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Studies from Prince of Songkla University Reveal New Findings on Glaucoma

February 14, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Fresh data on Eye Diseases and Conditions are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Toronto, Canada, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) was used to diagnose Ahmed tube tip patency in patients with opaque corneas after corneal transplantation and tube shortening. Noncomparative observational case series: 3 consecutive patients with nonvisualized tubes and uncontrolled intraocular pressure after corneal transplantation underwent AS-OCT to determine tube tip patency."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Prince of Songkla University, "In each case, AS-OCT allowed for imaging of the tube position, wall passage, and osteum patency that could not be visualized on gonioscopy. Two of 3 tubes were found to be nonpatent."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "High-resolution noncontact cross-sectional AS-OCT images provide information on tube position and patency in the presence of opaque media after corneal transplantation, assisting with clinical decision-making."

For more information on this research see: Glaucoma tube imaging using anterior segment optical coherence tomography in patients with opaque cornea. Journal of Glaucoma, 2013;22(9):773-5. (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins - www.lww.com; Journal of Glaucoma - journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/pages/default.aspx)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W. Kiddee, *Dept. of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand Dept. of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada (see also Eye Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Glaucoma, Imaging Technology, North and Central America, Eye Diseases and Conditions, Optical Coherence Tomography.

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