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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903966/laser-in-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension-light-trial-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-design-and-methodology
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Gus Gazzard, Evgenia Konstantakopoulou, David Garway-Heath, Keith Barton, Richard Wormald, Stephen Morris, Rachael Hunter, Gary Rubin, Marta Buszewicz, Gareth Ambler, Catey Bunce
PURPOSE: The Laser in Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension (LiGHT) Trial aims to establish whether initial treatment with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is superior to initial treatment with topical medication for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT). DESIGN: The LiGHT Trial is a prospective, unmasked, multicentre, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial. 718 previously untreated patients with POAG or OHT were recruited at six collaborating centres in the UK between 2012 and 2014...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887138/-the-role-of-phacoemulsification-in-glaucoma-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Marisse Masis, Patrick J Mineault, Eileen Phan, Shan C Lin
Cataract extraction is a safe and effective surgery that has been performed in its modern form for several decades. Many studies have noted that cataract extraction could also have a clinically significant role in the control of co-morbid glaucoma. Lens extraction decreases the pressure within the eye, and intraocular pressure is the only controllable risk factor in glaucoma proven to be effective. A systematic analysis of current evidence is needed to establish strong practice patterns and identify areas where further research is required...
September 5, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875347/the-relationship-between-contrast-sensitivity-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Sarah Amanullah, Joseph Okudolo, Kamran Rahmatnejad, Shuai-Chun Lin, Sheryl S Wizov, Remy S Manzi Muhire, Lisa A Hark, Cindy X Zheng, Tingting Zhan, George L Spaeth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between contrast sensitivity (CS) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in different areas of vision. METHODS: This report is a sub-analysis of a prospective, observational cohort study investigating changes in performance-based assessment, vision-related quality of life, and clinical measures in patients with moderate to advanced glaucoma. The study included 161 participants with at least a 2-year history of glaucoma who underwent annual testing for 4 years...
September 5, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858160/evaluating-the-quality-of-life-of-glaucoma-patients-using-the-state-trait-anxiety-inventory
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Yasumasa Otori, Genichiro Takahashi, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Yasuaki Kuwayama
PURPOSE: To evaluate anxiety felt by glaucoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four-hundred and seventy-two glaucoma patients responded to a questionnaire on anxiety, subjective symptoms, and vision-related quality of life (VR-QOL) associated with glaucoma. Anxiety was evaluated using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), state anxiety (STAI-State) subscale along with our novel questionnaire, assessing visual function and subjective symptoms, specialized for glaucoma...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804646/glaucoma-quality-of-life
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EDITORIAL
Antonio Maria Fea, Fritz Hengerer, Carlo Lavia, Leon Au
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802684/-management-of-post-traumatic-aphakia-and-aniridia-retrospective-study-of-17-patients-undergoing-scleral-sutured-artificial-iris-intraocular-lens-implantation-management-of-aphakia-aniridia-with-scleral-sutured-artificial-iris-intraocular-lenses
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A-S Villemont, V Kocaba, H Janin-Manificat, L Abouaf, M Poli, A-S Marty, M Rabilloud, J Fleury, C Burillon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of artificial iris intraocular lenses sutured to the sclera for managing traumatic aphakia and aniridia. METHODS: All consecutive cases receiving a Morcher(®) combination implant from June 2008 to February 2016 in Edouard-Herriot Hospital (Lyon, France) were included in this single-center retrospective study. Visual acuity, subjective degree of glare, quality of life and surgical complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients were included, among which 82% were male...
September 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750481/aqueous-shunts-for-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Victoria L Tseng, Anne L Coleman, Melinda Y Chang, Joseph Caprioli
BACKGROUND: Aqueous shunts are employed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) for people with primary or secondary glaucomas who fail or are not candidates for standard surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of aqueous shunts for reducing IOP in glaucoma compared with standard surgery, another type of aqueous shunt, or modification to the aqueous shunt procedure. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL (which contains the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Trials Register) (2016, Issue 8), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to August 2016), Embase...
