July/August 2014

 

In this Issue

Optimizing 24-Hour Glaucoma Care

Making the most of today's information and technology and looking ahead to tomorrow.

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CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE

Keeping Patients First

By Steven D. Vold, MD

THE LITERATURE

The Literature

By Sunju Park, MD, and Assumpta Madu, MD, PharmD, MBA

CLINICIAN SCIENTIST’S CORNER

Arthur J. Sit, SM, MD

By Arthur J. Sit, SM, MD

LANDMARK STUDIES

Glaucoma Therapy Delivers Great Patient and Financial Value

The cost-utility analysis associated with glaucoma therapy.

By Gary C. Brown, MD, MBA; Joshua D. Stein, MD, MSc, MS; Melissa M. Brown, MD, MN, MBA; Richard P. Wilson, MD; and George L. Spaeth, MD

RESEARCH RESULTS

Could Glaucoma Be a Two-Pressure Disease?

Research on the effects of space flight on the ocular system may help reveal if cerebrospinal fluid pressure plays a role in the development of glaucoma and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

By John P. Berdahl, MD

CHALLENGING CASES

Managing Tube Exposure in the Setting of Severe Conjunctival Scarring

By Sonya Babar Shah, MD, and Michael Pro, MD

TECHNOLOGY TODAY

Point/Counterpoint: Debating the Cost-Effectiveness of a Glaucoma Surgical Device

By Steven Kymes, PhD, and Leon W. Herndon, MD

COVER STORIES: OPTIMIZING 24-HOUR GLAUCOMA CARE

The Societal Costs of Blindness From Uncontrolled Glaucoma

By Yvonne N. Covin, MD; Daniel Laroche, MD; and Mildred M. G. Olivier, MD

Advances in 24-Hour IOP Monitoring

This technology will lead to more personalized care for patients.

By Robert Chang, MD

The Evolution of Target Pressure

This concept is evolving as the databases of large clinical trials are analyzed.

By Paul F. Palmberg, MD, PhD

Diurnal IOP Control: How Important Is It?

Many glaucoma experts agree that IOP variation is important to evaluating and managing patients with glaucoma.

By Sanjay Asrani, MD

Enhancing Glaucoma Patients’ Adherence to Prescribed Medical Therapy

Tools to meet the challenge.

By Gail F. Schwartz, MD

New Horizons in Glaucoma Drug Delivery

Many products are in research and development, but there are numerous challenges.

By Gary D. Novack, PhD

Current Concepts in Laser Trabeculoplasty

Advances in technology make this option an attractive alternative or adjunct to medical therapy.

By Jason Bacharach, MD

Filtration Surgery: Indications and Improvements

The future of this intervention likely depends on the development of devices that communicate between the anterior chamber and the episcleral space.

By Michael Stiles, MD

The Evolving Indications for Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery

Less surgery may be more.

By Robert Marquis, MD, PhD

THERAPEUTICS UPDATE

Novel Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Research suggests that many issues other than IOP may play a role in the pathophysiology of glaucoma.

By Shan Lin, MD

INDUSTRY NEWS AND INNOVATIONS

Industry News and Innovations

5 Questions With Cynthia Mattox, MD

Dr. Mattox describes the challenges of health care regulations and of windsurfing.

 

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