The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma

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The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma
April 19, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Role of Blood Flow and Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Spaeth. The topic tonight is Blood Flow and Glaucoma.

Dr. Spaeth: Okay. Here’s a true story. About 1968, I wrote the first major book on blood flow in glaucoma. It was ...

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Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF)

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Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF)
April 12, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 12, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF).”

Moderator: Hi, Dr. Wilson.

Dr. Wilson: Hello, team.

Moderator: The topic is Exfoliating Glaucoma (PSXF). We have someone who is ready with a question. Go ahead with your question.

P: What impact might exercise have on PSXF and what types of ...

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Traumatic Glaucoma

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Traumatic Glaucoma
April 5, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Dr. Courtland J. Schmidt, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Traumatic Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Moderator: Hello Dr. Schmidt. Welcome back.

Dr. Schmidt: Thanks. It’s good to be back.

Moderator: The topic is Traumatic Glaucoma.

P: My doctor says the trauma I suffered long ago damaged the trabecular meshwork, leading to glaucoma now. ...

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Pigmentary Glaucoma

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Pigmentary Glaucoma
March 29, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 29, 2000, Dr. Jay Katz, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Pigmentary Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Dr. Katz: Hi!

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Katz. The topic tonight is Pigmentary Glaucoma. Only two people in the room have that type of glaucoma.

P: Is it true that after a certain number of years the pigment ...

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Normal Tension Glaucoma

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Normal Tension Glaucoma
March 22, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 22, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the Glaucoma Chat Group discussed “Normal Tension Glaucoma.” Here are some highlights from the evening.

Moderator: Dr. Wilson, the topic is Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG).

P: How does the typical progression of NTG differ from progression in other types of glaucoma?

Dr. Wilson: If a patient has advanced glaucoma as a result of IOPs of 30 ...

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Congenital Glaucoma

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Congenital Glaucoma
March 15, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 15, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Congenital Glaucoma.” Dr. Rick (“Eyeguy”) Cohn, a glaucoma specialist in Orlando, Florida, paid us a surprise visit. Here are some of the highlights.

Dr. Wilson: Welcome new chatters.

Moderator: The topic tonight is congenital glaucoma. Does anyone have congenital glaucoma or a child with it?

P: My son is two years ...

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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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