This is a teaching site for residents and others interested in learning about glaucoma.
It breaks glaucoma into fifty bite-sized lectures that average 14 minutes in length (range 4 to 37 minutes).
In total the curriculum is just under 12 hours long.
It is highly visual with >900 images and >90 movie clips.
Taking care of glaucoma can be very hard, but I am hoping that I have made learning about this family of diseases somewhat easier.
Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology
Professor and Vice-Chair
Director, Glaucoma Service
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Supported by the Frederick C. Blodi Chair
The fifty chapters provide an introduction to glaucoma. For many chapters there is supplementary material for those who want to delve deeper. For example, Chapter 34 discusses “General Principles of Glaucoma Management.” A table on existing glaucoma medications from The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics is provided as a supplement. There are a large number of clinical examples from gonioscopy.org ( http://gonioscopy.org ) and EyeRounds ( http://www.eyerounds.org ).
As modifications are made to each chapter there will be a change in the version number and date provided for that chapter. A chronology of changes appears here so that you can be sure that you have seen the most recent version. Minor changes will be denoted by a decimal change (for example 1.0 to 1.1) major changes are denoted by an integer change (for example 1.0 to 2.0).
Chapters are arranged in the following eleven sections. The chapters can be reached by scrolling down to the chapter or by jumping to the appropriate section (below).
PREFACE: What is glaucoma and why does it matter
CHAPTER 1: Aqueous humor dynamics, anterior chamber anatomy and ciliary body
CHAPTER 2: Optic nerve and nerve fiber layer anatomy
CHAPTER 3: Intraocular pressure and tonometry
CHAPTER 4: Gonioscopy and Imaging the angle (UBM, AS-OCT)
CHAPTER 5: Perimetry principles types of perimetry: Kinetic, static threshold, SWAP, FDT
CHAPTER 6: Automated Perimetry - Interpreting a Field
CHAPTER 7: Visual Field Changes in Glaucoma
CHAPTER 8: Perimetry Quiz
CHAPTER 9: Optic Nerve Head and Nerve Fiber Layer Changes in Glaucoma
CHAPTER 10: Classification of the glaucomas
CHAPTER 11: Primary Congenital Glaucoma
CHAPTER 12: Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Peters Anomaly
CHAPTER 13: Aniridia, Phacomatoses, and Other Glaucomas of Infancy and Childhood
CHAPTER 14: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma (EMGT)
CHAPTER 15: Ocular Hypertension and Glaucoma Suspects (OHTS)
CHAPTER 16: Normal Tension Glaucoma (CNTGTS, LOGTS)
CHAPTER 17: Primary Pupillary Block Angle Closure Glaucoma, Nanophthalmos, MMG
CHAPTER 18: Plateau Iris Syndrome
CHAPTER 19: Malignant Glaucoma
CHAPTER 20: Exfoliation Syndrome
CHAPTER 21: Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma
CHAPTER 22: Corticosteroid-induced Glaucoma
CHAPTER 23: Glaucoma Secondary to Inflammation
CHAPTER 24: Glaucomatocyclitic Crisis
CHAPTER 25: Fuchs Heterochromic Iridocyclitis
CHAPTER 26: Trauma-associated Glaucomas (Angle Recession, hyphema, Ghost Cell, Siderosis, Burns)
CHAPTER 27: Lens-associated Glaucomas
CHAPTER 28: Post-surgical Glaucoma (Aphakic, Epithelial Downgrowth, Post-PK, Post DSEK)
CHAPTER 29: Elevated Episcleral Venous Pressure
CHAPTER 30: Glaucoma Secondary to Tumors and Cysts
CHAPTER 31: Neovascular Glaucoma
CHAPTER 32: The Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndromes
CHAPTER 33: Miscellaneous (Iridoschisis, PPMD, CB Swelling, Schwartz)
CHAPTER 34: General Principles of Glaucoma Management
CHAPTER 35: Glaucoma Management Studies (CIGTS, AGIS)
CHAPTER 36: Prostaglandin Analogs
CHAPTER 37: Beta Adrenergic Antagonists
CHAPTER 38: Adrenergic Agonists
CHAPTER 39: Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
CHAPTER 40: Trabecular Meshwork Outflow Agents
CHAPTER 41: Hyperosmotic Agents
CHAPTER 42: Laser Trabeculoplasty (GLT)
CHAPTER 43: Iridotomy and Iridoplasty
CHAPTER 44: Trabeculectomy, Express shunt (5FU study)
CHAPTER 45: Glaucoma Drainage Devices
CHAPTER 46: Surgery for Glaucomas of Infancy
CHAPTER 47: Cataract Surgery in the Glaucoma Patient
CHAPTER 48: Minimally Invasive and Other Glaucoma Surgeries
CHAPTER 49: Cyclodestructive Procedures
CHAPTER 50: Hypotony