Joseph Sowka OD, FAAO, DiplomateClinical Provider, Center for Sight, Sarasota, Florida
Dr. Joseph Sowka is an attending optometric physician at Center for Sight in Sarasota, Florida, a large medical-surgical practice where he focuses on glaucoma management and neuro-ophthalmic disease. He was formerly Professor of Optometry at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry for 28 years where he served as Chief of The Advanced Care Service and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the College’s Eye Institute. He was the Program Coordinator and Supervisor for the Ocular Disease Residency. Dr. Sowka is a founding member of both the Optometric Glaucoma Society and Optometric Retina Society. He is also the Founder and Chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders in Optometry Special Interest Group for the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Sowka is a Glaucoma Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a partner and co-owner of Optometric Education Consultants.
DisclosuresDr. Sowka is on the advisory board/speakers bureau for Zeiss, B+L, and Allergan.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Changes in Ocular Surface Parameters in Patients With Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Treated With Topical Antihypertensive Drugs
- Outcomes Following Single Administration of Bimatoprost Implant in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension
- Biometric Risk Factors Associated With Angle Closure Progression After Laser Peripheral Iridotomy in Primary Angle Closure Suspects
- Results of the Primary Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study and Its Translation Into Clinical Practice
- Prevalence of Fast Progressors Among Patients With Glaucoma Based on Global and Central Visual Field Loss
- Frequency of OCT Testing to Detect Disease Progression in Patients With Glaucoma
- Assessment of the Extent of Iris Trabecular Contact Using AS-OCT in Eyes With Gonioscopic Angle-Closure
- Association Between BMI and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
- Comparison of the Structure–Function Relationship Between Advanced Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Normal-Tension Glaucoma
- Association of Head and Neck Region Dermatological UV-Related Cancers With Exfoliation Syndrome