TAG Episode 4 - April 16, 2009

Vascular problems related to glaucoma; a discussion with Mark Lesk, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Associate Professor Universite de Montreal and director of Ophthalmology research at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. (http://recherche.maisonneuve-rosemont.org/en-ca/research/our-research-investigators/lesk-mark.html) The focus of this discussion is on research on systemic vascular endothelial dysfunction and how this pertains clinically to glaucoma. The balance between vasodilation from nitric oxide and vasoconstriction from endothelin-1.

Robert M Schertzer, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Clinical Associate Professor
Dept of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of British Columbia

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