Christopher Girkin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES): III. Ancestry differences in visual function in healthy eyes
    Lyne Racette
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0946, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 128:551-9. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Goniotomy versus circumferential trabeculotomy with an illuminated microcatheter in congenital glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J AAPOS 16:424-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Circumferential trabeculotomy with an illuminated microcatheter in congenital glaucomas
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 21:160-3. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Moorfields classification using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and subjective optic disc classification in detecting glaucoma in blacks and whites
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:2144-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma following penetrating ocular trauma: a cohort study of the United States Eye Injury Registry
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 139:100-5. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in optic disc topography between black and white normal subjects
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:33-9. 2005
  7. pmc Is there an association between pre-existing sleep apnoea and the development of glaucoma?
    C A Girkin
    UAB Department of Ophthalmology, 1800 University Blvd, EFH 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:679-81. 2006
  8. pmc African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES): II. Ancestry differences in optic disc, retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular structure in healthy subjects
    Christopher A Girkin
    Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham Glaucoma Service, 700 S 18th St, Fourth Floor, Ste 406, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 128:541-50. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The effects of race, optic disc area, age, and disease severity on the diagnostic performance of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:6148-53. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Variation in optic nerve and macular structure with age and race with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:2403-8. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Quan11tification of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
    Christopher Girkin; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. pmc African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES): III. Ancestry differences in visual function in healthy eyes
    Lyne Racette
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093 0946, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 128:551-9. 2010
    ..To investigate differences in visual function between the healthy eyes of people of African (AD) and European descent (ED)...
  2. doi request reprint Goniotomy versus circumferential trabeculotomy with an illuminated microcatheter in congenital glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J AAPOS 16:424-7. 2012
    ..To compare circumferential trabeculotomy performed with an illuminated microcatheter with standard goniotomy for the treatment of congenital glaucoma...
  3. doi request reprint Circumferential trabeculotomy with an illuminated microcatheter in congenital glaucomas
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 21:160-3. 2012
    ..To determine the safety and efficacy of circumferential trabeculotomy for congenital glaucomas using an illuminated microcatheter...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the Moorfields classification using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and subjective optic disc classification in detecting glaucoma in blacks and whites
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 113:2144-9. 2006
    ..To compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Moorfields regression classification (MRC) and subjective optic disc evaluation in discriminating early to moderate glaucomatous from nonglaucomatous eyes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma following penetrating ocular trauma: a cohort study of the United States Eye Injury Registry
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 139:100-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate associations between baseline structural and functional ocular characteristics and the risk of developing posttraumatic glaucoma after penetrating ocular injury...
  6. ncbi request reprint Differences in optic disc topography between black and white normal subjects
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 112:33-9. 2005
    ..To determine if differences in optic disc topography exist between blacks and whites independent of racial differences in the area of the scleral canal...
  7. pmc Is there an association between pre-existing sleep apnoea and the development of glaucoma?
    C A Girkin
    UAB Department of Ophthalmology, 1800 University Blvd, EFH 609, Birmingham, AL 35294 0009, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:679-81. 2006
    ..To determine if sleep apnoea is associated with an increased risk of developing glaucoma...
  8. pmc African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES): II. Ancestry differences in optic disc, retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular structure in healthy subjects
    Christopher A Girkin
    Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham Glaucoma Service, 700 S 18th St, Fourth Floor, Ste 406, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 128:541-50. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The effects of race, optic disc area, age, and disease severity on the diagnostic performance of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:6148-53. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Variation in optic nerve and macular structure with age and race with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Ophthalmology 118:2403-8. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effects of age and race on optic disc, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), and macular measurements with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of Heidelberg Retina Tomograph II and Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 to discriminate glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes
    Julio E De Leon-Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 144:525-32. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Agreement in assessing cup-to-disc ratio measurement among stereoscopic optic nerve head photographs, HRT II, and Stratus OCT
    Stella N Arthur
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 15:183-9. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Subjective and objective optic nerve assessment in African Americans and whites
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:2272-8. 2004
    ..To compare the ability of quantitative optic disc topography and subjective optic disc evaluation to discriminate early glaucomatous from normal eyes in African Americans and whites...
  14. pmc Retinal ganglion cell count estimates associated with early development of visual field defects in glaucoma
    Felipe A Medeiros
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, La Jolla, California 92093 0946, USA
    Ophthalmology 120:736-44. 2013
    ..To estimate retinal ganglion cell (RGC) losses associated with the earliest development of visual field defects in glaucoma...
