TAG Episode 7 - Aug 2, 2009

In this second part of a two part conversation, we discuss the risk factors for progression in Normal Tension Glaucoma as determined by the Normal Tension Glaucoma Study.

Stephen Drance, MD, FRCSC, is Professor Emeritus UBC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was the co-lead investigator for the Normal Tension Glaucoma studies, popularized the importance of disc hemorrhages in glaucoma which bear his name, and has made many other contributions to much of our current understanding of glaucoma. He has published 10 books, 14 book chapters, and 358 articles on Glaucoma. At the local level, he founded the UBC Eye Care Centre and Festival Vancouver. These recordings were made at the home of Stephen & Betty Drance in June, 2009.
Selected references:
Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study Group.
Natural History of Normal Tension Glaucoma. Ophthalmology 108; 247-253,2001

Collaborative Normal-Tension Glaucoma Study Group.
Risk factors for Progression of Visual Field Abnormalities in Normal Tension Glaucoma, Amer J Ophthalmol 131; 699-708, 2001

Schulzer, M Normal Tension Glaucoma Study Group
Errors in the diagnosis of visual field progression in normal tension glaucoma. Ophthalmology 101;1589-1593,1994

Schulzer,M and Normal Tension Study Group
Intraocular pressure reduction in normal tension glaucoma patient Ophthalmology 99;1469-1470, 1992

Anderson D. R, Drance S.M., Schulzer M, Factors that predict the benefit of lowering intraocular pressure in normal tension glaucoma Amer.J..Ophthalmol.136;820-829, 2003

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

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