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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318724/-preliminary-study-of-the-quality-of-life-of-glaucoma-patients-in-the-district-of-sousse-tunisia-sociodemographic-and-clinical-associations
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L Knani, F Gatfaoui, A Mahjoub, M Ghorbel, H Mahjoub, F Ben Hadj Hamida
PURPOSE: To assess the vision-specific quality-of-life (VS-QoL) of glaucoma patients followed at Farhat Hached university hospital, Sousse-Tunisia, and identify clinical and sociodemographic factors potentially affecting it. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study enrolling one-hundred twenty patients followed for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). All the patients successfully responded to the Arabic version of the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire 25 (NEI-VFQ 25)...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293433/eye-tracking-as-a-tool-to-evaluate-functional-ability-in-everyday-tasks-in-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Enkelejda Kasneci, Alex A Black, Joanne M Wood
To date, few studies have investigated the eye movement patterns of individuals with glaucoma while they undertake everyday tasks in real-world settings. While some of these studies have reported possible compensatory gaze patterns in those with glaucoma who demonstrated good task performance despite their visual field loss, little is known about the complex interaction between field loss and visual scanning strategies and the impact on task performance and, consequently, on quality of life. We review existing approaches that have quantified the effect of glaucomatous visual field defects on the ability to undertake everyday activities through the use of eye movement analysis...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284903/ocular-and-visual-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-common-but-frequently-overlooked
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REVIEW
Merel S Ekker, Sabine Janssen, Klaus Seppi, Werner Poewe, Nienke M de Vries, Thomas Theelen, Jorik Nonnekes, Bastiaan R Bloem
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) often compensate for their motor deficits by guiding their movements visually. A wide range of ocular and visual disorders threatens the patients' ability to benefit optimally from visual feedback. These disorders are common in patients with PD, yet they have received little attention in both research and clinical practice, leading to unnecessary - but possibly treatable - disability. Based on a literature search covering 50 years, we review the range of ocular and visual disorders in patients with PD, and classify these according to anatomical structures of the visual pathway...
February 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280297/does-the-world-health-organization-criterion-adequately-define-glaucoma-blindness
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P Mokhles, Jsag Schouten, Hjm Beckers, Cab Webers
PURPOSE: Blindness in glaucoma is difficult to assess with merely the use of the current World Health Organization (WHO) definition (a visual field restricted to 10° in a radius around central fixation), as this criterion does not cover other types of visual field loss that are encountered in clinical practice and also depict blindness. In this study, a 5-point ordinal scale was developed for the assessment of common visual field defect patterns, with the purpose of comparing blindness as outcome to the findings with the WHO criterion when applied to the same visual fields...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260356/-focus-on-popular-science-education-of-glaucoma-and-reduce-glaucomatous-low-vision-and-blindness
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X H Sun
The prevention of blindness caused by glaucoma is a difficult task. In order to accomplish the task better, we need the participation of whole society and popularize relevant medical knowledge. Popular science and related knowledge of glaucoma are needed to the people especially for high risk population. If people know glaucoma better and actively join the screening of glaucoma, we can find and diagnose glaucoma earlier, avoid late treatment and reduce the glaucomatous visual function impairment. For patients who had been diagnosed with glaucoma, they should aware and accept new medical concept and technique through systemic popular science education...
