In this episode of the What the Fundus Podcast, we discuss the role pericytes potentially play in the damage that occurs from glaucoma. The article we reference in this podcast is Pericyte Dysfunction and Loss of Interpericyte Tunneling Nanotubes Promote Neurovascular Deficits in Glaucoma.
I remember a number of years back at a lecture hearing about a study that reported a significant reduction in the risk of a fall if a patient had cataract surgery. This study reminds me of that. Association Between Cataract Extraction and Development of Dementia published in the December 2021 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine […]
We missed a week last week because of the craziness of Thanksgiving travel. There is a new podcast out now, though, discussing the link between severe glaucoma and cognitive impairment. I wrote a little blurb about this article already. You can subscribe to our podcast here or anywhere you find podcasts.
I very much enjoyed reading this paper. Lower Cognitive Function in Patients With Functionally and Structurally Severe Glaucoma: The LIGHT Study in the October 2021 edition of Journal of Glaucoma. This quote says it all right here. “This cross-sectional study of 172 patients with glaucoma showed that functional and structural glaucoma damage was significantly associated with […]
Given my interest in the anterior segment and myopia control, I will freely admit that I am not the best at treating glaucoma. I know my limits. That said, it has driven me to learn as much about it as humanly possible. This paper gives an excellent data set for why laser trabeculoplasty should be […]
A retrospective study in the journal Ophthalmology reporting that low blood pressure has a significant correlation with developing open angle glaucoma. Interestingly, the association was not there for people with low blood pressure as a secondary effect from being treated for hypertension.
A lot of great information from this study in the October 2021 edition of American Journal of Ophthalmology. “We found that for each unit (1 D) increase in myopia, the risk of glaucoma increases by approximately 20%. The risk more steeply increases in high-degree myopia, representing a significant non-linear relationship.” If you look more granularly […]