TAG Episode 24 - 30Aug2015: Suman Thapa Delivery of Glaucoma Care in Nepal(AAC Enhanced)

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In this episode, I talk with Suman Thapa about delivering glaucoma care in Nepal. This conversation took place long before the two massive earthquakes in 2015. I am happy to see that Suman is back at work caring for patients.

Dr Thapa's contact information:

Suman S Thapa
Nepal Glaucoma Eye Clinic,
Tilganga Eye Centre,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: +61 3 9596 0507
Mobile: +61 414 306 973
Email: info@nepalglaucomaeyeclinic.org

Suman is also the lead singer and plays guitar for the Nepali band Rusty Nails; check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aV29XVaBQw

Selected reference:

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "A population-based survey of the prevalence and types of glaucoma in Nepal: the Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study." Ophthalmology 119.4 (2012): 759-764.

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "Central corneal thickness and intraocular pressure in a Nepalese population: the Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study." Journal of glaucoma 21.7 (2012): 481-485.

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "Rationale, methods and baseline demographics of the Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study." Clinical & experimental ophthalmology 39.2 (2011): 126-134.

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "A population based survey of the prevalence and types of glaucoma in Nepal." BHAKTAPUR GLAUCOMA STUDY (2011): 43.

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "Prevalence of visual impairment, cataract surgery and awareness of cataract and glaucoma in Bhaktapur district of Nepal: The Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study." BMC ophthalmology 11.1 (2011): 2.

Thapa, Suman S., et al. "Comparison of axial lengths in occludable angle and angle-closure glaucoma—the Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study." Optometry & Vision Science 88.1 (2011): 150-154.

Awadalla, Mona S., et al. "The association of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene with primary angle closure glaucoma in the Nepalese population." Molecular vision 17 (2011): 2248.

Production information:

This episode was recorded live in March 2012 during the Glaucoma Today 2012 conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, using a Shure SM58 microphone with a Marantz PMD661 digital recorder. Mixing and sound levelling were performed in February 2014 thru August 2015 on a MacBook Pro and MacPro using Levelator, Fission, and Garage Band. Narration was overdubbed using a Heil PR40 Microphone and Garage Band.

Opinions expressed in this podcastare those of the speakers and are not intended to be taken as the standard of care for glaucoma treatment. Please always weigh the complete clinical picture and involve patients with any decisions in their care.

Robert M Schertzer, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dartmouth Medical School - Ophthalmology
Dartmouth College
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Although I closed down the West Coast Glaucoma Centre after moving to the east coast in the Fall of 2013, the website is still alive as a resource for eye information at http://westcoastglaucoma.com

Theme music "Middle East Gold" ©Daniel Schertzer 2010 & published by Les Prods DOSWA Enr

 © 2015 DOSWA Prods Enr/Robert M Schertzer MD. MEd, FRCSC