Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma

Chat Highlights
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

Chat Highlights
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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