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Who are we?
In the first episode of Diagnosis Glaucoma, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem introduce themselves and the mission of the podcast.
Glaucoma eye exam basics
In this episode, we’ll review all the members of the eye health care team who you may come across during your visit and we’ll go over what to expect when you go in for a glaucoma evaluation.
COVID and the eye
In this special episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss all things glaucoma patients should know regarding coronavirus and the eye.
What is Glaucoma?
In this episode, we talk about signs, symptoms, risk factors, and causes of glaucoma.
Angles of the EYE
In this episode, we define the term “angle” as it relates to glaucoma, and explain how you can determine whether you have “open angle” or “closed angle” glaucoma.
Open Angle Glaucoma
This is an extension of episode 5, where we go over details of what it means to have open angle glaucoma.
Closed Angle Glaucoma
This is an extension of episode 6, where we go over details of what it means to have closed angle glaucoma.
The Optic Nerve
The optic nerve is the brain tissue that gets damaged in glaucoma, but there are other conditions that can also affect the optic nerve. In this episode, we’ll discuss how we differentiate glaucoma from the other optic nerve diseases which are called “optic neuropathies”.
Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss what affects eye pressure, how to measure it, and why it’s important in glaucoma.
The Visual Field Test
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss the importance of visual field testing, how often to do it, and directions for how to take it.
Glaucoma Medications - Part 1
In part one of this two episode series, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem describe some of the most commonly used medications to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension, including their mechanisms and their side effects. Stay tuned for part two!
Glaucoma Medications - Part 2
In part two of this two episode series, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem answer many of the most common questions about glaucoma medications, including cost and methods of storing, taking, and remembering to take eye drops.
Laser Treatment for Open Angle Glaucoma
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss another type of treatment–the laser trabeculoplasty. They explain what it is, how it works, and what to expect as a patient.
Laser Treatment for Closed Angle Glaucoma
Following up on last week’s episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss laser treatments for closed angle glaucoma, as opposed to those for open angle glaucoma. They explain what the laser iridotomy is and whether or not patients who are closed angle glaucoma suspects should get it.
Cataracts - Part 1
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss what cataracts are and the risk factors for developing them. They also explain options for treating cataracts and the risk and benefits of cataract surgery.
Cataracts - Part 2
In this continuation of Episode 15, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss how glaucoma and cataracts affect each other and surgical options to treat both problems.
Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem begin their discussion of glaucoma surgical treatment options with the trabeculectomy. They explain what the procedure involves, as well as its risks and benefits.
Tube Shunt Surgery
Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem continue their discussion of glaucoma surgery options by explaining the tube shunt surgery. They compare it to the trabeculectomy, discussed in Episode 17, and talk about its risks and benefits.
Minimally Invasive Glaucoma SUrgeries
In this third part of the glaucoma surgery series, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem explain the Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) procedures. They compare these procedures to those discussed in the previous two episodes, Episodes 17 and 18, and outline the risks and benefits to these particular procedures.
Subconjunctival Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries
Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem continue to discuss minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) this week, this time focusing the surgeries that go in through the subconjunctival space, specifically the Xen and the PreserFlo, and how they compare to other glaucoma surgery options.
While previous episodes have focused on glaucoma in adults, in this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss how glaucoma manifests in infants and children. They explain its causes, as well as how pediatric glaucoma is diagnosed and treated.
Potential stem cell therapies featuring Dr. Tom Johnson
In this special episode, Dr. Tom Johnson talks with Dr. Kaleem about his research and explains potential stem cell therapies for glaucoma.
Pregnancy and Glaucoma
Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem explain why it is important for glaucoma patients to let their eye doctors know about pregnancies, as well as how glaucoma treatment can be modified during pregnancy. For mothers who would like help with lactation, go to: http://www.sarahquigley.com/.
Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss the definition of “low vision” and what vision rehabilitation is, as well as when you might consider it. For more information, you can go to: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/low-vision-aids-rehabilitation.
Eye Trauma and Glaucoma
Happy one year anniversary to Diagnosis Glaucoma and all its listeners! On this anniversary episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem answer a listener question about how eye trauma can lead to glaucoma.
Medical Marijuana for Glaucoma
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss what the science says about the usage of medical marijuana for glaucoma.
Lifestyle Recommendations for Patients with Glaucoma
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem and Dr. Quigley discuss what lifestyle habits patients with glaucoma can adopt to complement their regular treatments.
