March/April 2013


In this Issue

Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients

Surgical strategies, techniques, and technologies for managing these challenging cases.



Chief Medical Editor's Page

Gonioscopy Renaissance

By Steven D. Vold, MD

The Literature

The Literature

By Anjum Cheema, MD, and Anurag Shrivastava, MD

Clinical Strategies

Talk to Your Patient, Doc!

Communication is the key to unlocking all doors.

By George L. Spaeth, MD; Parul Ichhpujani, MD; and Shibal Bhartiya, MD

Challenging Cases

When BAIT Masquerades as Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

By Jennifer E. Williamson, MD; Amanda Y. Lehman, MD; and Janet B. Serle, MD

Surgical Pearls

Use of Adhesives in Glaucoma Surgery

Fibrin glue and sealants are time-saving alternatives to sutures in some procedures.

By Robert J. Noecker, MD, MBA

Technology Today

Measuring Macular Thickness in Glaucoma

Clinicians must be aware of important differences in the macular imaging protocols of the commercially available optical coherence tomography systems.

By Ahmad A. Aref, MD

Cover Stories: Cataract Surgery In Glaucoma Patients

Sedation Considerations

An overview of anesthesia options for patients with concomitant cataract and glaucoma.

By Ryan D. Vincent, MD

Combined Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

By Sandra M. Johnson, MD

Cataract Surgery Combined With Canaloplasty

Phacocanaloplasty has been shown to reduce IOP to a greater extent than canaloplasty alone.

By Mahmoud A. Khaimi, MD

Combined Cataract Surgery and MIGS: Which Procedures Will Be a Match Made in Heaven?

Technologies for microinvasive glaucoma surgery will have an increasing role in managing patients with mild to moderate glaucoma and cataracts.

By Quang H. Nguyen, MD

How to Manage Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome in Cataract Surgery

With a controlled surgical technique and the help of capsular support devices when needed, phacoemulsification is safe and beneficial in eyes with this condition.

By Bradford J. Shingleton, MD

The Challenges of Performing Cataract Surgery on Hypotonous Eyes

Careful surgical planning is required for eyes with a low IOP.

By Jonathan Myers, MD

Techniques for Managing a Small Pupil During Cataract Surgery

These strategies take into account the possible underlying pathophysiology in eyes that dilate poorly.

By Kathryn B. Freidl, MD, and Marlene R. Moster, MD

When to Remove a Cataract in the Setting of ACG

Advice for managing these challenging cases.

By Barbara Smit, MD, PhD

Laser Cataract Surgery for Glaucoma Patients

Patients expect the best, and we can deliver.

By Jason Jones, MD

Research Results

Highlights of the AGS

The latest research findings from the 23rd annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society, held February 28 to March 3, 2013, in San Francisco.

By Geoffrey T. Emerick, MD

Therapeutics Update

A Medical Approach to Forming a Complete Eyelid Crease

Topical prostaglandins may be a viable nonsurgical option for Asian patients who desire a double eyelid crease.

By Julia Song, MD

Practice Pointers

ASC Versus Hospital for Glaucoma Surgery

How I minimize the pain regarding my choice.

By Adam C. Reynolds, MD


Dr. Tanna discusses his love of academia and shares his passion for French cuisine and wines.


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