Melissa Toyos, MD, focuses her blog on glaucoma treatment tips and hot topics.

BLOG: The benefits of laser for glaucoma patients

May 30, 2018

Many studies have proven the widespread noncompliance issues glaucoma patients face. The more patients are asked to do, particularly if they are elderly, infirm or…

BLOG: The IOP debate — what is the number we are actually looking for?

May 15, 2018

Elevated IOP, which can lead to glaucoma and vision loss, is always a cause for concern. Lowering IOP continues to be the only known treatment for glaucoma, and it can…

BLOG: MicroPulse stimulates cells

May 7, 2018

Laser photocoagulation has traditionally been utilized to treat a variety of retinal diseases. However, continuous wave cyclophotocoagulation works by essentially…

BLOG: Topical prostaglandins and MIGS

April 23, 2018

Topical prostaglandins have been an effective treatment for glaucoma for a decade. The most common currently used in the United States are latanoprost, travoprost and…

BLOG: Systemic side effects of glaucoma drops

April 11, 2018

Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, is a chronic and progressive disease that is traditionally treated by lowering IOP, often through the use of…

BLOG: The big and small picture with MP3 and Cyclo G6

March 16, 2018

We recently presented results from a retrospective analysis of 26 eyes of 20 patients who underwent MP3 treatment with the Cyclo G6. Patients ranged from mild to severe…

BLOG: MicroPulse cyclophotocoagulation — the ultimate in flexibility

March 8, 2018

Much time and many articles in ophthalmology journals these days are dedicated to the development of a glaucoma “treatment algorithm.” With so many new…

BLOG: Technology is advancing glaucoma therapy

February 26, 2018

As we all know, traditional cyclophotocoagulation, or CPC, lowered IOP through the intentional destruction of ciliary body epithelium and stroma. Although it frequently…