February 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251091/a-cross-sectional-study-on-compliance-with-topical-glaucoma-medication-and-its-associated-socioeconomic-burden-for-a-chinese-population
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Man-Hin Lui, Jason Chun Ho Lam, Yi Lee Kwong, Tak Siu Wong, Pak Long Cheung, Sherri Shun Yan Lai, Pak Lun Yuen, Wai Yiu Lam, Ho Yan Chan, Yiu Fai Wong, Jimmy Shiu Ming Lai, Kendrick Co Shih
AIM: To estimate the overall drug compliance for local Chinese glaucoma patients on long-term topical treatment. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Fifty-seven primary glaucoma patients from the subspecialty clinic of a publicly-funded tertiary care hospital in Hong Kong completed a questionnaire on compliance with topical glaucoma medication, attitude towards glaucoma and therapy and vision related quality of life. Noncompliance was defined as reporting missing more than or equal to 10% of the prescribed topical glaucoma medication during the 2wk immediately prior to the consultation...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218404/topical-medication-instillation-techniques-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Li Xu, Xuemei Wang, Meijing Wu
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and the second most common cause of blindness after cataracts. The primary treatment for glaucoma aims to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) with the use of topical medicines. Topical medication instillation techniques, such as eyelid closure and nasolacrimal occlusion when instilling drops, have been proposed as potential methods to increase ocular absorption and decrease systemic absorption of the drops. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of topical medication instillation techniques compared with usual care or another method of instillation of topical medication in the management of glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186941/preference-based-disease-specific-health-related-quality-of-life-instrument-for-glaucoma-a-mixed-methods-study-protocol
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Sergei Muratov, Dominik W Podbielski, Susan M Jack, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Levine A H Mitchell, Monika Baltaziak, Feng Xie
INTRODUCTION: A primary objective of healthcare services is to improve patients' health and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Glaucoma, which affects a substantial proportion of the world population, has a significant detrimental impact on HRQoL. Although there are a number of glaucoma-specific questionnaires to measure HRQoL, none is preference-based which prevent them from being used in health economic evaluation. The proposed study is aimed to develop a preference-based instrument that is capable of capturing important effects specific to glaucoma and treatments on HRQoL and is scored based on the patients' preferences...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161049/quality-of-life-in-the-tube-versus-trabeculectomy-study
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Aachal Kotecha, William J Feuer, Keith Barton, Steven J Gedde
PURPOSE: To report the vision-specific quality of life (QoL) outcomes in the Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (TVT) Study. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized clinical trial METHODS: Setting: 17 clinical centers Study population: Patients 18 to 85 years of age with medically uncontrolled glaucoma who had previous cataract and/or glaucoma surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Tube shunt (350-mm(2) Baerveldt glaucoma implant) or trabeculectomy with MMC. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Vision-specific QoL using the NEI VFQ-25 and estimation of minimally important differences (MID) were the main outcome measures...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146443/developing-an-item-bank-to-measure-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-glaucoma-and-the-results-of-the-interview-with-patients-the-effect-of-visual-function-visual-field-progression-rate-medical-and-surgical-treatments-on-quality-of-life
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Masato Matsuura, Kazunori Hirasawa, Hiroyo Hirasawa, Mieko Yanagisawa, Hiroshi Murata, Chihiro Mayama, Ryo Asaoka
PURPOSE: To construct a new item bank to measure quality of life (QOL) in glaucoma patients and to evaluate glaucoma patients' QOL using the item bank. METHODS: An item bank of questions was generated through a literature review of QOL instruments useful for glaucoma patients. Using this item bank, a cognitive survey was performed on 203 patients with glaucoma (112 males and 91 females, 61.9±11.9 y old; mean±SD). The results were then analyzed using the Rasch analysis, and the Rasch-derived disability scores were predicted using linear modelling and the following clinical parameters: age, mean total deviation (mTD) in superior and inferior visual field (mTDsup/mTDinf), mTD progression rate, better visual acuity, worse visual acuity, number of eye drops administered per day, number of trabeculectomy procedures experienced in both eyes...
February 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122126/neuroprotection-for-treatment-of-glaucoma-in-adults
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REVIEW
Dayse F Sena, Kristina Lindsley
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of conditions involving progressive damage to the optic nerve, deterioration of retinal ganglion cells, and ultimately visual field loss. It is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Open angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common form of glaucoma, is a chronic condition that may or may not present with increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Neuroprotection for glaucoma refers to any intervention intended to prevent optic nerve damage or cell death...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114696/-quality-of-glaucoma-care-in-the-greater-hamburg-area
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S Waibel, C Gesser, M Klemm
Background There is insufficient data on the quality of health services and health-related quality of life of patients with glaucoma. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the health services for glaucoma patients in the Greater Hamburg area conform to the guidelines set by the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG). Materials and Methods 196 glaucoma patients were offered an interview-administered questionnaire during their inpatient diurnal IOP measurement. The quality of glaucoma care and examinations recommended by the DOG were analysed...
