Genetics Reveal Commonalities in High-risk POAG

People at greater risk had more family members with glaucoma and a higher rate of surgery.

Gut Microbes Linked to POAG

Visual acuity and RNFL thickness appeared to be impacted by intestinal microbe levels.

High-altitude IOP Changes Revealed

Study uncovers possible mechanisms of action, suggesting new ways to regulate intraocular pressure.

Drainage Device a Sound Option for Iatrogenic Glaucoma

Cyclophotocoagulation may be better for eyes with poorer visual potential, study says.

OCT En Face Boosts RNFL Defect Distinction

Not all diffuse defects may, in fact, be diffuse, based on new imaging tools.

Patients Still Struggle With Eye Drops

Only half of study participants had previous education on proper technique.

Male Sex Associated with Higher Glaucoma Risk

Demographic study shows little change in the demographics of the disease.

Squinting Boosts Vision for Astigmats

Research reveals mechanics behind pseudoaccommodation for against-the-rule astigmatism.

Valsalva Maneuver A Danger to the At-risk Eye

Heart rate and IOP changes cause concern for patients at risk of glaucoma.

OCT Reveals At-risk Metamorphopsia Patients

In those with epiretinal membrane, a particular presentation is associated with the visual distortion.

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
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New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
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Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
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Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
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