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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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Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Number of Peripapillary OCT Scans Needed to Detect Glaucoma Worsening

Clinical paper of the month

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Number of Peripapillary OCT Scans Needed to Detect Glaucoma Worsening

Author(s): Chris Bradley (1), Kaihua Hou (2), Patrick Herbert (2), Mathias Unberath (2), Michael V Boland (3), Pradeep Ramulu (4), Jithin Yohannan...

March 01, 2023

Intracameral Injection of AAV-DJ.COMP-ANG1 Reduces the IOP of Mice by Reshaping the Trabecular Outflow Pathway

Experimental Paper of the Month

Intracameral Injection of AAV-DJ.COMP-ANG1 Reduces the IOP of Mice by Reshaping the Trabecular Outflow Pathway

Author(s): Yunsheng Qiao (1), Zhongmou Sun (2), Chen Tan (1), Junyi Lai (1), Xinghuai Sun (1,3,4), Junyi Chen (1,3,4) 1 Department of Ophthalmology...

February 28, 2023

Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study (NYC-SIGHT): Baseline Results and Costs of a Cluster-Randomized Trial

Clinical paper of the month

Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study (NYC-SIGHT): Baseline Results and Costs of a Cluster-Randomized Trial

Author(s): Lisa A Hark (1), Jason D Horowitz (2), Prakash Gorroochurn (3), Lisa Park (2), Qing Wang (2), Daniel F Diamond (2), Noga Harizman (2),...

February 28, 2023

Transconjunctival suturing techniques to treat over-filtration following trabeculectomy

Tip of the month

Transconjunctival suturing techniques to treat over-filtration following trabeculectomy

Hypotony is a recognised complication following filtration surgery such as trabeculectomy (1). Where this is due to over-filtration, intervention...

February 28, 2023

Cooperation of Angiopoietin-2 and Angiopoietin-4 in Schlemm's Canal Maintenance

Experimental Paper of the Month

Cooperation of Angiopoietin-2 and Angiopoietin-4 in Schlemm's Canal Maintenance

Author(s): Emmi Kapiainen (1,2,3), Harri Elamaa (1,2,3), Ilkka Miinalainen (2,3), Valerio Izzi (1,2,4,5), Lauri Eklund (1,2,3) 1 Oulu Center for...

January 31, 2023

Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) Trial: Six-Year Results of Primary Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty versus Eye Drops for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension

Clinical paper of the month

Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) Trial: Six-Year Results of Primary Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty versus Eye Drops for the Treatment of Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension

Author(s): Gus Gazzard (1), Evgenia Konstantakopoulou (2), David Garway-Heath (3), Mariam Adeleke (4), Victoria Vickerstaff (5), Gareth Ambler (6),...

January 31, 2023

Be aware of obstructive sleep apnoea as a risk factor for the development or progression of glaucoma

Tip of the month

Be aware of obstructive sleep apnoea as a risk factor for the development or progression of glaucoma

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) affects almost 1 billion people aged 30-69 years worldwide, of which 425 million have a moderate to severe OSA (1)....

January 31, 2023

Consider glaucoma drainage implant in patients with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome

Tip of the month

Consider glaucoma drainage implant in patients with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome

Glaucoma occurs in up to 70% of patients with iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) (1). Given the high failure rate of medical treatment,...

December 30, 2022

Estimating the Length of the Preclinical Detectable Phase for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Clinical paper of the month

Estimating the Length of the Preclinical Detectable Phase for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author(s): Johan Aspberg (1,2), Anders Heijl (1,2), Boel Bengtsson (1) 1 Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Ophthalmology, Lund University,...

December 29, 2022

Effect of trabeculectomy on the rate of progression of visual field damage

NGP Paper

Effect of trabeculectomy on the rate of progression of visual field damage

Author(s): Susanna Friederike Koenig (1,2), Giovanni Montesano (3,4), Clarissa Ern Hui Fang (5), David Paul Crabb (3), Hari Jayaram (5,4), Jonathan...

December 29, 2022

Thrombospondin 1 missense alleles induce extracellular matrix protein aggregation and TM dysfunction in congenital glaucoma

Experimental Paper of the Month

Thrombospondin 1 missense alleles induce extracellular matrix protein aggregation and TM dysfunction in congenital glaucoma

Author(s): Haojie Fu (1,2), Owen M Siggs (3,4), Lachlan Sw Knight (3), Sandra E Staffieri (5,6,7), Jonathan B Ruddle (7), Amy E Birsner (1), Edward...

December 29, 2022

Consider axial length as an important parameter for your surgical decision in childhood glaucoma patients

Tip of the month

Consider axial length as an important parameter for your surgical decision in childhood glaucoma patients

Publishing date: November 2022 Primary congenital glaucoma leads to blindness if not treated adequate. Typical symptoms are epiphora, photophobia...

December 19, 2022

Association of High Polygenic Risk With Visual Field Worsening Despite Treatment in Early Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Clinical paper of the month

Association of High Polygenic Risk With Visual Field Worsening Despite Treatment in Early Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma

Author(s): Owen M Siggs (1,2), Ayub Qassim (1), Xikun Han (3), Henry N Marshall (1), Sean Mullany (1), Weixiong He (3), Emmanuelle Souzeau (1),...

