NEW Course Spotlight: All About Glaucoma in 3D
Date: Sunday, October 19th, 2014 @ 8:30 am
Speaker: Alan Zalta, MD
A typical day in the life of a glaucoma specialist will be presented, including glaucoma diagnosis, differential diagnosis, classification, damage staging, monitoring, treatment (medicines, laser, incisional surgery), noncompliance, and psychosocial issues of vision loss.
Characteristic structural glaucomatous disc damage, stages, and progression over time (by simultaneous viewing of serial stereoscopic images) will be highlighted and correlated with functional visual field loss. A montage of the most common pitfalls in identifying glaucomatous disc damage (including optic disc anomalies, swelling, and atrophy) will be projected.
Pathologic variations in the anterior segment and chamber angle will be viewed and discussed to emphasize the widely diverse clinical manifestations and classifications of glaucoma.
Participants will wear red-blue glasses to view 3D PowerPoint projections of stereoscopic optic disc, slit lamp, and gonioscopy images. While viewing
stereoscopic optic disc, slit lamp, and gonioscopy images, attendees will learn to appreciate the 3D nature of glaucoma diagnosis. They will also be able to discuss differential diagnosis and treatment considerations.