TAG Episode 26 - 29Jan2017: Wright Tx to Outcome Gap (mp3)

TAG Episode 26 - 29Jan2017: Wright Tx to Outcome Gap (mp3)

In this episode, I talk with Tracy Wright, now based at Kaiser Permanente in Washington DC. He was at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami when we recorded this conversation. The implications immediately effected how I look at visual fields. The findings you are about to here may be shocking...

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TAG Episode 16 (mp3) - 26Jul2011 VF progression risk fx with Gus DeMoraes

In this episode, Dr De Moraes and I discuss risk factors for visual field progression in patients already diagnosed with and being treated for glaucoma. Dr De Moraes’ group found that patients with established glaucoma were more likely to progress when peak IOP was 18 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) or higher. Other risk factors included thinning of the cornea, presence of disc hemorrhage in the retina of the eye, and atrophy in part of the eye.

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TAG Episode 13 - 6Dec2010: Glaucoma risk factors with Marcelo Nicolela (mp3)

In this episode, Dr Nicolela and I discuss the risk factors  for the development of glaucoma. This includes talking about the difference between risk factors for developing disease vs those for disease to progress. Much of our current knowledge is based on information from clilnical trials and population studies over the past decade. Bear in mind that still intraocular pressure remains as the single most important modifiable risk factor, even in normal tension glaucoma patients.

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