July 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701250/the-ketogenic-diet-making-a-comeback
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Thomas Walczyk, Jeannette Y Wick
Americans have embraced a large number of diets in an attempt to manage obesity, improve quality of life, and address specific health problems. Among diets developed to address health problems, the ketogenic diet has had a long and variable history. Developed in the 1920s by a faith healer to help children with epilepsy, this diet induces a state that mimics carbohydrate starvation. As medications became available and effectively addressed seizures, the diet fell out of favor. During the last few decades, researchers and clinicians have learned that it can be useful in children and adults with refractory epilepsy and a variety of other conditions...
July 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670502/impact-of-glaucoma-and-dry-eye-on-text-based-searching
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Michelle J Sun, Gary S Rubin, Esen K Akpek, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: We determine if visual field loss from glaucoma and/or measures of dry eye severity are associated with difficulty searching, as judged by slower search times on a text-based search task. METHODS: Glaucoma patients with bilateral visual field (VF) loss, patients with clinically significant dry eye, and normally-sighted controls were enrolled from the Wilmer Eye Institute clinics. Subjects searched three Yellow Pages excerpts for a specific phone number, and search time was recorded...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660555/the-impact-of-visual-symptoms-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-early-to-moderate-glaucoma
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Young Shin Kim, Myeong Yeon Yi, Young Jae Hong, Ka Hee Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the visual symptoms and to determine the impact of visual symptoms on vision-related quality of life (QoL) in patients with early to moderate glaucoma. METHODS: A retrospective, hospital-based, cross-sectional study was conducted from July 1 to August 31, 2014, at a university referral center. A total of 176 patients with early to moderate glaucoma underwent a comprehensive ocular examination, including Humphrey visual field testing. The patients were divided into six groups based on visual symptoms that could be verified by forced-choice questions...
June 28, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601375/quality-of-life-in-glaucoma-patients-and-normal-subjects-related-to-the-severity-of-damage-in-each-eye
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O Pujol Carreras, A Anton, C Mora, L Pastor, S Gudiña, R Maull, Z Vega, M Castilla
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life in glaucoma patients and normal subjects, and to assess its relationship with the severity of damage in each eye. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with prospective selection of cases. The study included 464 subjects and were distributed into 4categories. Subjects included in group 1 had both eyes normal, that is with a normal intraocular pressure (IOP), optic disk and visual fields (VF), or mild glaucoma, defined as untreated IOP>21mmHg and abnormal VF with mean defect (MD) over -6dB...
June 7, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594977/association-of-glaucoma-related-optical-coherence-tomography-measured-macular-damage-with-vision-related-quality-of-life
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Alisa J Prager, Donald C Hood, Jeffrey M Liebmann, C Gustavo De Moraes, Lama A Al-Aswad, Qi Yu, George A Cioffi, Dana M Blumberg
Importance: Little is known about the association between structural macular damage and self-reported visual function of people with glaucoma. Objective: To determine the association between vision-related quality of life among patients with primary open-angle glaucoma with structural macular retinal ganglion cell plus inner plexiform layer (RGC+IPL) loss identified by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) machine-generated deviation maps and thickness measurements...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574498/impact-of-socioeconomic-status-on-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Y-S Kuo, C J-L Liu, H-C Cheng, M-J Chen, W-T Chen, Y-C Ko
PurposeTo investigate the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on vision-related quality of life (VRQOL) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).Patients and methodsThis prospective cross-sectional study included consecutive patients with POAG at a tertiary hospital between March 2012 and January 2013. All patients had visual acuity no worse than 20/60 in the better eye and reliable visual field tests. VRQOL was assessed by the validated Taiwan version 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25)...
June 2, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571839/-perception-of-glaucoma-and-therapeutic-adherence-a-multicenter-observational-study
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A Chiche, G Martin, E Brasnu de Cenival, A Rousseau, A Giocanti, A Fel, S Kallel, M Lombardi, P Hamard, C Baudouin, A Labbe
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate medication adherence of glaucoma patients through the "Glaucoma treatment compliance assessment tool (GTCAT)" questionnaire and to correlate the results with clinical parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter prospective observational study was performed in the Département hospitalo-universitaire (DHU) Sight Restore, Paris, France. All patients had been followed for chronic open angle glaucoma (COAG) for at least 3 years...
