Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Glaucoma
A Special Edition by
The Ophthalmology – Open Journal (OOJ)
Submissions deadline: May 31st, 2017 (Article Processing Charges are $100 USD)
Release Date: July 15th, 2017 (Accepted papers will be published online immediately).
Special Edition Editor
Syed Shoeb Ahmad, MBBS, MS, FAEH, FCLI
Department of Ophthalmology
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Introduction of Special Edition
This issue of Ophthalmology Open Journal shall focus on glaucoma. It explores the techniques utilized in the diagnosis of glaucoma as well as the management strategies involving medications, lasers and surgical techniques, including Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS).
Over the years there has been an explosive growth in the techniques and instruments utilized for the assessment and diagnosis of glaucoma patients. Anterior segment imaging, retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell layer thickness utilizing optical coherence tomography (OCT), Detection of Apoptozing Retinal ganglion Cells (DARC) technology and such, are cutting edge techniques to make diagnosis of glaucoma more sensitive and specific . There are also novel approaches being developed to manage this condition. On the pharmacological front there is the synthesis of newer combination of agents, drugs with newer modes of action and newer routes of action. Similarly, newer lasers such as MicroPulse Trans-scleral cyclophotocoagulation are making management easier and more effective. There is also advent of reliable and robust surgical techniques including modifications to trabeculectomy utilizing anti-metabolites and anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (anti-VEGF) agents. Another new method which is becoming rapidly popular is the use of MIGS. These implants are proving effective in overcoming the deficiencies of trabeculectomy.
In such a scenario, it would be highly informative to present a compilation of these developments so that this issue could prove useful for al practicing ophthalmologists.
Dr. Syed Shoeb Ahmad