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[This is the .mp3 un-enhanced version of this podcast. The AAC .m4a version has chapter markers and artwork embedded in the podcast to enhance the experience on devices/apps that support this, which includes most podcasting apps on iOS and Android devices. It is the preferred version for experiencing this podcast.]

Tracy Wright, MD

In this episode, I talk with Tracy Wright, now based at Kaiser Permanente in Washington DC. He was at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami when we recorded this conversation. The implications immediately effected how I look at visual fields in my patients but I have yet to see further studies that support what we discussed, namely that visual fields continue to progress for a long time even once the stimulus that led to the initial glaucoma damage has been removed, likely due to apoptosis. The findings you are about to here may be shocking. Please write to me with your comments.

Production information:

This episode was recorded live in March 2014 during the Annual Meeting of the American Glaucoma Society in Washington, DC, using two Shure SM58 microphones with a Marantz PMD661 digital recorder. Mixing and sound levelling were FINALLY performed in January 2017 on a MacBook Pro using Levelator, and Hindenberg Journalist Pro software. Narration was overdubbed using a Heil PR40 Microphone with Journalist Pro.

Opinions expressed in this podcast  are those of the speakers and are not intended to be taken as the standard of care for glaucoma treatment. Please always weigh the complete clinical picture and involve patients with any decisions in their care.

Robert M Schertzer, MD, MEd, FRCSC

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