Dr. Joel Schuman
The most important factor to consider in glaucoma is the pressure of the eye, which is controlled by the slow outflow of fluid within a drainage system in the front of the eye. Dr. Joel Schuman and his colleagues, including lead co-investigator Larry Kagemann, M.S., have developed a way to visualize and measure how fast this drainage occurs without touching the eye and without any bright lights. Their work has led to an entirely new branch of research in non-invasive 3D imaging.
For the first time, when this study is complete, eye doctors will be able to measure how an eye responds to a glaucoma medication, and surgeons will be able to know before the operation where the best place to implant a drainage device would be. The field of glaucoma medicine will know how much of the drainage system is actually used under normal conditions. Read more about Dr. Schuman's research