Glaucoma

Section edited by Luca Rossetti

This section takes submissions looking at all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The section also welcomes basic science studies including molecular and cellular biology, genetics, pathophysiology and epidemiology. Prospective clinical studies, especially randomized controlled trials are encouraged.

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  1. Research article

    Long term safety and tolerability of Tafluprost 0.0015% vs Timolol 0.1% preservative-free in ocular hypertensive and in primary open-angle glaucoma patients: a cross sectional study

    The effects of preservatives of antiglaucoma medications on corneal surface and tear function have been widely shown in literature; it’s not the same as regards the active compounds themselves. The purpose of ...

    Teresa Rolle, Roberta Spinetta and Raffaele Nuzzi

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:136

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Periorbital changes associated with prostaglandin analogs in Korean patients

    Prostaglandin analogs (PGAs) are commonly used to treat glaucoma because of their powerful intraocular pressure lowering effect. However, various periorbital changes associated with the use of PGAs have been r...

    Hee Weon Kim, Youn Joo Choi, Kyung Wha Lee and Min Joung Lee

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:126

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, anterior lamina cribrosa depth, and lamina cribrosa thickness in neovascular glaucoma secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy: a cross-sectional study

    To compare the lamina cribrosa between eyes with and without neovascular glaucoma (NVG) using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.

    Satoshi Yokota, Yuji Takihara, Yoshihiro Takamura and Masaru Inatani

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:57

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Characteristics of cases needing advanced treatment for intractable Posner–Schlossman syndrome

    In Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS), which is characterized by recurrent unilateral attacks of ocular hypertension. Surgical treatment is sometimes necessary because intraocular pressure (IOP) cannot be contro...

    Kazuichi Maruyama, Yuko Maruyama, Sunao Sugita, Kazuhiko Mori, Yu Yokoyama, Shiho Sanuki-Kunimatsu, Hiroko Nakagawa, Shigeru Kinoshita, Manabu Mochizuki and Toru Nakazawa

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:45

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness according to myopia and optic disc area: a quantitative and three-dimensional analysis

    To determine the influences of myopia and optic disc size on ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness profiles obtained by spectral domain optica...

    Sam Seo, Chong Eun Lee, Jae Hoon Jeong, Ki Ho Park, Dong Myung Kim and Jin Wook Jeoung

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:22

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Differences in serum oxidative status between glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous cataract patients

    Oxidative stress contributes to both intraocular pressure regulation and glaucomatous neuropathy. The systemic redox status (solitary determination) was examined in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients ...

    Wojciech Rokicki, Jolanta Zalejska-Fiolka, Dorota Pojda-Wilczek, Alicja Hampel, Wojciech Majewski, Serap Ogultekin and Ewa Mrukwa-Kominek

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:13

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Neurophthalmological conditions mimicking glaucomatous optic neuropathy: analysis of the most common causes of misdiagnosis

    To analyze the most common neurophthalmological conditions that may mimic glaucomatous optic neuropathy and to determine which most often lead to misdiagnosis when evaluated by a glaucoma specialist.

    Diego Torres Dias, Michele Ushida, Roberto Battistella, Syril Dorairaj and Tiago Santos Prata

    BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:2

    Published on: 10 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Collagen matrix vs mitomycin-C in trabeculectomy and combined phacoemulsification and trabeculectomy: a randomized controlled trial

    Antifibrotic agents are commonly utilized to enhance the success rates of trabeculectomy. Novel approaches to further improve success rates and reduce the risks of complications are needed. The purpose of this...

    Angelo P. Tanna, Alfred W. Rademaker, C. Gustavo de Moraes, David G. Godfrey, Steven R. Sarkisian Jr., Steven D. Vold and Robert Ritch

    BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:217

    Published on: 29 December 2016

  9. Research article

    Selective laser trabeculoplasty for early glaucoma: analysis of success predictors and adjusted laser outcomes based on the untreated fellow eye

    To identify success predictors and to study the role of the fellow untreated eye as a co-variable for adjustment of intraocular pressure (IOP) outcomes following selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in early ...

    Mikael Chun, Carolina P. B. Gracitelli, Flavio S. Lopes, Luis G. Biteli, Michele Ushida and Tiago S. Prata

    BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:206

    Published on: 23 November 2016

  10. Case report

    Histopathology and treatment of a huge overhanging filtering bleb

    The giant filtering bleb encroaching onto the corneal surface is a rare occurrence in our and other’s clinical experience (Kapoor and Syed, Int. Ophthalmol 31(5):403–404, 2011), even in patients having had a t...

    Ping-bo Ou-yang, Xin Qi and Xuan-chu Duan

    BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:175

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  11. Research article

    Tolerability and efficacy of bimatoprost 0.01 % in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension evaluated in the Taiwanese clinical setting: the Asia Pacific Patterns from Early Access of Lumigan 0.01 % (APPEAL Taiwan) study

    In randomized, controlled trials of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), bimatoprost 0.01 % improved tolerability while retaining the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering efficacy of bimatopr...

    Ying Ying Chen, Tsing-Hong Wang, Catherine Liu, Kwou-Yeung Wu, Shin-Lin Chiu, Susan Simonyi and Da-Wen Lu

    BMC Ophthalmology 2016 16:162

    Published on: 15 September 2016

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