End Stage Glaucoma

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End Stage Glaucoma
May 24, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 24, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “End Stage Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Greetings newcomers and old timers. Tonight’s topic is “End Stage Glaucoma.” We’ll discuss the topic with Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist, for about 30 minutes. Please wait until the discussion ends before asking Dr. Wilson questions unrelated to the topic.

Dr. Wilson: ...

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How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma

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How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma
May 17, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 17, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Good evening, Dr. Wilson. Welcome back.

Dr. Wilson: Hello everybody.

Moderator: The topic tonight is “How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma.”

P: Are cataracts and glaucoma passed on from generation to generation? When there is one, is ...

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The Changing Definition of Glaucoma

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The Changing Definition of Glaucoma
May 10, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 10, 2000, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Changing Definition of Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Welcome Dr. Spaeth.

Dr. Spaeth: Thank you.

Moderator: Dr. Spaeth, how is the definition of glaucoma changing?

Dr. Spaeth: Glaucoma used to be easy to define: It was IOP (Intraocular Pressure) over 21 mmHg. Now it’s ...

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Medications and Side Effect

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Medications and Side Effect
April 26, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 26, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Medications and Side Effects.”

Moderator: Hi, Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson: Hello gang. Sorry to be late.

Moderator: Our topic tonight is Medications and Side Effects.

Dr. Wilson: Shoot.

P: I can’t tell if it’s the drops or me, but do drops tend to make you tired?

Dr. Wilson: ...

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The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma

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The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma
April 19, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Spaeth. The topic tonight is Blood Flow and Glaucoma.

Dr. Spaeth: Okay. Here’s a true story. About 1968, I wrote the first major book on blood flow in glaucoma. It was ...

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Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF)

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Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF)
April 12, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF).”

Moderator: Hi, Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson: Hello, team.

Moderator: The topic is Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF). We have someone who is ready with a question. Go ahead with your question.

P: What impact might exercise have on PSXF and what types of ...

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Traumatic Glaucoma

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Traumatic Glaucoma
April 5, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Dr. Courtland J. Schmidt, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Traumatic Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Moderator: Hello Dr. Schmidt. Welcome back.

Dr. Schmidt: Thanks. It’s good to be back.

Moderator: The topic is Traumatic Glaucoma.

P: My doctor says the trauma I suffered long ago damaged the trabecular meshwork, leading to glaucoma now. ...

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Pigmentary Glaucoma

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Pigmentary Glaucoma
March 29, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 29, 2000, Dr. Jay Katz, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Pigmentary Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Dr. Katz: Hi!

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Katz. The topic tonight is Pigmentary Glaucoma. Only two people in the room have that type of glaucoma.

P: Is it true that after a certain number of years the pigment ...

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Normal Tension Glaucoma

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Normal Tension Glaucoma
March 22, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the Glaucoma Chat Group discussed “Normal Tension Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Moderator: Dr. Wilson, the topic is Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG).

P: How does the typical progression of NTG differ from progression in other types of glaucoma?

Dr. Wilson: If a patient has advanced glaucoma as a result of IOPs of 30 ...

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Congenital Glaucoma

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Congenital Glaucoma
March 15, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Congenital Glaucoma.” Dr. Rick (“Eyeguy”) Cohn, a glaucoma specialist in Orlando, Florida, paid us a surprise visit. Here are some of the highlights.

Dr. Wilson: Welcome new chatters.

Moderator: The topic tonight is congenital glaucoma. Does anyone have congenital glaucoma or a child with it?

P: My son is two years ...

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