Lack of timely monitoring of patients with glaucoma

This national investigation identified that there is inadequate hospital eye services capacity to meet demand for glaucoma services, and that better, smarter ways of working should be implemented to maximise the current capacity. The report highlights that there are innovative measures implemented by some trusts that have reduced the risk, but this good practice is yet to be implemented more widely.
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Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye ResearchAuthor(s): Eun Jung Lee, Jong Chul Han, Do Young Park, Changwon KeeAbstractNeuroretinal rim thinning (NRR) is a characteristic glaucomatous optic disc change. However, the precise mechanism of the rim thinning has not been completely elucidated. This review focuses on the structural role of the glioarchitecture in the formation of the glaucomatous NRR thinning. The NRR is a glia-framed structure, with honeycomb geometry and mechanically reinforced astrocyte processes along the transverse plane. When neural damage selectively invol...
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
[Vanguard] An Ophthalmologist, Dr. Adeniyi Irefin, says diabetes increases the risk of eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if care is not taken.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
(IOS Press) Progress in research and technology is giving rise to an optimistic future for compensation and restoration of low vision, according to research in a special issue of Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, published by IOS Press. Seven studies explore different aspects of vision loss after damage to the retina, optic nerve or brain due to diseases such as glaucoma or optic neuropathy. Remarkable progress is being made to treat conditions of partial blindness that have previously been considered irreversible.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Molecular PharmaceuticsDOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b01137
Source: Molecular Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Sensors, guidewire assemblies, glaucoma implants, bioresorbable polymer anchors, screws, tacks, and slow-release point-of-use drug-delivery devices are just some examples of micro-sized implantable products that have special design and manufacturing needs. OEMs designing these innovative devices might assume that they can just go to their usual component suppliers for smaller versions of what they would use for a larger device. This can be a determinant to success, Donna Bibber, vice president of business development at Isometric Micro Molding Inc., told MD+DI, because tiny parts require...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Molding Source Type: news
Condition:   Glaucoma, Open-Angle Intervention:   Drug: Netarsudil Ophthalmic Sponsor:   University of the Incarnate Word Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Joint optic disc and cup segmentation, which utilizes the connection between optic disc and cup, could improve the performance of optic disc and cup segmentation. Significance: The proposed method improves the accuracy of glaucoma detection. It is promising to be used for glaucoma screening.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
(Flinders University) Researchers have identified 107 genes that increase a person's risk of developing the eye disease glaucoma, and now developed a genetic test to detect those at risk of going blind from it. The research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Flinders University in Australia, has been published today in the international Nature Genetics journal.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
orkmaz Ü Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of topical antiglaucomatous medications on central corneal epithelial thickness measured by anterior segment optical coherence tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 153 eyes of 153 patients using topical antiglaucomatous medications and 110 eyes of 110 control subjects were enrolled. Glaucoma type, duration of therapy, the number of drugs, and drops/day were noted in the patient group. Patients and control subjects underwent ocular examinations including Schirmer test, slit lamp examination for tear film break-up time, and anterior segment optical...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Condition:   Glaucoma, Open-Angle Intervention:   Drug: Netarsudil Ophthalmic Sponsor:   University of the Incarnate Word Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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