-angle...

April 15, 2024

Systemic β-blockers may have a heterogenous impact on glaucoma patients

Tip of the month

Systemic β-blockers may have a heterogenous impact on glaucoma patients

The Science behind the Tip Systemic β-blockers could reach the ciliary body epithelium and are associated with lower intraocular pressure. Thus,...

April 15, 2024

Hypotony Failure Criteria in Glaucoma Surgical Studies and Their Influence on Surgery Success

NGP Paper

Hypotony Failure Criteria in Glaucoma Surgical Studies and Their Influence on Surgery Success

PURPOSE: Review hypotony failure criteria used in glaucoma surgical outcome studies and evaluate their impact on success rates. DESIGN: Systematic...

March 14, 2024

A foundation model for generalizable disease detection from retinal images

Experimental Paper of the Month

A foundation model for generalizable disease detection from retinal images

Medical artificial intelligence (Al) offers great potential for recognizing signs of health conditions in retinal images and expediting the...

March 14, 2024

Cost-effectiveness of primary surgical versus primary medical management in the treatment of patients presenting with advanced glaucoma

Clinical paper of the month

Cost-effectiveness of primary surgical versus primary medical management in the treatment of patients presenting with advanced glaucoma

Synopsis: Advanced glaucoma is associated with sight loss. This within-trial economic evaluation compares medical and surgical management...

March 14, 2024

Beware of acute corneal oedema after SLT in selected patients

Tip of the month

Beware of acute corneal oedema after SLT in selected patients

The Science behind the Tip The increase in the practice of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has brought attention to rare side effects such as...

March 14, 2024

The relationship between multiple deprivation and severity of glaucoma at diagnosis

NGP Paper

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....

March 01, 2024

Various factors can result in discordance between gonioscopy and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) when assessing angle closure

Tip of the month

Various factors can result in discordance between gonioscopy and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) when assessing angle closure

The Science behind the Tip Gonioscopy remains the gold standard for confirming iridotrabecular contact and diagnosing angle closure.1 AS-OCT and...

February 12, 2024

Effective Treatment of Optic Neuropathies by Intraocular Delivery of MSC-sEVs through Augmenting the G-CSF-Macrophage Pathway

Experimental Paper of the Month

Effective Treatment of Optic Neuropathies by Intraocular Delivery of MSC-sEVs through Augmenting the G-CSF-Macrophage Pathway

Optic neuropathies, characterized by injury of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons of the optic nerve, cause incurable blindness worldwide....

February 12, 2024

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Optical Texture Analysis

Clinical paper of the month

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Optical Texture Analysis

PURPOSE: To apply retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) optical texture analysis (ROTA) to investigate the prevalence, patterns, and risk factors of...

February 12, 2024

A multi-cohort genome-wide association study in African ancestry individuals reveals risk loci for primary open-angle glaucoma.

Clinical paper of the month

A multi-cohort genome-wide association study in African ancestry individuals reveals risk loci for primary open-angle glaucoma.

PURPOSE: Glaucoma represents a pressing public health need among African ancestry individuals. This study provides novel insight into the genetic...

January 15, 2024

Integrating genetic regulation and single-cell expression with GWAS prioritizes causal genes and cell types for glaucoma

Experimental Paper of the Month

Integrating genetic regulation and single-cell expression with GWAS prioritizes causal genes and cell types for glaucoma

Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), characterized by retinal ganglion cell death, is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. However,...

January 15, 2024

Identifying a high polygenic risk for glaucoma will allow us to identify glaucoma patients at risk for rapid structural and functional glaucoma progression

Tip of the month

Identifying a high polygenic risk for glaucoma will allow us to identify glaucoma patients at risk for rapid structural and functional glaucoma progression

The Science behind the Tip The identification of an individual´s genetic risk of a disease is increasingly recognized as a tool in disease risk...

January 15, 2024

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty can be considered lifesaving treatment for the cornea when severe ocular disease co-exists with glaucoma

Tip of the month

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty can be considered lifesaving treatment for the cornea when severe ocular disease co-exists with glaucoma

The Science behind the Tip Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma are not uncommon in cases of cicatricial conjunctivitis (CC) such as...

December 17, 2023

Controlling donor and newborn neuron migration and maturation in the eye through microenvironment engineering

Experimental Paper of the Month

Controlling donor and newborn neuron migration and maturation in the eye through microenvironment engineering

Significance The “in silico–in vitro–in vivo” funnel holds significant potential for identifying targets to control cellular processes in research...

December 17, 2023

Validating Trend-Based End Points for Neuroprotection Trials in Glaucoma

Clinical paper of the month

Validating Trend-Based End Points for Neuroprotection Trials in Glaucoma

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the power of trend-based visual field (VF) progression end points against long-term development...

December 17, 2023

Risk Factors for Failure in Glaucoma Patients undergoing Microshunt Implantantion

NGP Paper

Risk Factors for Failure in Glaucoma Patients undergoing Microshunt Implantantion

PURPOSE: Evaluate risk factors for failure of Microshunt in glaucoma patients. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective cohort study. METHODS:250 eyes...

December 17, 2023

How Myopia and Glaucoma Influence the Biomechanical Susceptibility of the Optic Nerve Head

Experimental Paper of the Month

How Myopia and Glaucoma Influence the Biomechanical Susceptibility of the Optic Nerve Head

​ 1Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 2Ophthalmic Engineering & Innovation Laboratory, Singapore Eye...

November 15, 2023

European Glaucoma Society research priorities for glaucoma care

Clinical paper of the month

European Glaucoma Society research priorities for glaucoma care

Background/Aims: The goal of health research is to improve patients care and outcomes. Thus, it is essential that research addresses questions that...

November 15, 2023

Exfoliation (pseudoexfoliation) syndrome (XFS, with or without glaucoma) is associated with clinically significant non-vascular systemic diseases.

Tip of the month

Exfoliation (pseudoexfoliation) syndrome (XFS, with or without glaucoma) is associated with clinically significant non-vascular systemic diseases.

The Science behind the Tip Systemic vascular dysfunction in XFS patients and statistically significant associations of systemic diseases with XFS...

November 15, 2023

BIG DATA SIG

SIG Corner

BIG DATA SIG

SIG Corner Editor: Hana Abou Zeid Chair: Ananth Viswanathan Co-chair: Marta Pazos Mission To understand the genetic causes of glaucoma and the...

October 15, 2023