Tears May Harbor Evidence of POAG

By evaluating the cytokine profile, doctors may be able to identify glaucoma.

Analysis Confirms Merit of First-Line SLT

The laser procedure proved to be a safe and effective method of easing the medication burden.

Data Lacking on Effects of BAK-preserved Drops

A systematic review cannot recommend a widespread switch away from the preservative, as it could not identify any clinically relevant differences.

Post-SLT Particles Linked to Reduced IOP

As the pressure dropped, more spots were observed.

Partial PVD Associated with Thicker RNFL

Keep this finding in mind when assessing glaucoma suspects.

How Do OCT Devices for Glaucoma Compare?

An in-person review of four unique instruments helps provide insight on what each can offer glaucoma patients.

Corneal ‘Speckle’ Can Predict Glaucoma

Using OCT, this structural change glaucoma suspects looked a lot more like confirmed patients than like healthy controls.

Pigmentary Glaucoma May Run in the Family

However, POAG didn’t appear to share any genetic links with this condition.

En Face OCT Influences Treatment Decisions

Doctors were more likely to suggest starting a glaucoma regimen based on one particular imaging technique.

Glaucoma Diagnosis Requires Structural Tests

Functional testing contributes, but can’t pinpoint the disease as well.

Upcoming Events

March 21, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Costa Mesa
Location: Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
Up to 4 CE Credits (COPE approved)

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March 22, 2020

Dry Eye Colloquium—Houston
Location: The Whitehall Houston
Speakers: Mark Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Douglas K. Devries, OD
Up to 4 CE Credits (COPE approval pending, TOB approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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