Joseph W Sowka

Summary

Affiliation: Nova Southeastern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 75:115-22. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Regression of myelinated retinal nerve fibers in a glaucomatous eye
    Joseph W Sowka
    College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33322, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 90:e218-20. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Bilateral phacomorphic angle-closure glaucoma in a highly myopic patient secondary to isolated spherophakia
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 81:432-6. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Bitemporal visual field defects mimicking chiasmal compression in eyes with tilted disc syndrome
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 80:232-42. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Pupil block glaucoma from traumatic vitreous prolapse in a patient with posterior chamber lens implantation
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 73:685-93. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Advanced juvenile open-angle glaucoma in an 8-year-old Haitian girl
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 79:126-32. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Optic atrophy after sildenafil use
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 78:122-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Phacomorphic glaucoma: case and review
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 77:586-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint New thoughts on normal tension glaucoma
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 76:600-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid onset phacolysis
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 75:571-6. 2004

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 75:115-22. 2004
    ..Following this, there is a decrease in aqueous outflow and resultant rise in intraocular pressure...
  2. doi request reprint Regression of myelinated retinal nerve fibers in a glaucomatous eye
    Joseph W Sowka
    College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33322, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 90:e218-20. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study is to present a case of a patient with primary open angle glaucoma and poorly controlled intraocular pressure, who underwent photodocumented atrophy of myelinated retinal nerve fibers...
  3. doi request reprint Bilateral phacomorphic angle-closure glaucoma in a highly myopic patient secondary to isolated spherophakia
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 81:432-6. 2010
    ..This report presents the diagnosis, pathophysiologic mechanism, and management of a patient with both high myopia and bilateral advanced phacomorphic angle-closure glaucoma caused by isolated spherophakia...
  4. doi request reprint Bitemporal visual field defects mimicking chiasmal compression in eyes with tilted disc syndrome
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 80:232-42. 2009
    ..These visual field defects can mimic those seen in chiasmal compression from a mass lesion...
  5. ncbi request reprint Pupil block glaucoma from traumatic vitreous prolapse in a patient with posterior chamber lens implantation
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 73:685-93. 2002
    ..Rarely, a hybrid of these two conditions can occur, in which vitreous prolapse causes a pupil block in a pseudophakic patient with a posterior chamber lens implant...
  6. doi request reprint Advanced juvenile open-angle glaucoma in an 8-year-old Haitian girl
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 79:126-32. 2008
    ..Lesser known, however, is juvenile open-angle glaucoma, which afflicts children and young adults in a manner similar to primary open-angle glaucoma, with no identifiable trabecular meshwork abnormalities or other secondary causes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Optic atrophy after sildenafil use
    Joseph W Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 78:122-8. 2007
    ..Recently, these medications have been associated with the development of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAAION) with attendant vision loss...
  8. ncbi request reprint Phacomorphic glaucoma: case and review
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 77:586-9. 2006
    ..The diagnosis and mechanism of phacomorphic glaucoma is discussed along with a review of current treatment modalities...
  9. ncbi request reprint New thoughts on normal tension glaucoma
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 76:600-8. 2005
    ..Likely, there are aspects in the pathophysiology of NTG that are both pressure sensitive and insensitive, and the etiology of NTG has never been adequately explained...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rapid onset phacolysis
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 75:571-6. 2004
    ..However, the immune-related inflammatory process that develops when the lens proteins begin to leak may be quite rapid. It may be an error to consider this aspect of the phacolytic process to be slow...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 75:245-50. 2004
    ..This anomaly arises from the predisposing condition, pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXE). Complications are common, making this one of the most difficult glaucomas to manage...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ocular vascular hamartomas: the relationship with phakomatoses and possible commonalities in pathogenesis
    Diana Shechtman
    Health Professions Division, College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 77:609-21. 2006
    ..Although each of these lesions manifests distinct characteristics, there may be overlapping characteristics and manifestations attributable to a common pathogenesis...
  13. doi request reprint Topographical analysis of the optic nerve in migraine patients
    Terry D Moehnke
    College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
    Optom Vis Sci 85:566-73. 2008
    ..The identification of optic disc topographical differences between migraine and non-migraine sufferers may help clinicians determine if the presence of migraine influences the development and progression of glaucoma...
  14. doi request reprint Eales' disease: the great masquerader
    Jeanmarie Davis
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33027, USA
    Optometry 80:354-9. 2009
    ..Although less common in the United States, Eales' disease is widespread in India and certain areas of the Middle East...
  15. doi request reprint The clinical spectrum between posterior polymorphous dystrophy and iridocorneal endothelial syndromes
    Valerie Lefebvre
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, 3200 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA
    Optometry 80:431-6. 2009
    ..There are many conditions affecting the corneal endothelium with similar clinical appearances, though with different prognoses, management approaches, and pathophysiologic development...
  16. doi request reprint Superior segmental optic nerve hypoplasia: The topless disc syndrome
    Joseph Sowka
    Nova Southeastern University, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 79:576-80. 2008
    ..Less commonly appreciated, however, is the fact that optic nerve hypoplasia may be sectorial rather than total and involving only the superior aspect of the optic disc with corresponding inferior visual field loss...
  17. doi request reprint Hemorrhagic complications of optic disc drusen and available treatment options
    Johnlee Romero
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 79:496-500. 2008
    ..Optic disc drusen typically are considered benign findings. However, optic disc drusen can manifest with hemorrhagic complications...
  18. doi request reprint Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis in a patient with Staphylococcal blepharitis and ocular rosacea
    Maryke N Neiberg
    Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328, USA
    Optometry 79:133-7. 2008
    ..The diagnosis can be difficult, especially if compounded by an underlying skin disorder such as rosacea. The 2 types of phlyctenules are differentiated based on the location on the eye, i.e., conjunctival or corneal...