Blocking TNF-alpha function may have a benefit as a neuroprotective treatment

Submitted by dave on Wed, 12/06/2006 - 9:25am

 A whole new approach to thinking about glaucoma therapy, says Joan Miller, MD, chief of Ophthalmology at the MEEI ...

Blocking TNF-alpha function may have a benefit as a neuroprotective treatment ... 

Tue Dec 5 2006

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Fundus Photos 2006

Submitted by dave on Thu, 11/30/2006 - 4:40pm


I was told, "Nice photos. I would like to use them in a lecture. Your left disc has some thinning of the rim superiorly. You could get a GDx-VCC and see what it shows."

I did get the GDx-VCC and I posted the  GDx-VCC test results here. I also have Heidelberg Retina Tomograph test results posted and you can find them by using the HRT tag.

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All Your Efforts Measuring Pressures Are A Waste

Submitted by dave on Mon, 11/20/2006 - 5:18pm

 A friend referred me to a new ophthalmologist who lives in another city. I corresponded with this new ophthalmologist via email. I am not replacing my current ophthalmologists, merely seeking additional input on specific issues where experts are few and far between.

However, I guess many facts did not get communicated clearly in my various emails to the doctor. The doctor sent me this email reply today (and I edited what is posted here):

My Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT-II) Results for 2006

Submitted by dave on Mon, 01/02/2006 - 10:59pm


These are my HRT results from 2-January-2006. Look for my next HRT results around the end of January 2007.

This test was performed with an HRT-II. The HRT is a Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (also called scanning laser tomograph). It is made by Heidelberg Engineering, a German company.

My First Visual Field Tests

Submitted by dave on Wed, 09/08/2004 - 11:29am


I'm posting my visual field test results. This was the first time I've had a visual field test done and I did not enjoy it at all. The test is a bit long (about 10 minutes per eye) and boring, but the worst part is that the test reminds me how much damage has been done to my optic nerve. During the test, when I don't see any lights for a long time with my right eye, I know I'm not performing well. It's just no fun. However, I shouldn't complain because the test is not painful at all and there are a lot worse things I could have to suffer though than this!

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Two Weeks After My 'Record High' IOP

Submitted by dave on Tue, 09/07/2004 - 11:00am

I have been using Xalatan for two weeks. Today I returned for a follow-up visit with my primary ophthalmologist. At the last visit, my IOP values were:

Left 34; Right 48

Today's IOP values (using Goldman Tonometry) were:

Left 21; Right 22

I also received a diagnosis:

Pigmentary glaucoma (noted Krukenberg's spindle); scotoma (an area of decreased or loss of vision).


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