Nerve Regeneration and Protection: December 4, 2013

Nerve Regeneration and Protection

Chat Highlights – December 4, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:   Good evening! Please welcome Dr. Michael Pro, our glaucoma expert, to this evening’s chat on “Nerve Regeneration and Protection.”

P:  Dr. Pro, would you please define optic nerve regeneration and optic nerve protection for those that may not be familiar with their meaning.

Dr. Pro:    Let’s cover the background first.  Glaucoma is a disease where a select group of cells ...

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Leading an active and healthy lifestyle – October 2, 2013

Leading an active and healthy lifestyle

Chat Highlights – September 4, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Chat Topic Researcher
Brittany Morgan, Editor

Moderator: Dr. Michael Pro hosted the online glaucoma chat held on October 2nd, 2013.  The topic was titled, “Leading an active and healthy lifestyle.”

Patient (P): To start off tonight’s chat, Dr. Pro, can you please define “healthy?”

Dr. Pro: “Healthy” is a level of fitness that allows one to engage in desired activities.  Healthy means the ability ...

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Preparing for your Office Visit – September 4, 2013

Preparing for your Office Visit

Chat Highlights – September 4, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Chat Topic Researcher
Brittany Morgan, Editor

 

Moderator: Dr. Anand Mantravadi hosted the online glaucoma chat held on September 4, 2013.  The topic was titled, “Preparing for your Office Visit.”

P: Are all patients referred to you, Dr. Mantravadi from another eye care provider for their first doctor’s appointment?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi : Most patients are often referred.  However, this is not always the case.  ...

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Steroids Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013

Steroids

Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome everyone to this evening’s chat with Dr. Michael Pro.  Our topic for tonight is “Steroids.”

P:   Dr. Pro, would you please describe the relationship between glaucoma and steroids?

Dr. Pro:   This is complex because steroids are often needed by individuals with glaucoma.  Broadly, we are talking tonight about corticosteroids, not anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring compounds in the body with many ...

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Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update Chat Highlights – June 5, 2013

Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update

Chat Highlights – June 5, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: Good evening!  “Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update” is tonight’s topic.  We would like to welcome, Dr. Michael Pro, once again as our subject matter expert.

P: What is an Ex-Press mini shunt?

Dr. Pro: The Ex-Press mini shunt is a small, surgical, stainless steel device that was developed to allow more predictable glaucoma surgery results. It is currently being marketed by ...

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Keeping an Eye on Your Glaucoma Chat Highlights – May 1, 2013

Keeping an Eye on Your Glaucoma

Chat Highlights – May 1, 2013 Guest Speaker
Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: Our topic is “Keeping an Eye on Your Glaucoma” with your host Dr. Anand Mantravadi from Wills Eye.  Welcome, Doctor!

P: With a diagnosis of glaucoma, what can a patient do to better prepare for an office visit with their doctor?

Dr. Mantravadi: For a patient visiting their doctor for the first time, some helpful information to take ...

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Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects – Chat Highlights April 17, 2013

Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects

 

Chat Highlights – April 17, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Tonight’s chat covers the topic, “Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects.”  We would like to welcome Dr. Pro to the chat.

P:  Dr. Pro, do medications used to treat glaucoma have clinically important systemic effects in some patients?

Dr. Pro:  Absolutely.  As many of you know, one of the most commonly used glaucoma drops is the class of beta ...

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What is Hypotony? – Chat Highlights March 20, 2013

What is Hypotony?


Chat Highlights – March 20, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

 

Moderator:  Glaucoma specialist, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, is joining us for tonight’s chat.  Our topic for this evening is “What is Hypotony?”

P:  Doctor, for the new chatters present this evening, would you please describe hypotony?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Hypotony is defined as low eye pressure.  Some definitions state 5 mmHg, but clinically, the eye can often withstand low pressures without a problem. In ...

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Post-operative Pain and other Concerns Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013

Post-operative Pain and other Concerns

Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome to this evening’s chat.  Tonight we are very pleased to have Dr. Michael Pro join us.  Our topic will delve into “Post-operative Pain and other Concerns.”

Dr. Pro:  Good evening, everyone.

P:  During a trabeculectomy, what is done to minimize pain during the surgery and after?

Dr. Pro: That is a great question.  There are several ways to ameliorate ...

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Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights – February 20, 2013

Glaucoma Research

Chat Highlights – February 20, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  This evening’s topic is “Glaucoma Research” and we would like to welcome our glaucoma expert, Dr. Michael Pro.  Welcome, Dr. Pro!

Dr. Pro:  Good evening, everyone!

P: Dr. Pro, what glaucoma research interests you the most?

Dr. Pro: Great question.  Personally, I like research involving glaucoma surgery.  I like to look into new glaucoma surgery techniques or devices.  I am so fortunate to be ...

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