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Journal of Glaucoma

Hassan Hashemi, AbbasAli Yekta, Samira Heydarian, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Mohamadreza Aghamirsalim, Akbar Derakhshan, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
OBJECTIVE: To examine the heritability of the anterior chamber depth, angle, and volume as well as the corneal volume and diameter using Pentacam in households living in underserved rural areas of Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional population-based study was conducted in randomly selected households living in two rural districts in the south and north. The data of subjects above 5 years and households in which at least two members (father or mother and a child) had Pentacam data were analyzed...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Shan Lin, Kaweh Mansouri, Keith Martin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Camila E Silva Zangalli, Alexandre Soares Castro Reis, Jayme Rocha Vianna, José Paulo Cabral Vasconcellos, Vital Paulino Costa
PURPOSE: To determine interocular differences in Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) in healthy Brazilian individuals. METHODS: Both eyes of 220 healthy individuals were included in this observational, cross-sectional study. All individuals had normal clinical examination and visual fields. Global and sectorial interocular BMO-MRW and RNFLT differences, acquired and regionalized relative to the fovea to BMO center (FoBMO) axis, were calculated...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
José M Guajardo, Kin S Lim
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety and long-term results of conjunctival pedicle graft (CPG) technique for revision of exposed glaucoma drainage device (GDD). DESIGN: Retrospective noncomparative case series. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients with exposed GDD between 2011 and 2016 who underwent tube revision with CPG were included. Data from demographic variables, glaucoma subtype, previous surgeries, GDD type and location, patch graft nature, intraocular pressure, and intraoperative and long-term complications were collected...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Jiyun Lee, Kyung R Sung, Junki Kwon, Joong W Shin
PURPOSE: To assess whether the use of antiplatelets (APs)/anticoagulants (ACs) affects glaucoma progression in eyes with optic disc hemorrhage (DH). METHODS: One hundred and nineteen eyes from 119 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma in whom a DH was observed at least once during the follow-up period (mean follow-up duration: 6.2 y) were included in this retrospective observational study. Cox proportional hazard models were used to identify the association between putative factors, including AP/AC use, and glaucoma progression...
September 7, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Chiara Bonzano, Alessandro Bagnis, Riccardo Scotto, Carlo Enrico Traverso
The EX-PRESS Glaucoma Filtration Device is a stainless steel, non-valved filtration device that channels aqueous humor through a secure lumen to a half-thickness scleral flap, creating a subconjunctival filtration bleb. Elevated postoperative intraocular pressure may indicate occlusion of the device lumen or episcleral fibrosis, and it is essential to reestablish the flow in a timely fashion to prevent bleb formation failure. We report the successful use of an extendible 41G subretinal injection needle to rapidly restore device patency when the conventional bleb revision was not effective...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Taiki Kokubun, Satoru Tsuda, Hiroshi Kunikata, Noriko Himori, Yu Yokoyama, Kazuko Omodaka, Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To determine the potential of anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) to predict post-trabeculectomy outcomes in NVG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited fifty-five eyes of 40 NVG patients who underwent trabeculectomy. The patients were divided into success and failure groups based on the post-trabeculectomy outcome after 12 months. AS-OCT findings were compared in the success and failure groups at 1 and 2 weeks and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Alex L C Tam, Graham E Trope, Yvonne M Buys, Yelin Yang, Carl Shen, Ya-Ping Jin
PURPOSE: To investigate if glaucoma severity and the presence of self-reported glare and difficulty with dark adaptation is associated with driving difficulty or cessation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Individuals with glaucoma, age 50+ and visual acuity in the better eye ≥20/50 were included. Glaucoma severity was defined by the visual field mean deviation (MD) in the better eye and was classified into 2 groups: mild (MD>-6▒dB) and moderate/severe (MD≤-6▒dB)...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Reza Alizadeh, Laura Vickers, Pradtana Hirunpatravong, Pablo Romero, Mark C Lin, Farideh Sharifipour, Joseph Caprioli
PURPOSE: Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients constitute a heterogeneous group. Identification of phenotypic subtypes among these patients may provide a deeper understanding of the disease and aid associations with genotypes. We describe a phenotype of POAG patients associated with a constellation of systemic disorders; patients with this phenotype appear to be vulnerable to optic nerve damage at low intraocular pressures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we evaluated the medical records of active Jules Stein Eye Institute glaucoma patients from January 1996 to January 2017 and included subjects with POAG, acquired pits of the optic nerve (APON) and at least one of the following: systolic blood pressure persistently ≤100▒mmHg, history of migraine headaches or migraine variant, and Raynaud's syndrome...
