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October 2009

In This Issue

Editor's Page

Blebs: the Bane of Glaucoma Surgery

Richard A. Lewis, MD - Chief Medical Editor

Research Results

Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure and Glaucoma

Intracranial pressure may hold the key to understanding why IOP plays a major role in the development of glaucoma.

John Berdahl, MD

Surgical Pearls

Closing the Fornix-Based Flap

An overview of the requirements for success.

Craig Marcus, MD

Closing the Fornix-Based Flap

How I achieve a watertight seal.

Garry P. Condon, MD

Technology Today

Imaging Optic Nerve Head Drusen With Spectral Domain OCT

A new algorithm may help clinicians to determine the cause of visual field loss in patients with coexisting drusen and glaucoma.

Huijuan Wu, MD, PhD; Johannes F. de Boer, PhD; and Teresa C. Chen, MD

Complications: Focus On The Bleb

Bleb Leaks

Experience-based advice on management.

Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH

Hypotony due to an Overactive Bleb

How to proceed when filtering surgery is too effective.

Amy Badger, MD; Todd Perkins, MD; Geoffrey T. Emerick, MD; and Michael C. Stiles, MD

Managing a Failing Filtering Bleb

An understanding of wound healing and predisposing risk factors will help surgeons in their rescue efforts.

Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD, and James C. Tsai, MD

Bleb-Related Infections

Diagnosis, risk factors, and the treatment of blebitis and bleb-related endophthalmitis.

JoAnn A. Giaconi, MD

Challenging Cases

Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage Secondary to Diabetic Gastroparesis

Scott J. Fudemberg, MD; Parul Ichhpujani, MD; and Marlene R. Moster, MD

Practice Pointers

Adopting New Technology

Guidelines for incorporating new diagnostic and surgical techniques into an established glaucoma practice.

Steven D. Vold, MD


Blebless Glaucoma Surgery

Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD

5 Questions With Barbara A. Smit, MD, PhD

Dr. Smit reveals why she switched professions and describes how she uses laser trabeculoplasty.

Barbara A. Smit, MD, PhD