Understanding Visual Field Test Taking

By Jeffrey Henderer, MD

The retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, is composed of receptors, “photoreceptors,” that change light energy into electrical energy.

The central area of the retina is the most sensitive to light, and we see best what is directly in front of us. The more peripheral areas of the retina are less sensitive to light, but they allow us to see, though less clearly, objects off to the side or above or below straight-ahead vision. ...

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The HRT: A Better Way of Exmaing the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma?

by Jeffrey Henderer, MD
Glaucoma specialists at Wills and elsewhere are always looking for better ways to determine if an individual definitely has glaucoma and, if so, what kind of glaucoma it is. It is only when they have answers to these questions that they can suggest the best treatment for a particular individual. The only way they can get answers to these questions is to actually examine the optic nerve to see if and how it has been damaged.

Measuring ...

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Cataract Surgery and the Glaucoma Patient

By Jeffrey Henderer, MD

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that typically occurs as part of the normal aging process. Since modern cataract surgery, in which the lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic one, is usually quite safe and effective, deciding if and when to do so in otherwise normal eyes is usually fairly straightforward. If blurred images and glare caused by a cataract prevent a person from doing what he or she needs or likes ...

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Who is at Risk for Glaucoma?

Who is at Risk for Glaucoma?
Chat Highlights
July 19, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 19, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Who is at Risk for Glaucoma?”

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Henderer.

Dr. Jeff Henderer: Well, I’m glad to be here!

Moderator: Tonight we would like to discuss who is at risk for glaucoma. How does aging affect the risk for ...

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Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future

Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future
Chat Highlights
May 31, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future.”

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present, and Future”.

P: Can you give a brief summary of optic-nerve imaging systems?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: The three main systems are the HRT (Heidelberg Retinal Tomography), the ...

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Methods for Clinical Evaluation

Methods for Clinical Evaluation
Chat Highlights
March 22, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 22, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Methods for Clinical Evaluation.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Methods for Clinical Evaluation.” Dr. Henderer, what should a clinical evaluation of glaucoma include?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: Well, the first step is always to take a history. That would include information about visual symptoms and family history. It would ...

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Disc Damage Likelihood Scale

Disc Damage Likelihood Scale
Chat Highlights
February 15, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Disc Damage Likelihood Scale.”

Moderator: Everyone’s first question is going to be, “What is the Disc Damage Likelihood Scale (DDLS)?”

Dr. Jeff Henderer: The DDLS is a new way to describe the optic nerve. Instead of a cup/disc (c/d) ratio, you generate a rim/disc (r/d) ratio and measure the ...

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Overcoming Treatment Challenges in Glaucoma

Overcoming Treatment Challenges in Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
January 25, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 25, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Overcoming Treatment Challenges in Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Dr. Henderer, tonight we would like to discuss how you overcome the challenges of patients’ glaucoma treatment.

Dr. Jeff Henderer: That’s a tough topic.

Moderator: What are some of the challenges you face?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: Well, I guess there are challenges that ...

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AAO Meeting Update

AAO Meeting Update
Chat Highlights
November 16, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 16, 2005, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “AAO Meeting Update.”

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Henderer. Thank you for being here to give an update on the recent AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) meeting in Chicago. How often are the meetings held and who attends?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: The meeting is held every fall. ...

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