Robert N. Shaffer

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A retrospective, longitudinal study of 129 eyes in 65 patients with pigmentary dispersion syndrome and either ocular hypertension of glaucoma was undertaken. The mean follow-up period was 17 years (range, 5-35 years). Visual acuity, intraocular pressure (IOP), visual field loss, pigment grade, Krukenberg spindle, iris transillumination, medications, and(More)
A prospective collaborative study was conducted in five centers during a 13-year period to identify factors that influence the development of visual-field defects (GVFDs) of open angle glaucoma. In 5,000 subjects, GVFDs developed in only 1.7% of eyes. Statistical analysis of 26 factors at first examination identified five that were significantly related to(More)
Management of glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is difficult. The authors reviewed 36 eyes of 30 SWS patients with either early or late-onset glaucoma with a mean follow-up of 122 months (range, 24-253 months). Intervals between required surgical or medical interventions were analyzed. Intervention was attributed to elevated intraocular(More)
In developmental glaucoma with trabeculodysgenesis (primary infantile glaucoma), goniotomy is a safe and highly successful operation and should be used in preference to trabeculotomy. Prognosis varies markedly with the age of onset of signs and symptoms. When present at birth or after the age of two years, the success rate is only about 30%. Between the(More)
Adverse effects involving one or more organ systems occurred in 38 of 165 patients with various types of glaucoma when timolol was added to their glaucoma therapy. It was necessary to discontinue timolol because of these side effects in 15 (9%) of the patients. Double-masked studies will be necessary to clarify the relationship of these adverse effects to(More)