May 29, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546931/quality-of-life-in-glaucoma-patients-after-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
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Myrjam De Keyser, Maya De Belder, Veva De Groot
AIM: To compare quality of life and treatment satisfaction between patients who had selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and those on medication. METHODS: A prospective clinical trial on 143 glaucoma patients that received SLT and a control group that continued using anti glaucoma medication was conducted. Tear break-up time (BUT), punctuate keratitis, need for help, use of artificial tears and the treatment satisfaction survey of intraocular pressure (IOP) were measured at baseline, 6 and 12mo...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542692/association-between-undetected-10-2-visual-field-damage-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Dana M Blumberg, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Alisa J Prager, Qi Yu, Lama Al-Aswad, George A Cioffi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Donald C Hood
Importance: Recent evidence supports the presence of macular damage (within 8° of the central field) to retinal ganglion cells and associated central visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma, even in early stages. Despite this, to our knowledge, the association of 10-2 VF damage with vision-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well studied. Objective: To determine the association between QOL and visual function as measured by 24-2 and 10-2 VFs in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and to test the hypothesis that patients with vision-related QOL disproportionate to their 24-2 VF status may exhibit 10-2 damage overlooked by the 24-2 test...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516509/the-incidence-and-predictors-of-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-older-adults-with-vision-impairment-a-longitudinal-prospective-cohort-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thomas J Heesterbeek, Hilde P A van der Aa, Ger H M B van Rens, Johannes W R Twisk, Ruth M A van Nispen
PURPOSE: Depression and anxiety are highly prevalent in older adults with vision impairment. Because symptoms of depression and anxiety appear to fluctuate, it is important to identify patients who are at risk of developing these symptoms for early diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the incidence of subthreshold depression and anxiety, and to investigate predictors of developing symptoms of depression and anxiety in older adults with vision impairment who had no subthreshold depression or anxiety at baseline...
July 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499445/vision-related-quality-of-life-following-glaucoma-filtration-surgery
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Kazuyuki Hirooka, Eri Nitta, Kaori Ukegawa, Akitaka Tsujikawa
BACKGROUND: To evaluate vision-related quality of life (VR-QOL) following glaucoma filtration surgery. METHODS: A total of 103 glaucoma patients scheduled to undergo glaucoma filtration surgery. Prior to and at three months after glaucoma filtration surgery, trabeculectomy or EX-PRESS, all patients completed the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25). A total of 48 patients underwent combined cataract and filtration surgery. The clinical data collected pre- and postoperatively included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and intraocular pressure (IOP)...
May 12, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480834/the-conjunctiva-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-chronic-ocular-surface-diseases
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Agnifili, Vincenzo Fasanella, Mario Nubile, Agbeanda A Gnama, Gennaro Falconio, Paolo Perri, Silvio Di Staso, Cesare Mariotti
Ocular surface diseases (OSDs) represent a widely investigated field of research given their growing incidence and the negative impact on quality of life. During OSDs, cytokines generated by damaged epithelia trigger and deregulate the lymphoid cells composing the eye-associated lymphoid tissues, inducing an immune-mediated chronic inflammation that amplifies and propagates the disease during time. The conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), given its particular position that permits immune cells covering the cornea, might play a crucial role in the development of OSDs...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475699/biomarkers-and-surrogate-endpoints-lessons-learned-from-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Felipe A Medeiros
With the recent progress in imaging technologies for assessment of structural damage in glaucoma, a debate has emerged on whether these measurements can be used as valid surrogate endpoints in clinical trials evaluating new therapies for the disease. A discussion of surrogates should be grounded on knowledge acquired from their use in other areas of medicine as well as regulatory requirements. This article reviews the conditions for valid surrogacy in the context of glaucoma clinical trials and critically evaluates the role of biomarkers such as IOP and imaging measurements as potential surrogates for clinically relevant outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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