January 23, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112133/comparison-of-deep-sclerokeratodissection-a-new-variant-of-nonpenetrating-glaucoma-surgery-with-deep-sclerectomy
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Anna Sophie Mursch-Edlmayr, Daniel S Mojon, Michael Ring, Peter Laubichler, Nikolaus Luft, Siegfried Georg Priglinger
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of deep sclerokeratodissection (DSKD), a new nonpenetrating technique in glaucoma surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective comparison between patients treated with DSKS or deep sclerectomy (DS) between 2013 and 2014. In DSKD, the first and only flap is dissected directly into clear cornea with unroofing Schlemm's canal. Beside routine clinical follow-up (visual acuity, intraocular pressure [IOP] readings, slit lamp and fundus examination), postoperative ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) investigation and quality of life (QoL) assessment were performed...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087548/early-lens-extraction-with-intraocular-lens-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-an-economic-evaluation-based-on-data-from-the-eagle-trial
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Mehdi Javanbakht, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Jennifer M Burr, Craig Ramsay, David Cooper, Claire Cochran, John Norrie, Graham Scotland
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of early lens extraction with intraocular lens implantation for the treatment of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) compared to standard care. DESIGN: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a multicentre pragmatic two-arm randomised controlled trial. Patients were followed-up for 36 months, and data on health service usage and health state utility were collected and analysed within the trial time horizon. A Markov model was developed to extrapolate the results over a 5-year and 10-year time horizon...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079653/comparison-of-impact-of-monocular-and-integrated-binocular-visual-fields-on-vision-related-quality-of-life
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Yeoun Sook Chun, Dong Ik Lee, Jaein Kwon, In Ki Park
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between vision-related quality of life (VRQOL) and mean deviation (MD) of the monocular visual field and integrated binocular visual field (IBVF). METHODS: One hundred eighty VFs (90 pairs) obtained from 90 patients with normal tension glaucoma were included. VRQOL was evaluated using the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25). IBVF was calculated using maximal sensitivity and binocular summation and IBVF MD was calculated...
March 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033286/maximizing-cost-effectiveness-by-adjusting-treatment-strategy-according-to-glaucoma-severity
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Ricardo Augusto Paletta Guedes, Vanessa Maria Paletta Guedes, Carlos Eduardo de Mello Gomes, Alfredo Chaoubah
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to determine the most cost-effective strategy for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in Brazil, from the payer's perspective (Brazilian Public Health System) in the setting of the Glaucoma Referral Centers. METHODS: Study design was a cost-effectiveness analysis of different treatment strategies for POAG. We developed 3 Markov models (one for each glaucoma stage: early, moderate and advanced), using a hypothetical cohort of POAG patients, from the perspective of the Brazilian Public Health System (SUS) and a horizon of the average life expectancy of the Brazilian population...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990376/management-of-glaucoma-in-pregnancy-risks-or-choices-a-dilemma
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REVIEW
Harinder Singh Sethi, Mayuresh Naik, Vishnu Swarup Gupta
The treatment of glaucoma in and around pregnancy offers the unique challenge of balancing the risk of vision loss to the mother as against the potential harm to the fetus or newborn. Most anti-glaucoma drugs (i.e. beta-blockers, prostaglandin analogues, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors topical and systemic, cholinergics, anticholinesterases, and apraclonidine) are considered category C agents and ophthalmologists are usually limited to treating patients with the category B drugs of brimonidine and dipivefrin...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928879/minimally-invasive-glaucoma-surgery-as-primary-stand-alone-surgery-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Nathan M Kerr, Jing Wang, Keith Barton
Recently, many new devices and procedures have been developed to lower intraocular pressure in a less invasive and purportedly safer manner than traditional glaucoma surgery. These new devices might encourage an earlier transition to surgery and reduce the long-term commitment to topical glaucoma medications with their associated compliance and intolerance issues. Although often seen as an adjunct to cataract surgery, a growing body of evidence suggests that primary minimally invasive glaucoma surgery may be a viable initial treatment option...
December 8, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916461/glaucoma-patient-provider-communication-about-vision-quality-of-life
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Betsy Sleath, Robyn Sayner, Michelle Vitko, Delesha M Carpenter, Susan J Blalock, Kelly W Muir, Annette L Giangiacomo, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Alan L Robin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to: (a) describe the extent to which ophthalmologists and glaucoma patients discuss vision quality-of-life during office visits, and (b) examine the association between patient and ophthalmologist characteristics and provider-patient communication about vision quality-of-life. METHODS: Patients with glaucoma who were newly prescribed or on glaucoma medications were recruited at six ophthalmology clinics. Patients' visits were video-tape recorded and quality-of-life communication variables were coded...
November 22, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895937/medical-management-of-glaucoma-in-the-21st-century-from-a-canadian-perspective
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REVIEW
Paul Harasymowycz, Catherine Birt, Patrick Gooi, Lisa Heckler, Cindy Hutnik, Delan Jinapriya, Lesya Shuba, David Yan, Radmila Day
Glaucoma is a medical term describing a group of progressive optic neuropathies characterized by degeneration of retinal ganglion cells and retinal nerve fibre layer and resulting in changes in the optic nerve head. Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss worldwide. With the aging population it is expected that the prevalence of glaucoma will continue to increase. Despite recent advances in imaging and visual field testing techniques that allow establishment of earlier diagnosis and treatment initiation, significant numbers of glaucoma patients are undiagnosed and present late in the course of their disease...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
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