Zeiss systems streamline glaucoma management

In an ageing population with an increased disease burden, clinicians are seeking ways to manage glaucoma patients routinely presenting in already busy practices. One of these clinicians, Dr Jed Lusthaus, a glaucoma specialist at Sydney Eye Hospital and director of Eyehaus, is tackling these challenges by using an integrated, multi-modality approach to overlay and associate raw data from diagnostic devices when managing his patients.

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An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic

An orthoptic-led glaucoma clinic at the Sydney Eye Hospital that is managing low risk and stable patients is helping to drive major efficiencies, write MELANIE LAI and CHRISTINA PETERSON.

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Home-based glaucoma management

Designs For Vision is now supplying the iCare HOME2 tonometer, which it says revolutionises glaucoma care by enabling patients to capture their own intraocular pressure (IOP) at different times of the day and night.

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Glaucoma Australia appoints new president

Glaucoma Australia (GA) has appointed Ms Maree O’Brien as its new president who will replace the outgoing Associate Professor Simon Skalicky who has served the charity organisation for the past seven years. Read more

Latanoprost – a lasting glaucoma breakthrough

Latanoprost was a game-changing glaucoma therapy and still remains a go-to treatment for many ophthalmologists more than two decades later. PROFESSOR JOHN GRIGG – an investigator on an important clinical trial for the drug in 1996 – traces its history and explains how it fits into the treatment algorithm today.

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Complexities and care for glaucoma suspects

The pathway for glaucoma suspects isn’t always clear cut with many maintaining this classification for prolonged periods. A major eyecare provider outlines its efforts to keep on top of this group, underpinned by a robust communications strategy.

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Glaucoma specialist recognised as female STEM leader

Melbourne glaucoma researcher Dr Jennifer Fan Gaskin is one of 60 women selected for Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program, which aims to challenge gender assumptions about scientists and increase female visibility in their relevant field. Read more

Is cannabis a treatment for glaucoma?

Medicinal cannabis is often presented as an alternative treatment for glaucoma. Although there is evidence that cannabis lowers intraocular pressure, its role as a viable glaucoma therapy is limited by a short duration of action, psychotropic effects, and possible tachyphylaxis.

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