Introduction - Look over Hill

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Sometimes the iris is bowed forward making visualization of the iridocorneal angle quite challenging. In many of these eyes the angle is open but the iris bowing obscures the view (Figure 1). This was a bigger problem when cholinergic agents, such as pilocarpine, were commonly used. One can have the patient look into the examining mirror or tip the lens towards the angle being examined to look over the hill and into the angle. In general, if one can readily see over the hill and into the angle without indenting, the angle is not occludable.

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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.