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April 2009

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Let It Flow

Richard A. Lewis, MD, Chief Medical Editor

Research Results

Highlights of the AGS Annual Meeting

The latest research findings from a joint meeting of the American Glaucoma Society and the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group held March 5 to 8, 2009, in San Diego.

Geoffrey T. Emerick, MD

Therapeutics Update

Improving Compliance

Glaucoma Today asked four physicians to share their top tips for increasing patients' adherence to prescribed glaucoma therapy.

Eve J. Higginbotham, MD; George L. Spaeth, MD; David S. Friedman, MD, MPH, PhD; and Michele C. Lim, MD

Surgical Pearls

Glaucoma Surgery in Patients on Blood Thinners

Five approaches to this challenging scenario.

Cynthia Mattox, MD; Bradford J. Shingleton, MD; Marlene R. Moster, MD; Parul Khator, MD; Steven V. L. Brown, MD; and Eydie G. Miller-Ellis, MD

Cover Stories: Blood Flow

The Vascular Theory in Glaucoma

A focus on the endothelial cells.

Barbara M. Wirostko, MD; Rita Ehrlich, MD; and Alon Harris, MS, PhD

Translating Perfusion Pressure

Current evidence on the role of perfusion pressure in glaucoma and future considerations.

Fotis Topouzis, MD

Should We Measure (and Treat) Ocular Perfusion Pressure in Glaucoma Patients?

Mounting evidence indicates that this parameter may affect an individual patient's risk of developing glaucoma and/or its progression, but there are currently multiple challenges to and limitations on incorporating this concept into everyday clinical practice.

James C. Tsai, MD

Measuring Ocular Blood Flow

A surge in peer-reviewed publications examining the role of blood flow in glaucoma necessitates an understanding of the pros and cons of measuring ocular hemodynamic parameters.

Alon Harris, MS, PhD, and Larry Kagemann, MS

Incorporating Blood Flow Into Clinical Practice

How does this parameter currently fit into the diagnosis and management of glaucoma?

Louis B. Cantor, MD, and Vital P. Costa, MD

Challenging Cases

Glaucoma Secondary to Traumatic Hyphema

Benjamin Baumrind and Sandra M. Johnson, MD

Practice Pointers

Preparing for Recertification

Insiders explain the Maintenance of Certification process.

Jason Bacharach, MD, and Flora Lum, MD


5 Questions With Garry P. Condon, MD

Dr. Condon shares his reasons for coming to and remaining in the United States as well as the inspiration for his suture fixation of an IOL.