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Episode 1

Who are we?

In the first episode of Diagnosis Glaucoma, Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem introduce themselves and the mission of the podcast. 

Episode 2

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. 

Episode 3

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.

 

Episode 4

What is Glaucoma?

In this episode, we talk about signs, symptoms, risk factors, and causes of glaucoma.


Episode 5

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.

Episode 6

Open Angle Glaucoma

This is an extension of episode 5, where we go over details of what it means to have open angle glaucoma.


 

Episode 7

Closed Angle Glaucoma

This is an extension of episode 6, where we go over details of what it means to have closed angle glaucoma.


Episode 8

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”. 


Episode 9

Eye Pressure

Dr. Quigley and Dr. Kaleem discuss what affects eye pressure, how to measure it, and why it’s important in glaucoma. 


Episode 10

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.


Episode 11

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!


Episode 12

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. 


Episode 13

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.


Episode 14

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.


Episode 15

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.


Episode 16

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.


Episode 17

The Trabeculectomy

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. 


Episode 18

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.


Episode 19

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.