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Contributors

  • Robert D. Fechtner, MD

    Robert D. Fechtner, MD is Professor and Director of the Glaucoma Division at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark where he also chairs the Institutional Review Board for human subject studies.

    Dr. Fechtner is the Executive Vice President of the World Glaucoma Association. He is an active member of numerous organizations including the New Jersey Glaucoma Society, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, Review of Ophthalmology, and Video Journal of Ophthalmology. He has published over 100 articles, book chapters and monographs and is the associate editor of the Textbook of Ocular Pharmacology.

  • Franz Grehn

    Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Franz Grehn. 

    Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University Würzburg, Germany

  • Roger Hitchings

    Roger Hitchings, FRCS, FRCOphth

    Affiliation: Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom; Professor Emeritus in Glaucoma and Allied studies at the University of London, United Kingdom

    Areas of Interest: As a glaucoma Optic nerve imaging; Visual field progression, Glaucoma surgery; Normal tension glaucoma

    Leadership Position: Former director of R+D at Moorfields Eye Hospital; Developed the glaucoma department at Moorfields Eye Hospital into the largest in the UK and one of the largest in the world. It now functions with ophthalmologists and scientists representing all aspects of sub-specialization in glaucoma. He has also carried out research into the effect of topically applied medications on the conjunctiva and the success of glaucoma surgery. He has authored and edited four books, 15 book chapters and over 200 peer-reviewed papers on glaucoma. Currently past president of the European Glaucoma Society, and Founder Member of the World Glaucoma Association (AIGS). As Director of R+D he had responsibility for establishing the Clinical Trials Unit and the associated Reading Centre. The latter has become one of the key centers for the evaluation of ophthalmic clinical trials in the UK. He was responsible for developing the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' 5 year Strategic Plan for Eye research which set out research goals in the specialty.

  • Robert N. Weinreb, MD

    Robert N. Weinreb, MD, is a clinician, surgeon, and scientist. Dr. Weinreb graduated from Harvard Medical School, and is the Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds the Morris Gleich Chair and is Director of both the Shiley Eye Center and the Hamilton Glaucoma Center. Dr. Weinreb’s innovative glaucoma research ranges from the front to the back of the eye and from the clinic to the laboratory. His work has significantly impacted our understanding of the pathophysiology and biology of glaucoma, as well as its diagnosis and management. He has served as resident of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), President of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA), and President of the American Glaucoma Society. A Founder of the World Glaucoma Association, he also has been the recipient of numerous prestigious prizes and awards. Dr. Weinreb has trained more than 120 post-doctoral Fellows in Glaucoma, many of whom hold distinguished academic positions throughout the world.

  • Ivan Goldberg

    Ivan Goldberg is Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney, Head, Glaucoma Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital and Director, Eye Associates, Sydney Australia. He has an active interest in patient care, teaching, clinical research and developing professional associations.
    Ivan is President of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Interest Group and Glaucoma Australia. He is a Past President of the World Glaucoma Association and of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and is an Active Member of the Glaucoma Research Society.
    Ivan has been honoured with an Order of Australia, with the International Scholar Award of the American Glaucoma Society, by the University of Sao Paulo and with honorary memberships of the Philippine and South African Glaucoma Societies.

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