  15. pmc The African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study (ADAGES): design and baseline data
    Pamela A Sample
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0946, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 127:1136-45. 2009
    ..To identify factors accounting for differences in glaucoma onset and rate of progression between individuals of African descent and European descent...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of glaucomatous damage on repeatability of confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope, scanning laser polarimetry, and optical coherence tomography
    Julio E DeLeon Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:1156-63. 2007
    ..Dublin, CA), and optic nerve head (ONH) topography with HRT-II (retinal tomograph; Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) and StratusOCT...
  17. ncbi request reprint Discrimination between glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes using quantitative imaging devices and subjective optic nerve head assessment
    Julio E DeLeon-Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:3374-80. 2006
    ..Dublin, CA), and optical coherence tomographer (StratusOCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.) with subjective assessment of optic nerve head (ONH) stereophotographs in discriminating glaucomatous from nonglaucomatous eyes...
  18. pmc A comparison of rates of change in neuroretinal rim area and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in progressive glaucoma
    Luciana M Alencar
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3531-9. 2010
    ..001). CONCLUSIONS. The ability to discriminate eyes with progressing glaucoma by SAP and/or stereophotographs from stable eyes was significantly greater for RNFLT than for RA measurements...
  19. ncbi request reprint Differences in visual function and optic nerve structure between healthy eyes of blacks and whites
    Lyne Racette
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center and Visual Function Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla 92093 0946, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 123:1547-53. 2005
    ..To investigate differences in visual function, optic disc topography, and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness between healthy eyes of blacks and whites...
  20. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the association between optic disc topography and early glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44:3382-7. 2003
    ..To determine the structural characteristics of the optic disc that are associated with early glaucoma in African Americans and whites and whether these characteristics differ between the races...
  21. ncbi request reprint Detecting visual function abnormalities using the Swedish interactive threshold algorithm and matrix perimetry in eyes with glaucomatous appearance of the optic disc
    Lisandro M Sakata
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 125:340-5. 2007
    ....
  22. pmc Patterns of glaucomatous visual field loss in sita fields automatically identified using independent component analysis
    Michael H Goldbaum
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Diego, USA
    Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc 107:136-44. 2009
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  23. pmc Visual function-specific perimetry to identify glaucomatous visual loss using three different definitions of visual field abnormality
    Ali Tafreshi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0946, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:1234-40. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Correlations between retinal nerve fiber layer and visual field in eyes with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
    Julio Deleon-Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:288-294. 2007
    ..To evaluate correlations between retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness with visual field (VF) sensitivities in eyes with nonartertic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Relationship between structure of optic nerve/nerve fiber layer and functional measurements in glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    School of Medicine, and University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Curr Opin Ophthalmol 15:96-101. 2004
    ..This paper reviews recent advancement in the perception of this structure-function relation...
  26. pmc Determinants of medication adherence to topical glaucoma therapy
    Laura E Dreer
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Glaucoma 21:234-40. 2012
    ..To determine the associations between medical, demographic, socioeconomic, and ocular factors and adherence to topical glaucoma ocular hypotensive therapy...
  27. ncbi request reprint Aging-related changes in the multifocal electroretinogram
    Gregory R Jackson
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 19:185-9. 2002
    ..The aging-related changes in the MERG waveform may be due to slowed temporal adaptation in the aged retina...
  28. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma after ocular contusion: a cohort study of the United States Eye Injury Registry
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    J Glaucoma 14:470-3. 2005
    ..This cohort study was designed to evaluate risk factors for the development of posttraumatic glaucoma after ocular contusion...
  29. pmc Educating older African Americans about the preventive importance of routine comprehensive eye care
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1089-95. 2008
    ..A next step is to verify through medical record review the extent to which the high rates of self-reported eye care utilization reflect behavior...
  30. pmc Post-illumination pupil response in subjects without ocular disease
    Laxmikanth Kankipati
    Department of Vision Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:2764-9. 2010
    ..The present study was designed to examine the characteristics of the PIPR in a normal population without ocular disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is reading disability likely to interfere with glaucoma screening of adults using frequency-doubling technology perimetry?
    Jerri D Edwards
    Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2100, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 135:816-20. 2003
    ..The present study is a preliminary investigation of whether frequency doubling technology perimetry (FDT) performance deficits exist in adults with reading disability (RD) and could thereby interfere with screening assessments for glaucoma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Perceived barriers to care and attitudes about vision and eye care: focus groups with older African Americans and eye care providers
    Cynthia Owsley
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0009, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:2797-802. 2006
    ..To identify by using focus group methods the perceived barriers to eye care and attitudes about vision and eye care among older African Americans as well as among ophthalmologists and optometrists serving their communities...
  33. ncbi request reprint Statins and other cholesterol-lowering medications and the presence of glaucoma
    Gerald McGwin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 122:822-6. 2004
    ..To explore whether oral statin and other antihyperlipidemic medications are associated with open-angle glaucoma...
