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New imaging technologies that allow visualisation of the lamina, sclera and choroid are providing new insights into the anatomical aspects of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, said Claude Burgoyne MD, Devers Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, US.

The lymphatic system appears to play a hitherto unappreciated role in aqueous outflow, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for glaucoma, Professor Neeru Gupta, Chief of Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada, told a session of the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo.

A convergence of mobile and cloud-computing technology with new diagnostic techniques for glaucoma has the potential to greatly improved access to expert clinical opinion for glaucoma patients in remote parts of the world, and their capabilities will only expand as the technology improves, according to presentations at the 11th Congress of the European Society of Glaucoma in Nice.

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Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is safe and effective for use in combination with non-penetrating deep sclerectomy in glaucoma patients, Prof Svetlana Anisimova, Moscow, Russia, told the XXXII Congress of the ESCRS in London. 
In a case comparison study, vacuum docking during the femtosecond laser step did not raise intraocular pressure (IOP) excessively, and complication rates and visual outcomes were similar to patients undergoing conventional phacoemulsification.

Will advances in technology render ophthalmologists obsolete in the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma? Two noted glaucoma specialists debated the question during a session of the 11th Congress of the European Glaucoma Society in Nice.

Knowledge of risk factors for primary open-angle glaucoma onset and progression can be helpful when deciding on a management strategy in individual patients, according to some noted glaucoma experts who spoke at the 11th European Glaucoma Society Congress in Nice.

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