Thursday, December 13, 2018

Glaucoma

What’s happening on the glaucoma front?

Implantable IOP sensors. The first patient was successfully implanted with the suprachoroidal-placed Eyemate-SC sensor. Never heard of it. Fill me in. It's an implantable sensor that can...

We are getting holistic over here.

A recent study showed that primary open angle glaucoma patients who meditated were able to lower their eye pressure by 25%. The study details: A total of 90...

What your patient might ask you…

Can exercise improve my glaucoma? According to a new study, yes. The study examined 141 patients between the ages of 50-80 with suspect or manifest glaucoma. All...

How do I manage my CyPass patients now that CyPass is being taken off the market?

This article goes into the clinical recommendations for these patients. Refresh me on what's happening with CyPass? Alcon recently pulled the CyPass microstent off the market after results from...

Sun Pharma is cranking out the FDA approvals.

Let's talk about Xelpros, the latest FDA approved drop out of Sun Pharma. What is it? Latanoprost 0.005%. The FDA approval is for the treatment of ocular...

Researchers say glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease.

A group of researchers at MIT asked, "why can glaucoma continue to get worse even after the IOP is controlled?" Their theory? It's an autoimmune disease. Here are...

What your patient might ask you…

Can turmeric help prevent glaucoma? According to a new study, yes. First, what is turmeric? It's a plant from the ginger family recognized for it's bright yellow/orange color....

Roclatan may be on your sample shelf soon.

What is Roclatan? It's a drop used once daily to lower IOP and it's a combo of two drugs, latanoprost and Rhopressa. You've heard a lot...

What your patient might ask you…

Will running reduce my risk of getting glaucoma? According to a new study, it might. Tell me the details. The study analyzed over 9,500 people between the ages...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you predict if I'll get dementia? Short answer according to a new study? Yes. The details: The study was published in JAMA Neurology and included over 1,200 patients from...

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