Objectives: The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the patient education ability and benefits in treating glaucoma and preventing blindness with the NIDEK GS-1 Gonioscope and earlier surgical intervention with cataract surgery/lensectomy and microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). Methods: This data was collected using a NIDEK GS-1 Gonioscope. Informed consent was obtained from all participants following explanation of possible risks. Results and Discussion: NIDEK GS-1 automated gonioscopy offers many advantages, including (1) the ability to capture high quality, 360-degree chromatic documentation of the iridocorneal angle and trabecular meshwork, (2) improved patient education on the condition at hand through images; and (3) visualization of the change in the angle and trabecular meshwork before and after surgical intervention in patients with glaucoma. Conclusion and Implications: Gonioscopic imaging is helpful in educating patients on the anatomy of the angle and how its anatomical configuration can contribute to glaucoma. It also gives clinicians a supplementary tool to document features of the ICA; to evaluate anatomical changes before and after surgical treatment of glaucoma and cataracts; and to demonstrate to patients how a specific surgical device or technique is controlling their intraocular pressure (IOP).
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the National Medical Association|
|State||Published - Apr 2023|
- NIDEK GS-1 Gonioscope
- Patient education