TAG Episode 8 - Sep 7, 2009

In this episode, Dr Hutnik and I discuss Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) and its use as PART of the assessment of patients at risk of glaucoma.

Dr. Hutnik completed doctorate work at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa prior to her medical training at the University of Ottawa.  This was followed by ophthalmic training at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the latter under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Kaufman.  Dr. Hutnik has a full-time clinical glaucoma practice at the Ivey Eye Institute in London, Ontario where she is involved in the clinical training of residents and medical students.  She is a member of the international Tear Film and Ocular Surface committee of the Association for Research in Vision. 

Dr. Hutnik is Medical Coordinator of the ophthalmic basic science laboratory at the Lawson Health Research Institute in London and supervises an independent program of both clinical and basic science research.  Dr. Hutnik’s research administrative roles include membership on the Board of Directors of the Lawson Health Research Institute and Chair of the Summer Research Training Program at the University of Western Ontario. The latter fosters an interest in, and aptitude for, research in junior medical students.  In addition to the supervision of medical student and resident research, Dr. Hutnik is involved with the supervision of 4th Honours Thesis students in the Department of Pathology as well as keen secondary school students through various Co-op programs.


This episode was recording in Toronto in late June 2009 with editing completed September 7, 2009 in Vancouver, BC.

Selected reference(s):
JD Brandt, JA Beiser, MA Kass, MO Gordon: Central corneal thickness in the ocular hypertension treatment study (OHTS). Ophthalmology, Volume 108, Issue 10, Pages 1779-1788 

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

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