Glaucoma is topic of ‘Doctors on Call’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. While there is no cure for glaucoma, proper medication and/or surgery can prevent further loss of vision.

Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about the topic during “Doctors on Call,” live at 8 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) on West Virginia Public Television.

Judie F. Charlton, M.D., is chair of Ophthalmology at WVU. She received her medical degree from West Virginia University. Her expertise includes cataracts and glaucoma.

Judie Charlton, M.D.

Kenneth B. Mitchell, M.D., is a graduate of New York Medical College. Mitchell is fellowship trained in glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology and ophthalmology. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Charlton see patients at the WVU Eye Institute.

The program will be hosted by John Phillips, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at WVU.

“Doctors on Call” is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.wvuhealth.com) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.





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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
kc: 09-22-08

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