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May/June 2012

In This Issue


Living the Dream

Steven D. Vold, MD

The Literature

Dana M. Blumberg, MD

Clinician Scientist's Corner

Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, MHS, PhD

Peer Review

Anti-VEGF Therapy and Neovascular Glaucoma

Intravitreal injections improve visual outcomes, but the careful monitoring of patients after treatment is necessary.

Paul Harasymowycz, MD, MSc

Research Results

Highlights of the AGS Annual Meeting

The latest research findings from the 22nd annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society, held March 1 to 4, 2012, in New York City.

Geoffrey T. Emerick, MD

Clinical Strategies

Glaucoma Screenings and Treatment Under Siege

When will the evidence be enough?

Eve J. Higginbotham, SM, MD

Challenging Cases

Bilateral Acute Angle-closure Glaucoma

Ryan K. Wong, MD; Kevin Kaplowitz, MD; Inna Marcus, MD; James C. Tsai, MD; and Tomas M. Grippo, MD

Surgical Pearls

Simultaneous, Combined Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery

Five surgeons discuss which procedure they perform first and share their tips for success.

Garry P. Condon, MD; Thomas W. Samuelson, MD; Bradford J. Shingleton, MD; Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH; and Norman Zabriskie, MD

Cover Stories traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic Angle-closure Glaucoma

A higher index of suspicion for this diagnosis is warranted when the patient has predisposing risk factors for angle closure.

Julia Song, MD

Clinical Approach to Angle-recession Glaucoma

Early diagnosis and the aggressive management of elevated IOP after blunt trauma are essential.

Quang H. Nguyen, MD

Cyclodialysis Cleft

Thoughts on its diagnosis and repair.

Robert Chang, MD

High IOP in Traumatic Hyphema

A review of the etiologies and management of elevated IOP after trauma to the crystalline lens.

Kevin Kaplowitz, MD, and Nils Loewen, MD, PhD

Glaucoma Associated With Chemical Burns

Often overlooked after an injury, this serious complication is the most important limiting factor of these patients' visual rehabilitation.

Terri-Diann Pickering, MD

Epithelial Downgrowth

A rare complication returns.

Sheila P. Sanders, MD

Therapeutics Update

An Approach to Glaucoma Treatment in Pregnant and Lactating Women

Minimize medications and dosing frequency to limit the risks to the mother, fetus, and breastfed infant.

Pradeep Y. Ramulu, MD, MHS, PhD, and Sarwat Salim, MD

5 Questions With James C. Tsai, MD, MBA

Dr. Tsai reflects on his research interests in neuroprotection, visual function, and glaucoma surgery as well as the benefits of a liberal arts education to exploring these topics.