November 30, 2022

Relative Contributions of Intraocular and Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressures to the Biomechanics of the Lamina Cribrosa and Laminar Neural Tissues

Experimental Paper of the Month

Relative Contributions of Intraocular and Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressures to the Biomechanics of the Lamina Cribrosa and Laminar Neural Tissues

Author(s): Alireza Karimi (1), Reza Razaghi (1), Seyed Mohammadali Rahmati (2), Christopher A Girkin (1), J Crawford Downs (1) 1 Department of...

November 30, 2022

Consider axial length as an important parameter for your surgical decision in childhood glaucoma patients

Tip of the month

Consider axial length as an important parameter for your surgical decision in childhood glaucoma patients

Primary congenital glaucoma leads to blindness if not treated adequate. Typical symptoms are epiphora, photophobia and blepharospasm. The elevated...

November 30, 2022

Long-Term Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Exfoliation Glaucoma/Glaucoma Suspect among US Health Professionals

Clinical paper of the month

Long-Term Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Exfoliation Glaucoma/Glaucoma Suspect among US Health Professionals

Author(s): Akiko Hanyuda (1), Bernard A Rosner (2), Janey L Wiggs (3), Kazuno Negishi (4), Louis R Pasquale (5), Jae H Kang (6) 1 Department of...

October 31, 2022

METTL23 mutation alters histone H3R17 methylation in normal-tension glaucoma

Experimental Paper of the Month

METTL23 mutation alters histone H3R17 methylation in normal-tension glaucoma

Author(s): Yang Pan (1), Akiko Suga (1), Itaru Kimura (2), Chojiro Kimura (3), Yuriko Minegishi (1), Mao Nakayama (1), Kazutoshi Yoshitake (1),...

October 31, 2022

Consider evaluation of corneal endothelial cell count in pseudoexfoliation patients undergoing surgery

Tip of the month

Consider evaluation of corneal endothelial cell count in pseudoexfoliation patients undergoing surgery

Corneal endothelial cell loss may lead to corneal decompensation with loss of vision, which may necessitate future endothelial transplantation for...

October 31, 2022

Classification of Visual Field Abnormalities in Highly Myopic Eyes without Pathologic Change

Clinical paper of the month

Classification of Visual Field Abnormalities in Highly Myopic Eyes without Pathologic Change

Author(s): Fengbin Lin (1), Shida Chen (1), Yunhe Song (1), Fei Li (1), Wei Wang (1), Zhenni Zhao (2), Xinbo Gao (1), Peiyuan Wang (1), Ling Jin...

September 30, 2022

Single-cell transcriptome analysis of regenerating RGCs reveals potent glaucoma neural repair genes

Experimental Paper of the Month

Single-cell transcriptome analysis of regenerating RGCs reveals potent glaucoma neural repair genes

Author(s): Liang Li (1), Fang Fang (2), Xue Feng (1), Pei Zhuang (1), Haoliang Huang (1), Pingting Liu (1), Liang Liu (1), Adam Z Xu (3), Lei S Qi...

September 30, 2022

When glaucoma is not glaucoma

Tip of the month

When glaucoma is not glaucoma

An increased excavation of the optic nerve head is usually associated to glaucoma, but other optic neuropathies may also display an increased...

September 30, 2022

External Validation and Clinical Applicability of Two Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Risk Calculators for Detecting Glaucoma

NGP Paper

External Validation and Clinical Applicability of Two Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Risk Calculators for Detecting Glaucoma

Author(s): Néstor Ventura-Abreu (1), Marc Biarnés (2), Sofia Batlle-Ferrando (1), María Teresa Carrión-Donderis (1), Rafael Castro-Domínguez (1),...

September 30, 2022

Next Generation Partnership SIG

SIG Corner

Next Generation Partnership SIG

SIG Corner Editor: Hana Abouzeid Chair: Gauti Johannesson Co-chairs: Esther Hoffmann, Anthony Khawaja, Francesco Oddone The goal of this SIG is to...

July 31, 2022

Comparison of the Effects of Latanoprostene Bunod and Timolol on Retinal Blood Vessel Density: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Clinical paper of the month

Comparison of the Effects of Latanoprostene Bunod and Timolol on Retinal Blood Vessel Density: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Author(s): Nevin W El-Nimri (1), Sasan Moghimi (1), Rafaella C Penteado (1), Elham Ghahari (1), Diya Yang (2), Nicole Brye (1), James Proudfoot...

July 31, 2022

Core transcription programs controlling injury-induced neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells

Experimental Paper of the Month

Core transcription programs controlling injury-induced neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells

Author(s): Feng Tian (1), Yuyan Cheng (2), Songlin Zhou (1), Qianbin Wang (1), Aboozar Monavarfeshani (3), Kun Gao (2), Weiqian Jiang (1), Riki...

July 30, 2022