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Publication Exclusive: Micropulse transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation an option for refractory glaucoma

Publication Exclusive: Micropulse transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation an option for refractory glaucoma
February 11, 2016

Glaucoma can be a difficult management problem in a subset of patients, even for the most experienced glaucoma specialists. The treatment spectrum includes drugs, trabeculoplasty, microincision glaucoma surgery and traditional glaucoma surgery.

While many use glaucoma medications as their initial treatment modality, others use selective laser trabeculoplasty for the initial IOP control. The majority of glaucoma patients’ IOPs may be controlled with one or more topical medications, but there is a subset of patients whose IOPs are not adequately controlled even on maximum medical therapy. Additionally, some patients have limited choice of glaucoma medications due to allergy to glaucoma medications, and others may have compliance issues, all of which may contribute to elevated IOPs and progressive visual field loss. This subset of patients with uncontrolled IOP and/or progressive visual loss often requires surgical intervention.

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AKB-9778 improves underlying diabetic retinopathy in TIME-2 study

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Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program

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Thousands of physicians from American safety-net hospitals signed a letter sent to Congress highlighting the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.The letter asks…
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Reading speed suitable outcome measure for lampalizumab trials

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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

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VIDEO: Surgeon anticipates FDA approval of collagen cross-linking for treatment of keratoconus, ectasia

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