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No Clear Differences in Shunts for Glaucoma (CME/CE)

Saturday, August 12, 2017 -- (MedPage Today) -- Safety, efficacy similar to trabeculectomy

Is there a role for MIGS devices in the treatment of pediatric glaucoma?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -- PointFor children with primary congenital glaucoma, the pathology is at the trabecular meshwork, and for this reason, Schlemm’s canal-based surgery remains the treatment of choice. Goniotomy and trabeculotomy have reasonable success rates and a low risk for complications. If angle surgery fails, glaucoma drainage device surgery and trabeculectomy with mitomycin C can be considered, but these procedures carry significant risks and are difficult to perform in the pediatric population.

Advances in glaucoma management blur the barriers between subspecialties

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -- Glaucoma management has undergone significant advancements in recent years. New minimally invasive surgical options have become available, filling in the gap between medical management and major surgeries such as trabeculectomy and tubes. On the diagnostic side, OCT technology has allowed a better understanding of the pathophysiology of glaucoma and more accurate monitoring of the effects of treatment, and has broadened the view to new imaging markers for progression. Glaucoma has opened up as a subspecialty to share areas of interest with other subspecialties and even other branches of medicine.“The life of a glaucoma specialist has become a lot busier with so many options. We wear many hats now, and it is great to be able to wear a white