September/October 2014

 

In this Issue

The Assessment of Glaucomatous Disease

Clinicians discuss how to raise the bar on this crucial component of care.

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CHIEF MEDICAL EDITOR’S PAGE

Changing Paradigms in Glaucoma Care

By Steven D. Vold, MD

THE LITERATURE

The Literature

By Noga Harizman, MD, and Kateki Vinod, MD

CLINICIAN SCIENTIST’S CORNER

Shan Lin, MD

PEER REVIEW

The Role of 24-Hour IOP Monitoring in Glaucoma

Continuous monitoring would allow clinicians to develop a more complete IOP profile on which to base long-term treatment goals for patients.

By Leonard K. Seibold, MD; Kaweh Mansouri, MD, MPH; Jeffrey R. SooHoo, MD; and Malik Y. Kahook, MD

CHALLENGING CASES

Progressive Visual Field Loss in the Setting of Normalized IOP

By Shakeel Shareef, MD, and Morgan Renner, MD, MPH

TECHNOLOGY TODAY

The Future of Noninvasive Surgeries to Enhance Aqueous Outflow

Sonic energy and the modified delivery of laser energy appear to be the next wave.

By Jeffrey A. Kammer, MD

Sidebar: Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty

By Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC

RESEARCH RESULTS

The Jigsaw Effect

Refined perimetric analysis confirms that the brain coordinates bilateral glaucomatous neurodegeneration to optimize the surviving binocular visual field.

By William Eric Sponsel, MD

FEATURE STORY

The Effects of Changing Demographics on Ophthalmology

An increase in life expectancy means more need for eye care as the population ages.

By Norbert Pfeiffer, MD, PhD

COVER STORIES: THE ASSESSMENT OF GLAUCOMATOUS DISEASE

Visual Evoked Potentials and Glaucoma

An in-office method for examining the visual pathway.

By Mary Anne Ahluwalia, DO, and Steven D. Vold, MD

The Role of Visual Fields in the Early Detection of Glaucoma and Its Progression

A justification for evaluating the visual field.

By Chris A. Johnson, PhD

Visualizing the Outflow Pathway

Future advances in OCT may make it possible to evaluate the functionality of the collector system.

By Larry Kagemann, PhD, and Joel S. Schuman, MD

Does Blood Flow Measurement Have a Role in Glaucoma Care?

Advanced imaging technologies and therapeutic options make blood flow measurement a prime consideration in glaucoma monitoring.

By Ahmad A. Aref, MD; Yali Jia, PhD; and David Huang, MD, PhD

How Valuable Is Anterior Segment Imaging?

Imaging devices are useful for further screening after first-line diagnostic assessment.

By Shan Lin, MD

Evaluating Optic Nerve Head Topography

Topographic measurements can provide valuable information for several stages of glaucoma management.

By Andrew J. Tatham, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed), and Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD

Optical Coherence Tomography in Glaucoma

An essential imaging modality for diagnosis, monitoring, and management of the disease.

By Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, and Syed Amal Hussnain, MD

INSIDE EYETUBE.NET

Implanting a Valved Tube Shunt

By Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB

RESIDENTS AND FELLOWS

Bridges in Glaucoma Care

By Meng Lu, MD

Ruminations for the Voting Booth

Ophthalmologists need to research candidates running for office before voting in the 2014 midterm elections.

By Jeffrey J. Kimbell and Kenneth L. Hodge
 

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