Episode 28: Measuring Intraocular Pressure at Home ft. Dr. Elyse McGlumphy
In this episode, Dr. Elyse McGlumphy talks with Dr. Kaleem about her research using iCare Tonometry, an innovative technology for measuring intraocular pressure at home.
Episode 29: Challenges with Daily Activities ft. Dr. Pradeep Ramulu
In this episode, Dr. Quigley talks with Dr. Pradeep Ramulu about the problems that patients with glaucoma can face in completing daily tasks such as driving, reading, and recognizing others.
Episode 30: Managing Challenges with Daily Activities ft. Dr. Pradeep Ramulu
In this episode, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Ramulu discuss how to manage the challenges with daily activities that can occur for patients with glaucoma.
Episode 31: Frontiers in Glaucoma Surgery ft. Dr. Ian Pitha
In this episode, Dr. Quigley is joined by Dr. Ian Pitha to discuss recent advances in the area of glaucoma surgery research.
Episode 32: Artificial Intelligence and Glaucoma ft. Dr. Jithin Yohannan
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem talks with Dr. Jithin Yohannan about what artificial intelligence is and how it could add value to glaucoma care.
Episode 33: How Dry Eye Impacts Glaucoma ft. Dr. Anisa Gire
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem speaks with Dr. Anisa Gire about dry eye disease and how it impacts patients with glaucoma.
Episode 34: Dropless Glaucoma Treatment ft. Dr. Jella An
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem speaks with Dr. Jella An about glaucoma treatments which are an alternative to daily eye drops. They discuss what these treatments are, how long they last, and who might be a good candidate.
Episode 35: A Patient’s Experience with Glaucoma ft. Beth Glassman
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem talks with Beth Glassman about her experience as a patient with glaucoma. They discuss various tips that Beth has found helpful for increasing accessibility in her everyday environment.
Episode 36: What should my eye pressure be? ft. Dr. Henry Jampel
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem talks with Dr. Jampel about how to determine a target intraocular pressure for patients with glaucoma.
Episode 37: Complementary Treatments for Glaucoma ft. Dr. Emily Schehlein
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem speaks with Dr. Emily Schehlein about an article she co-authored which reviews recent research studies about mindfulness and dietary supplements as complementary treatments for patients with glaucoma.
Her article can be found here.
Episode 38: Childhood Glaucoma ft. Dr. James Brandt
In this episode, Dr. Quigley talks with Dr. James Brandt, whose research focuses on childhood-onset glaucoma. Dr. Brandt is Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Director of the Glaucoma Service and Vice-Chair for International Programs & New Technologies at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California.
Episode 39: Changes in contrast sensitivity, motion sensitivity, and visual crowding in glaucoma ft. Dr. Larry (Lawrence) Geyman
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem speaks with Dr. Larry (Lawrence) Geyman about different types of visual changes that patients with glaucoma can experience, such as changes in contrast sensitivity, motion sensitivity, and visual crowding.
Episode 40: Effect of Blood Flow on Glaucoma ft. Dr. Osamah Saeedi
In this episode, Dr. Quigley interviews Dr. Osamah Saeedi (Director of the Glaucoma Division and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland) about his research on how blood flow affects glaucoma.
Episode 41: UveitiC Glaucoma
In this episode, Dr. Kaleem talks with Dr. Jennifer Thorne about uveitis (inflammation of the eye) and how it can lead to glaucoma. Jennifer Thorne, M.D., Ph.D., is the Cross Family Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, where she is also chief of the Division of Ocular Immunology.
Episode 42: Angle Closure Glaucoma ft. Dr. David Friedman
In this episode, Dr. Quigley talks with Dr. David Friedman, MD, PhD, about his research on angle closure glaucoma and how to best treat it. Dr. Friedman is the Alfred and Diane Kaneb Chair in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Director of the Glaucoma Division at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute.
Episode 43: Drug Development Process for Glaucoma Eye Drops ft. Dr. Gary Novack
In this episode, Dr. Quigley interviews Dr. Gary Novack, PhD about the development and FDA approval process of eye drop medications for glaucoma. Towards the end of the podcast, they discuss the following article about recalled eye drops: https://health.ucdavis.edu/news/headlines/fda-recalls-3-brands-of-eye-drops-what-patients-need-to-know-/2023/03