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  • 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...

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

    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...

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  • 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...

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    A foundation model for generalizable disease detection from retinal images

    A foundation model for generalizable disease detection from retinal images

    Medical artificial intelligence (Al) offers great potential for recognizing signs of health...

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  • 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...

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

    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...

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  • 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...

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    Beware of acute corneal oedema after SLT in selected patients

    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)...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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My personal way to estimate whether a patient is at risk for wipeout following glaucoma surgery, is to perform a confrontation visual field with a red-topped bottle

Tip of the month

My personal way to estimate whether a patient is at risk for wipeout following glaucoma surgery, is to perform a confrontation visual field with a red-topped bottle

This should be done monocularly with the bottle moved from the area of scotoma towards fixation. One must ensure that the patient is constantly...

March 31, 2021

Protrudin functions from the endoplasmic reticulum to support axon regeneration in the adult CNS

Experimental Paper of the Month

Protrudin functions from the endoplasmic reticulum to support axon regeneration in the adult CNS

Author(s): Veselina Petrova (1), Craig S Pearson (2), Jared Ching (3,4,5), James R Tribble (6), Andrea G Solano (2), Yunfei Yang (5), Fiona M Love...

March 31, 2021

Correlations Between Subjective Evaluation of Quality of Life, Visual Field Loss, and Performance in Simulated Activities of Daily Living in Glaucoma Patients

NGP Paper

Correlations Between Subjective Evaluation of Quality of Life, Visual Field Loss, and Performance in Simulated Activities of Daily Living in Glaucoma Patients

Author(s): Line Azoulay-Sebban (1), Zhanlin Zhao (2,3), Ariel Zenouda (1), Marco Lombardi (1,4), Emmanuel Gutman (1), Emmanuelle Brasnu (4),...

March 30, 2021

Patient Co-operation is Essential to Achieve IOP-Lowering and Successful Outcomes

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Patient Co-operation is Essential to Achieve IOP-Lowering and Successful Outcomes

Pearls Manager: Hari Jayaram Adherence and continued usage of (“persistence”) prescribed glaucoma management is necessary to achieve sustained IOP...

March 30, 2021

Glaucoma associated with retinal detachment

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Glaucoma associated with retinal detachment

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Retinal detachment is usually associated with reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) but long standing retinal...

March 20, 2021

Consider IOP monitoring and prophylactic treatment in patients undergoing repeat intravitreal anti-VEGF injections

Tip of the month

Consider IOP monitoring and prophylactic treatment in patients undergoing repeat intravitreal anti-VEGF injections

Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections are now in widespread use for a plethora of retinal diseases. It is...

February 28, 2021

Anatomical Changes and Predictors of Angle Widening After Laser Peripheral Iridotomy: The Zhongshan Angle Closure Prevention Trial

Clinical paper of the month

Anatomical Changes and Predictors of Angle Widening After Laser Peripheral Iridotomy: The Zhongshan Angle Closure Prevention Trial

Author(s): Benjamin Y Xu (1), David S Friedman (2), Paul J Foster (3), Yu Jiang (4), Anmol A Pardeshi (5), Yuzhen Jiang (4), Beatriz Munoz (6), Tin...

February 28, 2021

Longitudinal Changes in Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Metrics in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma With High Myopia: A Prospective Study

Experimental Paper of the Month

Longitudinal Changes in Macular Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Metrics in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma With High Myopia: A Prospective Study

Author(s): Fengbin Lin (1), Fei Li (1), Kai Gao (1), Wanbing He (1), Jun Zeng (1), Yu Chen (1), Meiling Chen (1), Weijing Cheng (1), Yunhe Song...

February 28, 2021

Visual Field Progression

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Visual Field Progression

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Visual field progression analyses may be event or trend-based. Trend analyses quantify rate of progression, usually...

February 21, 2021

Anxiety associated with glaucoma

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Anxiety associated with glaucoma

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Diagnosis with glaucoma is a moment of anxiety for patients that can be mitigated by provision of timely support and...

February 20, 2021

In glaucoma patients with anterior uveitis using brimonidine, one must consider `brimonidine-associated uveitis` to avoid misdiagnosis and over-treatment

Tip of the month

In glaucoma patients with anterior uveitis using brimonidine, one must consider `brimonidine-associated uveitis` to avoid misdiagnosis and over-treatment

Raised intraocular pressure (IOP) and secondary glaucoma due to underlying uveitis is a well-acknowledged phenomenon (1). The clinician should...

January 31, 2021

Glaucoma-Related Adverse Events at 10 Years in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Clinical paper of the month

Glaucoma-Related Adverse Events at 10 Years in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Author(s): Sharon F Freedman (1), Allen D Beck (2), Azhar Nizam (3), Deborah K Vanderveen (4), David A Plager (5), David G Morrison (6), Carolyn D...

