March/April 2012

 

Issue

CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE

What’s in a Name?

By Steven D. Vold, MD

THE LITERATURE

The Literature

By Christopher C. Teng, MD

CHALLENGING CASES

Revision of a Valved Glaucoma Device

By Tatiana C. Franco, MD; Alexander Barash, MS; and Janet B. Serle, MD

SURGICAL PEARLS

Improving Glaucoma Surgery’s Outcomes With Intraoperative Aberrometry

Postoperative refractive error can be reduced in patients undergoing combined glaucoma and cataract surgery.

By Robert J. Noecker, MD, MBA

COVER STORIES:
ADVANCES IN GLAUCOMA LASER THERAPY

Laser Trabeculoplasty

By Hylton R. Mayer, MD; Brian A. Francis, MD, MS; Jeffrey A. Kammer, MD; and George R. Reiss, MD

Current Options for Cyclophotocoagulation

An overview of transscleral diode photocoagulation and endocyclophotocoagulation.

By Mildred M. G. Olivier, MD

Breaking the Blockage With Laser Iridotomy

A safe and effective treatment for angle closure caused by relative or absolute pupillary block.

By Carla J. Siegfried, MD

An Overview of Laser Iridoplasty

This procedure safely widens the angle, and it contributes to the success of other glaucoma procedures.

By Barbara A. Smythe, MD, and Yen Ngo, MD

Postoperative Laser Applications in Glaucoma

Laser treatment can help surgeons and patients avoid a return trip to the OR.

By Pedro Cervantes, MD, and Jon Ruderman, MD

Potential Applications for Femtosecond Lasers in Glaucoma

Promising initial results require validation in humans.

By Leonard K. Seibold, MD, and Malik Y. Kahook, MD

THERAPEUTICS UPDATE

Should You Fire Your Patients for Poor Aherence?

A systematic approach to glaucoma adherence is needed.

By Robert M. Kinast, MD, and Steven L. Mansberger, MD, MPH

INSIDE EYTUBE.NET

Thinking Outside of the Gonioscope on Eyetube.net

By Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD

5 Questions with Sharon Freedman, MD

Dr. Freedman describes the challenges of treating children with glaucoma and of balancing professional and personal responsibilities.

 

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