Conference Abstract

Steps to Measurement Floor of an Optical Microangiography Device in Glaucoma

The goal of this study is to evaluate whether Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) has the potential to improve how moderate-to-severe primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is clinically monitored.

The Association of Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Perfusion of the Peripapillary Retina in African Americans

Purpose African Americans have a greater prevalence of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP). We investigated whether glaucomatous vascular changes were related to exposure of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 µm (PM2.5) in the African American Eye Disease Study (AFEDS). Methods The AFEDS is a cross-sectional, population-based cohort study conducted from 2014–2018 of 6,347 self-reported African Americans aged 40 years or older residing in 32 US census tracts of Inglewood, California.

Veterans First, Deported Second

Deported Veterans (DV) living in Tijuana, Mexico were interviewed to understand their experiences. All DV entered the US as children and served in the military, half of DV reported difficulties returning to civilian life, one-third of DV did not speak Spanish at the time of their deportation. DV rights need attention.

Prevalence and Characteristics of Primary Angle Closure Disease in an Adult Chinese American Population: The Chinese American Eye Study

The prevalence of primary angle closure (PAC) glaucoma is lower among Chinese Americans than East Asians based on standard definitions of angle closure. However, prevalences of PAC suspect and PAC approximate rates seen in Asia.

Matrix Remodeling Accompanies In Vitro Articular Cartilage Shaping

Articular cartilage (AC) supports and distributes loads in synovial joints while maintaining a nearly frictionless surface. The objective of this study was to determine the presence, magnitude and depth-dependence of collagen (COL) and glycosaminoglycans (GAG) remodeling that accompany the shape change of AC.