Optic Disc Hemorrhage Chat Highlights – April 1, 2015

Optic Disc Hemorrhage Chat Highlights – April 1, 2015

Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Welcome to this evening’s chat!  Our guest glaucoma specialist is Dr. Anand Mantravadi and the topic for tonight is Optic Disc Hemorrhage.  If everyone is ready, let’s begin!

P:   Doctor, what is an optic disc hemorrhage?

Dr. Mantravadi:    Optic disc hemorrhages are hemorrhages oriented perpendicular to the optic disc margin.   They are strongly associated with glaucoma.  The mechanisms are not clear.  ...

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World Glaucoma Week – Chat Highlights March 4, 2015

World Glaucoma Week

Chat Highlights – March 4, 2015 Guest Speaker – Dr. Jillia Bird

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Our guest speaker for tonight is Dr. Jillia Bird, current President of the World Glaucoma Patient Association.  Dr. Bird is an optometrist from Antigua.   Welcome back, Dr. Bird, to our chat!

P:   When is World Glaucoma Week this year?

Dr. Bird:   World Glaucoma Week (WGW) starts this Sunday, March 8thand runs through Saturday, March 14th.

P:   What is the theme of the ...

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What Is Low Vision? Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015

What Is Low Vision?
Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Happy New Year and welcome to our first moderated chat of 2015, “What Is Low Vision?”  We are very pleased to have with us Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills.  Dr Pro, let’s start with the topic question: What is low vision?

Dr Pro:   The definition of legal blindness, according to the Social Security Administration, is 20/200 ...

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Lasers for Glaucoma Chat Highlights – October 1, 2014

Lasers for Glaucoma

Chat Highlights – October 1, 2014 Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi 

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Lasers for Glaucoma.”

 

Moderator:  Welcome, Dr. Mantravadi. Lasers are used in the treatment of glaucoma.  Laser trabeculoplasty (LTP), laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), and cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) are three procedures that use a laser.  Other uses of a laser in glaucoma are laser peripheral iridoplasty ...

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Blebs Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Blebs

Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro

Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Michael James Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills Eye Hospital, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Blebs.”

 

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Pro. Tonight our topic concerns blebs. Let’s begin.

P: For the benefit of those attending the chat and have not had incisional surgery, what is a bleb?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is a pocket of fluid that is created at ...

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Repeating Incisional Glaucoma Surgery – Chat Highlights – August 6, 2014

Repeating Incisional Glaucoma Surgery

Chat Highlights – August 6, 2014 Guest Speaker – Dr. Robert Barnes

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  We are privileged to have a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Robert Barnes, with us from Chicago, Illinois. He is a Professor at Loyola University, Chicago with offices in the suburbs of Aurora and Glen Ellyn. We would like to welcome you, Dr. Barnes, to our moderated chat this evening and look forward to the knowledge you have to share.  Our topic tonight ...

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Blood Flow and Glaucoma, Chat Highlights – June 4, 2014

Blood Flow and Glaucoma
Chat Highlights – June 4, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome, Dr. Mantravadi.  Thank you for joining us for our chat tonight on “Blood Flow and Glaucoma.”  Your expertise is always appreciated!

P:   Good evening, Doctor.  Would you please explain systemic blood flow and optic nerve head blood flow?

Dr. Mantravadi:     Perfusion pressure of the eye is the difference between blood pressure (BP) and intraocular pressure (IOP). It is ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications

Highlights – May 7, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: This evening’s chat is “Glaucoma Medications.”  Welcome back, Dr. Pro! Thanks for being here!

Dr. Pro: Great to be here!

P: Have you observed a loss of IOP control in patients who have switched from a brand name medication to a generic medication?

Dr. Pro: That is a difficult question to answer. There is an inherent fluctuation in ...

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World Glaucoma Week – Glaucoma around the World Chat Highlights – March 5, 2014

World Glaucoma Week – Glaucoma around the World Chat

Highlights – March 5, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Jillia Bird
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher  

Moderator:  Our guest expert for tonight is Dr. Jillia Bird, current President of the World Glaucoma Patient Association.  Dr. Bird is an optometrist from Antigua.   Besides being named the International Optometrist of the Year in 2013, Dr. Bird was also named the 2013 Alumna of the Year at State University of New York.  In ...

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Glaucoma Awareness – January 8, 2014

Glaucoma Awareness

Chat Highlights – January 8, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Jillia Bird
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:   Welcome to this evening’s chat on “Glaucoma Awareness” with our guest expert, Dr. Jillia Bird!  Dr. Bird is the current President of the World Glaucoma Patient Association.

P:   Dr. Bird, would you tell us a bit about yourself and your role in the glaucoma community?

Dr. Bird:  I am from Antigua. I am an optometrist who studied in New York and ...

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