January 31, 2021

Peripapillary sclera exhibits a v-shaped configuration that is more pronounced in glaucoma eyes

Experimental Paper of the Month

Peripapillary sclera exhibits a v-shaped configuration that is more pronounced in glaucoma eyes

Author(s): Xiaofei Wang (1), Tin A Tun (2,3), Monisha Esther Nongpiur (3,4), Hla M Htoon (3), Yih Chung Tham (3), Nicholas G Strouthidis (5,6), Tin...

January 31, 2021

Anterior chamber angle imaging cannot replace gonioscopy

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Anterior chamber angle imaging cannot replace gonioscopy

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Anterior chamber angle imaging devices can be useful to identify the iris configuration of a narrow angle, to assess...

January 30, 2021

Glaucoma associated with retinal detachment

Pearl

Glaucoma associated with retinal detachment

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Retinal detachment is usually associated with reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) but long standing retinal...

January 30, 2021

The side effects of timolol and other beta-adrenergic antagonists on the cardiovascular and pulmonary system in predisposed patients should not be underestimated

Tip of the month

The side effects of timolol and other beta-adrenergic antagonists on the cardiovascular and pulmonary system in predisposed patients should not be underestimated

Since 1976 beta-adrenergic antagonists have established their role in the effective lowering of the intraocular pressure. The potential side...

December 31, 2020

Risk Factors for Visual Field Deterioration in the United Kingdom Glaucoma Treatment Study

Clinical paper of the month

Risk Factors for Visual Field Deterioration in the United Kingdom Glaucoma Treatment Study

Author(s): Panayiota Founti (1), Catey Bunce (2), Anthony P Khawaja (3), Caroline J Doré (4), Jibran Mohamed-Noriega (3), David F Garway-Heath (3),...

December 31, 2020

Metabolomic profiling of aqueous humor from glaucoma patients - The metabolomics in surgical ophthalmological patients (MISO) study

Experimental Paper of the Month

Metabolomic profiling of aqueous humor from glaucoma patients - The metabolomics in surgical ophthalmological patients (MISO) study

Author(s): João Barbosa Breda (1), Anca Croitor Sava (2), Uwe Himmelreich (2), Alix Somers (3), Christophe Matthys (4), Amândio Rocha Sousa (5),...

December 31, 2020

The Mont Blanc Study: The effect of altitude on intra ocular pressure and central corneal thickness

NGP Paper

The Mont Blanc Study: The effect of altitude on intra ocular pressure and central corneal thickness

Author(s): Carlo Bruttini (1), Alice Verticchio Vercellin (1,2,3), Catherine Klersy (4), Annalisa De Silvestri (4), Carmine Tinelli (4), Ivano Riva...

December 30, 2020

Optical coherence tomography for glaucoma diagnosis

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Optical coherence tomography for glaucoma diagnosis

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Optical coherence tomography (OCT) on its own does not provide a clinical diagnosis of glaucoma, just a statistical...

December 30, 2020

Trabecular meshwork bypass surgery should be avoided if high episcleral venous pressure is suspected

Tip of the month

Trabecular meshwork bypass surgery should be avoided if high episcleral venous pressure is suspected

The intraocular pressure lowering effect of procedures that attempt to enhance flow of aqueous into Schlemm’s canal by bypassing or cutting the...

November 30, 2020

Neuroprotection SIG

SIG Corner

Neuroprotection SIG

SIG Corner Editor: João Barbosa Breda Chair: Francesca Cordeiro Co-chair: Miriam Kolko The goal of this SIG is to increase ophthalmologists’...

November 30, 2020

Minimally invasive and micro incisional glaucoma surgery

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Minimally invasive and micro incisional glaucoma surgery

Pearls Manager: Andrew Tatham Surgical procedures that entail less tissue manipulation with the expectation of a better safety profile and quicker...

November 30, 2020

Haemodialysis can cause an acute rise in intraocular pressure

Tip of the month

Haemodialysis can cause an acute rise in intraocular pressure

Haemodialysis (HD) can reportedly induce a sudden rise in intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with neovascular (NVG) (1) and pseudo-exfoliative...

October 31, 2020

Longitudinal Macular Ganglion Cell-Inner Plexiform Layer Measurements to Detect Glaucoma Progression in High Myopia

Clinical paper of the month

Longitudinal Macular Ganglion Cell-Inner Plexiform Layer Measurements to Detect Glaucoma Progression in High Myopia

Author(s): Joong Won Shin (1), Min Kyung Song (1), Kyung Rim Sung (2) 1 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Asan...

October 31, 2020