This Week in Science Vitamin B3 protects mice from glaucoma
Author: Priscilla Kelly
ConclusionsIn our patient cohort, ab externo trabeculotomy was associated with good long-term results. More extensive trabeculotomy (ie, more than one procedure) was associated with better long-term success rates.
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2019Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye ResearchAuthor(s): Muneeb A. Faiq, Gadi Wollstein, Joel S. Schuman, Kevin C. ChanAbstractThe cholinergic system has a crucial role to play in visual function. Although cholinergic drugs have been a focus of attention as glaucoma medications for reducing eye pressure, little is known about the potential modality for neuronal survival and/or enhancement in visual impairments. Citicoline, a naturally occurring compound and FDA approved dietary supplement, is a nootropic agent that is recently demonstrated to be effective in ameliorating ischemi...
Conclusion: We report a foveomacular retinoschisis characterized by young age of onset, female predominant, no highly myopia, mostly bilateral involvement, and rapid progression of foveoschisis and visual acuity. Vitrectomy is effective in restoring anatomical structure and stabilize vision.
Jean Billam (pictured), 78, a retired nursery nurse from Sheffield, benefited from a new procedure to treat glaucoma, as she tells CAROL DAVIS.
Mayuri Bakulesh Khamar, Arpita P Sthapak, D Vijayevarshcini, Priyanka M PatelIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(7):1202-1204 Hypertriglyseridemia is a metabolic disorder that can cause vascular dysfucntion and be causally associated with glaucoma. Herein we present the case of a 16-year-old boy with hypertriglyseridemia with open-angle glaucoma.
We describe the management of recurrent AM via the anterior route, when it occurred following relapse as pars plana posterior vitrectomy failed to result in long-term normalization of anterior chamber and intraocular pressure. Anterior vitrector with anterior vitrectomy settings was used by a glaucoma specialist to carry out the procedure.
Sushmita KaushikIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(7):1206-1207
Harathy Selvan, Anshul Sharma, Shweta Birla, Shikha Gupta, Bindu I Somarajan, Viney Gupta, Arundhati SharmaIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2019 67(7):1226-1229 A 11-year-old boy presented with complaints of blurred vision and on evaluation was found to have X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) with angle-closure glaucoma. Clinical and genetic evaluation of first-degree family members was done. His brother had a milder form of XLRS with shallow anterior chamber. Topical dorzolamide 2% and timolol 0.5% were used to control intraocular pressure. Genetic analysis revealed a novel three base pair deleterious mutation (c. 375_...
To analyze the long-term results of ab externo trabeculotomy with a Harms trabeculotome at a single, tertiary care pediatric hospital.
To compare rates of visual field (VF) loss in uveitis patients with glaucoma against patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and explores the association between intraocular pressures (IOP) and rate of VF loss.Design; Retrospective cohort study.