Open Angle Glaucoma

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Open Angle Glaucoma
March 8, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 8, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Open Angle Glaucoma.” Dr. Wilson also discussed the American Glaucoma Society Meeting he recently attended.

P: Doctor, can you tell us anything about the convention?

Dr. Wilson: Busy. I gave talks to the American Glaucoma Society Friday and Saturday and a four-hour lecture yesterday.

P: Any news?

Dr. Wilson: Many of you may have heard ...

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Angle Closure Glaucoma

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Angle Closure Glaucoma
March 1, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 1, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Angle Closure Glaucoma.”

Note: Despite a particularly heavy schedule, Dr. Wilson managed a short visit to the chat room to answer some questions about angle closure glaucoma.

P: Doctor Wilson, what is angle closure?

Dr. Wilson: In angle closure glaucoma, the front chamber of the eye is shallow so that the iris is close ...

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Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma

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Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma
February 16th, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 16, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma.”

Dr. Wilson: The topic tonight is Cutting Surgery. Any questions?

P: Does glaucoma always lead to surgery?

P: Good question.

Dr. Wilson: No, most folks are controlled without surgery.

P: Rick, are younger patients more likely to need surgery?

Dr. Wilson: Yes, because they have glaucoma over a longer period of time.

P: ...

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma
February 9th, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 9, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Laser Therapy for Glaucoma.”

Rick Wilson: OK. Any questions about glaucoma and laser therapy?

P: How old before you can have laser?

Rick Wilson: If a patient has pigmentary glaucoma, then I treat them under age 50. If they have open-angle glaucoma or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma with good pigment to absorb the laser ...

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