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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. To examine the speed and accuracy of saccadic eye movements during a novel eye tracking threshold visual field assessment and determine whether eye movement parameters may improve ability to detect glaucoma.

    Authors: Andrew J. Tatham, Ian C. Murray, Alice D. McTrusty, Lorraine A. Cameron, Antonios Perperidis, Harry M. Brash, Brian W. Fleck and Robert A. Minns

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To determine the effect of various factors to the preservation rate of the conjunctival layer borderlines of glaucomatous eyes treated with anti-glaucoma eye drops.

    Authors: Makoto Gozawa, Yoshihiro Takamura, Kentaro Iwasaki, Shogo Arimura and Masaru Inatani

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:244

    Content type: Research article

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  3. To compare the efficacy of phacoemulsification (PKE) combined with nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy (NPDS) with mitomycin C (MMC) versus XEN® gel stent with MMC.

    Authors: Vincent Theillac, Esther Blumen-Ohana, Jad Akesbi, Pascale Hamard, Alexandre Sellam, Emmanuelle Brasnu, Christophe Baudouin, Antoine Labbe and Jean-Philippe Nordmann

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Poor persistence with glaucoma therapy can lead to disease progression and subsequent blindness. Persistence with second-line glaucoma combination treatment in a Japanese real-world setting and whether it diff...

    Authors: Kenji Kashiwagi, Eriko Chono, Sarah Koesters and Poh Sin Yap

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To investigate the safety and efficacy of scleral concave pool trabeculectomy (SCPT) combined phacoemulsification for eyes with coexisting cataract and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

    Authors: Xiangxiang Ye, Yongjun Qi, Jianhua Deng, Yang Yang, Ting Mo, Mao Xu and Wanjun Liu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:222

    Content type: Research article

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  6. To introduce a novel protocol to treat refractory acute primary angle closure (APAC): transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TCP) followed by cataract surgery.

    Authors: Wei Liu, Luning Qin, Chenjia Xu, Dandan Huang, Ruru Guo, Jian Ji and Nomdo M. Jansonius

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To investigate the diagnostic power of radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) density, measured with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A), in patients with superior segmental optic hypoplasia (SSOH).

    Authors: Maiko Abe, Kazuko Omodaka, Tsutomu Kikawa and Toru Nakazawa

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The surgical management of glaucoma associated with Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome (ARS) is poorly described in the literature. The goal of this study is to compare the effectiveness of various glaucoma surgeries on...

    Authors: Emily M. Zepeda, Kari Branham, Sayoko E. Moroi and Brenda L. Bohnsack

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To investigate the long term surgical outcomes of cataract surgery in severe and end stage glaucoma patients with preoperative intraocular pressure less than 21 mmHg, and to detect the associated factors.

    Authors: Lin Fu, Yau Kei Chan, Junhua Li, Li Nie, Na Li and Weihua Pan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In order to detect glaucomatous optic nerve damages early on and evaluate the severity of glaucoma, a previously developed analytic method based on photographic retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) angle defect wa...

    Authors: Alexander Chen, Ing-Chou Lai, Wan-Hua Cho, Hung-Yin Lai, Pei-Wen Lin, Pei-Chang Wu and Ming-Tse Kuo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:141

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To compare the anterior biometrics in eyes with secondary acute angle closure induced by occult lens subluxation (ASAC-LS), misdiagnosed as acute primary angle closure (APAC) at the first visit with APAC, chro...

    Authors: Xiaoli Xing, Liangyu Huang, Fang Tian, Yan Zhang, Yingjuan Lv, Wei Liu and Aihua Liu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:87

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Tear film stability is the key event in ocular surface diseases. The purpose of this study is to evaluate spatial and temporal progression of the tear film breakup using an automatic non-invasive device.

    Authors: Adriano Guarnieri, Elena Carnero, Anne-Marie Bleau, Nicolás López de Aguileta Castaño, Marcos Llorente Ortega and Javier Moreno-Montañés

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Glaucoma is a global public health problem and it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Even though public knowledge of glaucoma is a key for early case identification and prevention of bli...

    Authors: Zewdu Yenegeta, Ayanaw Tsega, Yezinash Addis and Fisseha Admassu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2020 20:8

    Content type: Research article

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  14. XEN® gel stent (Allergan, Dublin/Republic of Ireland) is a relatively new microinvasive glaucoma device providing an ab-interno approach to the subconjunctival space for aqueous drainage and reduction of intra...

    Authors: Chandni Gupta and Divya Mathews

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:253

    Content type: Case report

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  15. The subconjunctival anesthesia with local anesthetics is considered as a low-risk procedure allowing ocular surgery without serious complications typical for retro- or parabulbar anesthesia, especially in pati...

