November/December 2012




Chief Medical Editor’s Page

By Steven D. Vold, MD

The literature

By Ji Liu, MD

Clinician Scientist’s Corner

Sayoko E. Moroi, MD, PhD

By Sayoko E. Moroi, MD, PhD

Challenging Cases

Sequential Glaucoma Drainage Devices for High IOP

By Linda Zhang, MD, and Jennifer S. Weizer, MD

Technology Today

An Argument for Teaching Residents and Fellows Many Procedures

Exposing students to a variety of options benefits them as well as their future patients.

By Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD

Cover Stories:
Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery

What Does MIGS Mean to Me?

Several surgeons share their definitions.

By John P. Berdahl, MD; Malik Y. Kahook, MD; Leonard K. Seibold, MD; Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD; and Hady Saheb, MDCM, FRCSC

Canadian Perspective on a Trabecular Microbypass Stent

A surgeon shares his experience and advice for using the device.

By Paul Harasymowycz, MSc, MD, DABO, FRCSC

How I Plan to Use a Trabecular Microbypass Stent in My Practice

Glaucoma Today asked four surgeons to share their expectations.

By David F. Chang, MD; Richard A. Lewis, MD; Richard L. Lindstrom, MD; and Barbara A. Smit, MD, PhD

Sidebar: Inventor’s Perspective

By Richard Hill, MD

Barriers to the Implementation of a Trabecular Microbypass Stent

The obstacles to the wide adoption of a new glaucoma surgery are manifold.

By L. Jay Katz, MD

Ab Interno Trabeculotomy

Advice for success with this procedure.

By Brian A. Francis, MD, MS

Devices in Development

An update on some of the technologies and procedures being investigated for microinvasive glaucoma surgery.

By Rohit Varma, MD, MPH; William J. Flynn, MD; Robert Marquis, MD, PhD; E. Randy Craven, MD; and Jason Bacharach, MD

Sidebar: Excimer Laser Trabeculostomy

By Michael S. Berlin, MD, MS; Marc Töteberg-Harms, MD; Lea Kleineberg, MD; Richard P. Stodtmeister, MD; and Ulrich F. Giers, MD

Sidebar: The Solx Gold Shunt

By Marlene R. Moster, MD

Therapeutics Update

Why Human Tissue Is Essential to Glaucoma Research

Donor eyes provide key insights into the pathophysiology of primary open-angle glaucoma.

By Abbot F. Clark, PhD

Practice Pointers

Rethinking Glaucoma as a Practice-Building Strategy

How to avoid swimming with the sharks.

By David D. Richardson, MD

5 Questions With Shan C. Lin, MD

Dr. Lin describes some of the mysteries surrounding angle-closure glaucoma and makes his pitch for settling in the Bay Area.


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