September 4, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Lisa A Hark, Jonathan S Myers, Kamran Rahmatnejad, Qianqian Wang, Tingting Zhan, Sarah E Hegarty, Benjamin E Leiby, Sanika Udyaver, Michael Waisbourd, Stela Leite, Jeffrey D Henderer, Louis R Pasquale, Paul P Lee, Julia A Haller, L Jay Katz
PURPOSE: To ascertain determinants of unreadable fundus images for participants enrolled in the Philadelphia Telemedicine Glaucoma Detection and Follow-Up Study. METHODS: Individuals were screened for glaucoma at 7 primary care practices and 4 Federally Qualified Health Centers using telemedicine. Screening (Visit 1) included fundus photography, assessing family history of glaucoma, and intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements. Participants with an unreadable image in at least one eye were deemed unreadable and invited to return for a confirmatory eye exam (Visit 2)...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Adam L Rothman, Selena J An, Leon W Herndon
PURPOSE: To compare early post-operative outcomes of patients who underwent Baerveldt 350-mm aqueous drainage device (Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Santa Ana, CA) implantation with and without 7-0 polyglactin (vicryl) suture placement through tube fenestration to serve as a stenting wick. METHODS: Patients were identified by a retrospective review of the electronic medical records of one attending surgeon's Baerveldt implantation (LWH) conducted by searching the Current Procedural Terminology code "placement of aqueous shunt...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Zeinab Ghassabi, Andrew H Nguyen, Navid Amini, Sharon Henry, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that the fovea-Bruch's membrane opening axis angle (FoBMO angle) influences the thickness symmetry of the macular ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) across the temporal horizontal meridian in normal subjects. DESIGN: Cross-sectional diagnostic study at a tertiary academic center. METHODS: One hundred sixteen eyes of 60 normal subjects aged 40-85 years underwent spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) imaging...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Yin Hu, Lei Fang, Xinxing Guo, Xiaohu Ding, Weiyin Chen, Xiao Yang, Xing Liu, Mingguang He
PURPOSE: Corneal changes are prevalent in eyes with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG). This study aimed to describe corneal irregularity and high-order aberrations (HOAs) in PCG eyes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study consecutively enrolled 61 PCG eyes (of 39 participants with PCG) and 61 age-matched control eyes (of 61 healthy participants). Participants underwent corneal topography, best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), and fundus photography. Corneal irregularity and HOAs were derived from topographic data and evaluated over central 4-mm and 6-mm diameter zones...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Haiying Chen, R C Andrew Symons, Eleni Mayson, Simon Skalicky
PURPOSE: To report a case of glaucoma and the inherited red cell membranopathy hereditary spherocytosis diagnosed simultaneously in two individuals in a family. PATIENT: A 66-year-old man with normal pressure glaucoma and hereditary spherocytosis RESULTS:: This patient presented with a branch retinal vein occlusion, and normal tension glaucoma that was incidentally detected. Further history revealed that the patient's maternal grandmother also had hereditary spherocytosis and glaucoma...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Andrzej Grzybowski, Piotr Kanclerz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Ali Olgun, Serhat Imamoğlu, Murat Karapapak, Eyüp Düzgün, Hakan Kaçar
Herein, we report 2 cases of endophthalmitis after XEN Gel Stent implantation. A 68-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man had previously undergone uncomplicated XEN Gel Stent implantation for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) 4 and 5 months prior, respectively. Both patients had presented with pain, redness, loss of vision, and sensitivity to light. For both patients, the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was hand motion, eyelids and conjunctiva were hyperemic and edematous, anterior chamber had +3 cells and exhibited hypopyon, and B-scan ultrasonography revealed vitreous condensation...
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Colten Wendel, Helena Zakrzewski, Bruce Carleton, Mahyar Etminan, Frederick S Mikelberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Shogo Numa, Tadamichi Akagi, Akihito Uji, Kenji Suda, Hideo Nakanishi, Takanori Kameda, Hanako Ohashi Ikeda, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the lamina cribrosa (LC) microvasculature using swept-source (SS) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images that have been processed using multiple image averaging and a projection-resolved algorithm. OCTA has recently gained popularity for assessing retinal and choroidal microvasculature. However, it is not known if the LC microvasculature, which likely holds important information for further understanding of glaucoma, can be visualized with OCTA...
August 29, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Meenakshi Sharma, Susmita Paul, Prafulla Sarma, Shahinur Tayab, Chengchira Sangma
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August 29, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Luca Agnifili, Lorenza Brescia, Leonardo Mastropasqua
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
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