Comparing Glaucoma Shunts

Comparing Glaucoma Shunts
Chat Highlights – October 17, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Comparing Glaucoma Shunts.” Dr. Mantravadi, what is a glaucoma shunt?

 

Dr.  Mantravadi
A glaucoma shunt refers to a drainage device, typically made of silicone, attached to the eye which can shunt fluid from inside the eye to a space around the eye underneath the outer linings.


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Please register for The 6th Annual Glaucoma Service Foundation CARES Conference on Sep 22, 2012 9:30 AM EDT at:

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Newest Treatment Options Announced as Glaucoma Rates Rise

Newest Treatment Options Announced as Glaucoma Rates Rise

Information Day Offered to Patients, Those at Risk, and Caregivers at Wills Eye Institute

Philadelphia, PA- August 24, 2012

Glaucoma is on the rise in the United States by a dramatic 22% according to a recent study by Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute.

More than two million people in the U.S. have glaucoma today and an even more frightening fact is that more than half of them — 1.1 million people — ...

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Change is closely related to learning new knowledge

By: Dr. George Spaeth

Change is closely related to learning new knowledge and then acting differently on the basis of knowing something not known before. “Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” (Shakespeare) Change also occurs as a result of randomness – or seeming randomness. Consider the following possibility: On my way to work another commuter rushing to “make the light” crashes into the driver’s side of my car, crushing me, killing me, and altering not just my life ...

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What is Angle-Closure Glaucoma?

By Dr. George L. Spaeth

The word “glaucoma” sounds so specific and so scientific it’s only natural that when an eye doctor tells a patient, “You have glaucoma,” the patient feels something very meaningful has been said. Yet, if the doctor can not tell the patient what is actually causing the glaucoma, and, thus, when and to what extent it is likely to affect his or her vision, the word “glaucoma” may only serve to frighten the patient, making appropriate treatment ...

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Understanding Visual Field Test Taking

By Jeffrey Henderer, MD

The retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, is composed of receptors, “photoreceptors,” that change light energy into electrical energy.

The central area of the retina is the most sensitive to light, and we see best what is directly in front of us. The more peripheral areas of the retina are less sensitive to light, but they allow us to see, though less clearly, objects off to the side or above or below straight-ahead vision. ...

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The HRT: A Better Way of Exmaing the Optic Nerve in Glaucoma?

by Jeffrey Henderer, MD
Glaucoma specialists at Wills and elsewhere are always looking for better ways to determine if an individual definitely has glaucoma and, if so, what kind of glaucoma it is. It is only when they have answers to these questions that they can suggest the best treatment for a particular individual. The only way they can get answers to these questions is to actually examine the optic nerve to see if and how it has been damaged.

Measuring ...

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