Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy

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This patient at age 42 was diagnosed with glaucoma.  At age 60 she was found to have narrow angles and underwent laser iridotomies.  Two years later one of her physicians performed laser trabeculoplasty on her (ill advised).  When we first saw her she had extensive angle closure with corneal endothelial changes including vesicles.  She was diagnosed as having posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy.

Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum

IowaGlaucomaCurriculumsI wanted to let you know about a new website that I have built. The site is the Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum. It is aimed at residents who want an image-heavy introduction to glaucoma. The curriculum consists of 50 lectures that It break glaucoma into fifty bite-sized pieces averaging 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.

The address is: http://curriculum.iowaglaucoma.org/

The development of the new site explains – in part - the lack of new material for gonioscopy.org.


You can also download this as an iBook from the iBook app for the Mac, iPad or iPhone. Search for "Iowa Glaucoma Curriculum" or “Alward.”


I hope that you find it useful.

Wallace L.M. Alward, MD.