  34. ncbi request reprint Management of iris melanoma with secondary glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35203, USA
    J Glaucoma 11:71-4. 2002
  35. ncbi request reprint Comparing machine learning classifiers for diagnosing glaucoma from standard automated perimetry
    Michael H Goldbaum
    Ophthalmic Informatics Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:162-9. 2002
    ..To determine which machine learning classifier learns best to interpret standard automated perimetry (SAP) and to compare the best of the machine classifiers with the global indices of STATPAC 2 and with experts in glaucoma...
  36. doi request reprint Artifacts on the optic nerve head analysis of the optical coherence tomography in glaucomatous and nonglaucomatous eyes
    Julio De León Ortega
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Glaucoma 18:186-91. 2009
    ..To determine the frequency and type of imaging artifacts in the optic nerve head (ONH) analysis protocol of the optical coherence tomograph (Stratus OCT) in healthy and glaucomatous eyes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the pupillary light response as an objective measure of visual function
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Suite 601, 700 South 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ophthalmol Clin North Am 16:143-53. 2003
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Primary open-angle glaucoma in African Americans
    Christopher A Girkin
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, South 18th Street, Suite 601, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Int Ophthalmol Clin 44:43-60. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Selective perimetry in glaucoma diagnosis
    Lisandro M Sakata
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Curr Opin Ophthalmol 18:115-21. 2007
    ..This paper reviews recent studies that have assessed the characteristics of new strategies/programs of selective perimetry...
  40. ncbi request reprint Ocular trauma-related glaucoma
    Julio E De Leon-Ortega
    Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 South 18th Street, Suit 601, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Ophthalmol Clin North Am 15:215-23. 2002
    ..Management of posttraumatic ocular hypertension is especially critical in that many of the complications that may develop are preventable. Management is aimed at preventing further damage to the injured eye...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hypothyroidism and the development of open-angle glaucoma in a male population
    Christopher A Girkin
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0009, USA
    Ophthalmology 111:1649-52. 2004
    ..To determine if hypothyroidism is associated with an increased risk of glaucoma using a large cohort of patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Glaucoma risk factor assessment and prevention: lessons from coronary heart disease
    Christopher A Girkin
    Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 0009, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 138:S11-8. 2004
    ..To determine whether multivariable risk factor assessment can be as successful in developing disease prevention strategies in patients with ocular hypertension as it has been in patients at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Secondary acute angle-closure glaucoma associated with vitreous hemorrhage after ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm
    Stella N Arthur
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 138:682-3. 2004
    ..To report acute angle-closure glaucoma in a patient with dense vitreous hemorrhage due to a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm...
  44. pmc The association between self-reported glaucoma and ginkgo biloba use
    Rita Khoury
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 700 S 18th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Glaucoma 18:543-5. 2009
    ..To assess the association between Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) use and glaucoma...
  45. ncbi request reprint Radionecrosis of the inferior occipital lobes with altitudinal visual field loss after gamma knife radiosurgery
    Blythe E Monheit
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 700 18th Street S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Neuroophthalmol 24:195-9. 2004
    ..Radiation injury, or radionecrosis, is the only significant complication of radiosurgery (). We present a case of bilateral occipital lobe radionecrosis after gamma knife surgery that resulted in bilateral superior altitudinal defects...
  46. ncbi request reprint A statistical approach to the evaluation of covariate effects on the receiver operating characteristic curves of diagnostic tests in glaucoma
    Felipe A Medeiros
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center and Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0946, USA
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:2520-7. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Evaluating several sources of variability for standard and SWAP visual fields in glaucoma patients, suspects, and normals
    Eytan Z Blumenthal
    Glaucoma Center and Visual Function Laboratory, Dept of Opthalmology, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093 0946, USA
    Ophthalmology 110:1895-902. 2003
    ..To quantify factors affecting test-retest variability of threshold measurements over a series of 3 serial visual fields (VF)...
  48. ncbi request reprint The role of neuroimaging studies in normal-pressure glaucoma
    Christopher A Girkin
    J Glaucoma 11:277-8. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Risk assessment in the management of patients with ocular hypertension
    Robert N Weinreb
    Hamilton Glaucoma Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 0946, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 138:458-67. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Optic disc morphology after AAION
    Christopher A Girkin
    Ophthalmology 109:1198-9; author reply 1199-1201. 2002

Research Grants1

  1. Quan11tification of Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy
    Christopher Girkin; Fiscal Year: 2006
    DESCRIPTION: (Applicant's Abstract) This application proposes a training plan to develop Christopher Girkin, MD into an independent clinician-scientist specializing in investigations of optic nerve structure and visual function. Dr...