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The objectives of this study are: - To evaluate the efficacy of Phentolamine Mesylate to lower intra-ocular pressure (IOP) in the treatment of Open-Angle Glaucoma (OAG) and Ocular Hypertension (OHT). - To evaluate the ocular and systemic safety of Phentolamine Mesylate compared to its vehicle. - To evaluate additional efficacy of Phentolamine Mesylate to improve visual performance.
The purpose of this research study is to compare the effect of Latanoprostene Bunod and Timolol on eye pressure and blood vessels of the back of the eye.
The ophthalmic changes during long-lasting sleep apnea are lacking in description and assessment. The investigators intend to observe patients for a long time and observe if the changes in eye tissues are progressing over the years in easily recognizable patterns.
To evaluate the efficacy of once daily dosing with SPARC's novel ophthalmic formulation of bimatoprost compared with Lumigan 0.01% in subjects with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
This study evaluates the effect of dexamethasone implant which is an intraocular corticosteroid on the optic nerve fibers. Retinal nerve fiber thicknesses and optic nerve head pitting rates were measured before and 6 months after the injection.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of two instruments to measure changes in two ocular structures: 1) the anterior chamber depth (ACD) - measured using low coherence optical biometry, and 2) minimum rim width of the optic nerve head (MRW) - measured using optical coherence tomography. Changes in these ocular structures indicate fluctuations in intraocular pressure (IOP) and will be measured during scleral contact lens (SGP) wear to determine if SGP wear influences IOP. We hypothesize that a scleral lens increases the intraocular pressure (IOP) during active wear and that the ACD and MRW will also change.
The primary objective of this trial is to assess the safety of ST266 given by non-invasive intranasal trans-cribriform delivery to subjects with ocular hypertension.
The main purpose of this prospective study is to demonstrate the therapeutic equivalence of topical brinzolamide compared with AzoptTM
This study will evaluate the long-term safety and efficacy of Bimatoprost SR in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who completed 1 of the 4 Phase 3 Bimatoprost SR studies (192024-091, -092, -093, or -095) and received Bimatoprost SR.
Glaucoma is characterized by a progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) leading to optic nerve head (ONH) damage and associated visual field defects. The main risk factor for glaucoma is elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Reducing IOP slows down the progression of the disease as several large multicenter trials have shown. Some patients, however, still progress despite adequately controlled IOP. As such, there is considerable interest in approaches that rescue RGCs independent of IOP, a strategy called neuroprotection. Although this field was actively discovered in the last 20 years in the brain and the eye, no non-IOP related treatment is clinically available to date. Various approaches are currently studied in some detail. One interesting strategy focuses on the neurovascular unit. The blood flow of the human retina is controlled by complex mechanisms that include myogenic, metabolic and hormonal factors. The high consumption of oxygen in the human retina is crucial for normal functioning of the organ. As in the brain, blood flow in the retina is also controlled by neurovascular coupling. This means that the retina increases its blood flow to regions in which neurons are activated. This is done in an effort to provide more oxygen and glucose to the active neurons. In the recent years evidence has accumulated that astrocytes play a key role in mediating this vasodilator signal. In the brain, abnormalities in neurovascular coupling have been observed in diseases like stroke, hypertension, spinal-cord injury and Alzheimer's disease. This break-down of neurovascular coupling is considered to play a key role in neuronal death in these diseases. In the retina, abnormalities in neurovascular coupling have been observed in diseases as diabetes and glaucoma. Most of the data obtained in the human retina stem from a system that measures retinal vasodilatation during stimulation with flickering light. The investigators have previously shown that flicker stimulation of the retina is, however, also associated with a pronounced increase in retinal blood velocities. In this study the investigators employed laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV) for the measurement of retinal blood velocities, but this technique is not clinically applicable because it requires excellent fixation of the subject under study. In the present study, the investigators propose to use an alternative system for neurovascular coupling that they have developed recently. In this approach, the investigators use bi-directional Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography for the assessment of retinal blood flow. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive optical imaging modality enabling cross-sectional tomographic in vivo visualization of internal microstructure in biological systems. In ophthalmology, OCT has become a standard tool in visualizing the retina and nowadays is considered also as a standard tool in the diagnosis of retinal disease. In the recent years, conventional time domain OCT was replaced by Fourier domain OCT providing significantly improved signal quality. This bidirectional system overcomes the limitations of previously realized techniques, which include doubtful validity and limited reproducibility. In addition, pattern ERG, multifocal ERG and oscillatory potentials will be measured to allow for concomitant assessment of neural function. The investigators seek to measure neurovascular coupling in the human retina in patients with early primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), normal tension glaucoma, ocular hypertension and a healthy control group. In order to obtain information on neurovascular coupling, both neuronal function as well as retinal blood flow need to be measured. In the present study, the investigators will employ pattern ERG, multifocal ERG as well as oscillatory potentials to assess the function of the inner retina. Retinal blood flow through major retinal arterial and venous branch vessels will be measured before, during and after flicker stimulation with the dual-beam bidirectional Fourier Domain Doppler OCT coupled to the commercially available Dynamic Vessel Analyzer (DVA) produced by IMEDOS, Jena, Germany, which provides adequate resolution to study the retinal circulation.