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Contributors

  • Murray Fingeret, OD

    Affiliation: Chief of the Optometry Section, Brooklyn/St. Albans Campus, Department of Veterans Administration New York Harbor Health Care System Brooklyn, NY. Clinical Professor at the State University of New York, College of Optometry.

    Leadership Positions: Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Board of Directors of the Glaucoma Foundation, Founding member and past-president of the Optometric Glaucoma Society. Editorial board member of the Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Primary Care Optometry News, Optometry Times and Review of Optometry.

    Special Honors: Recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award Optometric Glaucoma Society; 2005 Carel C. Koch Memorial Medal from the American Academy of Optometry; 1999 AMSUS Federal Service Optometrist of the Year award. 2010 Optometric Glaucoma Society Distinguished Service Award

    Research Interest: Perimetry, Imaging, New Instrument and Normative Database Development

  • David (Ted) Garway-Heath

    David (Ted) Garway-Heath is IGA Professor of Ophthalmology for Glaucoma & Allied Studies and Theme Leader for Visual Assessment & Imaging, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is one of the five UK NIHR Senior Investigators in Ophthalmology.

    His key research interests include the application of imaging & psychophysical techniques to the diagnosis and management of glaucoma, tonometry & ocular biomechanics, the consequences of vision loss on every-day function, measuring glaucoma progression, and determining risk factors for glaucoma progression. He is the principal investigator of the UK Glaucoma Treatment Study, a landmark multicentre placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of IOP-lowering therapy in reducing the frequency of glaucoma progression.

    Professor Garway-Heath is member of the Executive Committee of the Glaucoma Research Society (GRS), member of the Executive Board the European Glaucoma Society (EGS), Chair of the EGS Committee on Healthcare Quality & Patient Outcome Measures, Co-Chair of the EGS Scientific Committee, member of the Executive Committee of the UK & Eire Glaucoma Society, which he chaired in 2010, and Secretary to the Imaging and Perimetry Society (IPS). He is past member of the ARVO Glaucoma Section Program Committee, which he chaired in 2009, and co-chaired the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) Consensus Committee in 2007 and 2011. He is on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals, including IOVS, and has authored over 130 peer-reviewed research papers. He received the Senior Clinician Scientist Research Recognition Award from the WGA in 2011.

  • Vincent Michael Patella

    Vincent Michael Patella is Vice President, Professional Affairs at Carl Zeiss Meditec. He holds degrees in physics, meteorology, and optometry, and began his career as an aerospace engineer working on manned spaceflight. Dr. Patella has devoted most of his working life to the development of automated diagnostic devices for ophthalmology and optometry. Dr. Patella led the commercial development of the Humphrey perimeter and has co-authored two books and numerous scientific papers on automated perimetry. He also has been directly involved in the introduction and development of Optical Coherence Tomography.

  • Chris A. Johnson, Ph.D., D.Sc.

    Title: Professor & Director, Visual Field Reading Center

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1091 USA

    Research Interests: Perimetry, visual field testing and psychophysical evaluation of glaucoma and retinal diseases.
    Development of automated diagnostic test procedures.
    Imaging and topography of the optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer.
    Visual factors related to task performance in transportation/aviation & industry.
    Motion and flicker perception.

    Leadership positions:
    President, Imaging and Perimetry Society (2007-present)
    Editorial Board Member - Journal of Glaucoma, International Glaucoma Review, Glaucoma Today, Optometry and Vision Science
    ARVO Ethics Committee member (2008-11)
    Chair-American Academy of Optometry Awards Committee (2007-present)
    National Eye Institute Study Section Ad Hoc Reviewer
    Member, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council Committee on Vision (1993-1995 & 2000-2002)
    Co-founder and Co-Chair, North American Perimetry Society (NAPS) (1993-present)

    Special Honors:
    1987 Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
    1988 Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
    1992 Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Investigator Award
    1994 Glenn Fry Award, American Optometric Foundation
    1999 Peters Memorial Lecturer, UC Berkeley Optometry Alumni Association
    2004 American Glaucoma Society Lecturer
    2004 Invited Speaker, Japanese Ophthalmological Society (Tokyo)
    2005 Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2005 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, State University of New York 2007 Medical College of Wisconsin Distinguished Research Lecturer
    2009 Fellow, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    2011 Senior Research Scientist Award, World Glaucoma Congress, June, 2011

  • Paul H. Artes, PhD

    Affiliation: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University

    Areas of Interest: Visual Function in Glaucoma and Other Optic Neuropathies.

    Leadership Positions: Board Member, Imaging and Perimetry Society; Steering Board Member, Open Perimetry Initiative Special Honors: Research Recognition Award 2011, World Glaucoma Association

  • Linda M. Zangwill, PhD

    Affiliation: Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director, Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory, Hamilton Glaucoma Center
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, CA.

    Areas of Interest: Improving techniques for detection and monitoring of glaucomatous structural and functional damage and change over time; identifying risk factors for the development and progression of glaucoma.

    Leadership Positions: Journal of Glaucoma Editorial Board Member, International Perimetric Society Board Member; Glaucoma Research Society; UC San Diego The Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging; Faculty Chair: UC San Diego Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women; International Glaucoma Review (IGR) Editorial Board Member; UCSD Women’s Leadership Alliance Executive Committee. Principal Investigator, National Eye Institute funded: “Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study (DIGS): Structural Assessment”; “African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES) II: Glaucoma Progression”;‘OHTS and EGPS: Glaucoma detection using Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy”

    Honors: One of ten ‘Best papers on glaucoma published in the scientific literature’, Association of International Glaucoma Societies (WGA) 2001, 2005; American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Silver Fellow Award.

  • John G. Flanagan PhD, MCOptom

    Affiliation: Professor at both the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Toronto and the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Head of Glaucoma Research, Toronto Western Research Institute. Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

    Research Interests: Basic mechanisms of human glaucoma, particularly glial cell activation; neuroprotection; ocular imaging; clinical psychophysics; 24-hour IOP; ocular blood flow and studies of vascular reactivity.

    Leadership Positions: Founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, was Program Chair from 2002 to 2007, President from 2007 to 2012 and currently Executive Vice President. In 2008 he was appointed Chair of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee at the University of Waterloo. Author of 10 book chapters and 4 books, he has supervised 32 graduate students and has authored over 140 peer reviewed publications.

    Special Honors: Awards include Certificate of Merit for Research Excellence, Glaucoma Research Society of Canada; Claire Bobier Lecture, University of Waterloo; Springer Lecture, University of Alabama; Dario Lorenzetti Lecture, McGill University Glenn A. Fry Award from the American Academy of Optometry; Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo; and the Mel Silverman Mentorship Award from the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.

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