Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights

Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights
Chat from April 4, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Glaucoma Research.” Doctor, what topics are receiving the most funding in research today?

Dr. Pro
This is a big topic. I don’t know the actual dollars, but I can tell you where most of the buzz is and the money most likely is there. The big money has ...

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Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery

Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery
Chat from March 7, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery.” There is a lot of interest, and we have some newcomers tonight who are awaiting surgery.

Dr. Pro: ...

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Glaucoma Fact or Fiction

Glaucoma Fact or Fiction
Chat from February 15, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Fact or Fiction”.

Moderator: Fact or Fiction: The eye will heal better if the anesthesia used for a trabeculectomy produces a conscious sedation.

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Fiction: The type of anesthesia will not affect eye healing.

P: Fact or ...

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Shunts

Shunts
Chat from February 1, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Shunts”.

Moderator: Welcome Dr. Pro. Our topic is tonight is “Shunts.” What is a shunt and why is it used with glaucoma patients?

Dr. Pro: First, let’s talk about what a shunt isn’t. Most glaucoma specialists do not consider ...

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Bleb Complications and Repairs

Bleb Complications and Repairs
Chat from January 18, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Bleb Complications and Repairs”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Bleb Complications and Repairs.” Dr. Pro, can you start by explaining what a bleb is for those who may not know?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is the end ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat from December 7, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Tonight our topic is “Glaucoma Medications”. We are joined again by Dr. Anand Mantravadi.

P: Would you please run through the classifications of glaucoma medications and explain how each one helps in lowering eye pressure?

Dr. Anand ...

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Trabs Versus Shunts

Trabs Versus Shunts
Chat from  November 2, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Dr. Pro: Close to my heart!

Moderator: Can you start by describing each?

Dr. Pro: Sure. I am sure that most of you are familiar with these surgeries. ...

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Hypotony

Hypotony
Chat from October 19, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Hypotony”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Hypotony.”

P: What is hypotony?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Ocular hypotony is a term that refers generally to a subnormal low intraocular pressure that can potentially impact the eye structurally in several ways. There are loose definitions ...

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Exfoliation Syndrome

Exfoliation Syndrome
Chat from October 5, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Exfoliation Syndrome”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Exfoliation Syndrome”. Dr. Pro, what is it?

Dr. Pro: Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age-related, systemic, elastic microfibrillopathy affecting both intraocular and extraocular tissues. The clinical features include: white flake-like material on the anterior lens ...

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Traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic Glaucoma
Chat from September 21, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Traumatic Glaucoma”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Traumatic Glaucoma”. What is traumatic glaucoma?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Traumatic glaucoma is glaucomatous damage that affects the optic nerve that results from a traumatic injury. Glaucomatous optic atrophy is a characteristic type of optic nerve damage ...

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