Episodes available below and wherever you get your podcasts.
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.