    Authors: Katharina Knoll, Kristine Chobanyan-Jürgens, Dirk O. Stichtenoth, Ingo Roland Volkmann, Katerina Hufendiek and Carsten Framme

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:195

    Content type: Case report

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  16. A patient’s perception of how their glaucoma is managed will influence both adherence to their medication and outcome measures such as quality of life.

    Authors: Alison Fraenkel, Graham A. Lee, Stephen J Vincent, Roslyn A. Vincent, Rupert R. A. Bourne and Peter Shah

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:192

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The object of this study is to investigate the effect of early bleb parameters measured by three-dimensional anterior-segment optical coherence tomography on the surgical success of trabeculectomy.

    Authors: Utako Tsutsumi-Kuroda, Sachi Kojima, Ayako Fukushima, Kei-Ichi Nakashima, Keiichiro Iwao, Hidenobu Tanihara and Toshihiro Inoue

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:155

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Interface fluid syndrome (IFS) is an unusual complication after laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). We report the first case of IFS after uncomplicated phacotrabeculectomy in a patient who had under...

    Authors: Chung Young Kim, Young Ho Jung, Eun Ji Lee, Joon Young Hyon, Kyu Hyung Park and Tae Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:74

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Diabetic macular edema (DME) can be treated with different alternatives, among them Dexamethasone intravitreal implant 0.7 mg (DEX 0.7) has demonstrated that may improve both central macular thickness (CMT) an...

    Authors: Verónica Castro-Navarro, Enrique Cervera-Taulet, Catalina Navarro-Palop, Clara Monferrer-Adsuara, Laura Hernández-Bel and Javier Montero-Hernández

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2019 19:15

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Central corneal thickness (CCT) has long been implicated to affect glaucoma predisposition. Several reports have identified that thinner CCT is a risk factor for open-angle glaucoma, and that CCT can be very v...

    Authors: Sana’ Muhsen, Feras Alkhalaileh, Mohammad Hamdan and Saif Aldeen AlRyalat

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:279

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To describe a unique case of decompression retinopathy manifesting as pre-macular subhyaloid hemorrhage that occurs in a nine-day old child after undergoing a non-penetrating deep sclerectomy for primary conge...

    Authors: Prithvi Ramtohul, Maëva Chardavoine, Marie Beylerian, Aurore Aziz, Frédéric Matonti and Danièle Denis

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:240

    Content type: Case report

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  22. To describe a new technique and present its long-term outcome for prevention of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) tube exposure in patients with refractory glaucoma.

    Authors: O. M. Gedar Totuk, K. Kabadayi, A. Colakoglu, N. Ekizoglu and U. Aykan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:226

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. To investigate the prevalence of depression and anxiety among subjects with self-reported glaucoma and the association between self-reported glaucoma and depression respectively anxiety in a European cohort.

    Authors: J. Rezapour, S. Nickels, A. K. Schuster, M. Michal, T. Münzel, P. S. Wild, I. Schmidtmann, K. Lackner, A. Schulz, N. Pfeiffer and M. E. Beutel

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:157

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The aim of this study, which included a baseline cross-sectional study and a 3-year follow-up prospective study, was to investigate the association between glaucomatous visual field damage and driving cessatio...

    Authors: Aya Takahashi, Kenya Yuki, Sachiko Awano-Tanabe, Takeshi Ono, Daisuke Shiba and Kazuo Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:122

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Many studies have investigated the clinical benefits of Ologen for trabeculectomy. However, its benefits for Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation have not been investigated as extensively. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Tai Jun Kim, Sohyun Kang, Jin Wook Jeoung, Young Kook Kim and Ki Ho Park

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2018 18:45

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Glaucoma is a chronic disease characterized by irreversible optic nerve damage and visual field loss that leads to visual impairment and blindness; ultimately limiting personal independence and compromising ov...

    Authors: Fisseha A. Ayele, Banchamelak Zeraye, Yared Assefa, Kbrom Legesse, Telake Azale and Matthew J. Burton

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:248

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Surgeries are inevitable for treating primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) and risk factors of surgical failure play a key role in surgical decision making. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence ...

    Authors: Chunyu Guo, Yue Wu, Li Xu, Mao Li, Zi Wang, Ni Ni and Wenyi Guo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:170

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  28. Raising public awareness and knowledge about glaucoma is a key for early case identification and prevention of blindness. However, awareness and knowledge about glaucoma is unknown at community level, making p...

    Authors: Destaye Shiferaw Alemu, Alemayehu Desalegn Gudeta and Kbrom Legesse Gebreselassie

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:154

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP) with that of retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCILP) analysis using optical coh...

    Authors: XiangWu Chen and YingXi Zhao

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:77

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Satoshi Yokota, Yuji Takihara, Yoshihiro Takamura and Masaru Inatani

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:57

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  31. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2017 17:45

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