My research involves many collaborators to leverage technology so that patients with glaucoma in under serviced areas have good access to glaucoma care. We have termed this new field teleglaucoma. Our research group has also demonstrated that Trabectome keyhole surgery is safe and effective in lowering eye pressure for patients with juvenile and exfoliation related glaucoma by opening up natural drainage pathways within the eye. Finally, we have shown that the commonest cause of glaucoma worldwide - exfoliation syndrome – is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
In the past we have demonstrated that selective laser trabeculoplasty is as effective as argon laser trabeculoplasty in lowering eye pressure for patients with open angle glaucoma and exfoliation related glaucoma.