Lens Replacement Surgery for Angle Closure

Lens Replacement Surgery for Angle Closure

Chat Highlights – January 2, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:   Good evening and Happy New Year!  Tonight we will be discussing “Lens Replacement Surgery for Angle Closure.”  We would like to welcome Dr. Michael Pro, our medical expert.

P:   Would you please define angle closure glaucoma for those attending this evening?

Dr. Pro:   Angle closure glaucoma is defined by the presence of a narrow anterior chamber angle. The angle ...

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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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Aqueous Shunts from the Anterior Chamber of the Eye to the Posterior Reservior

By Richard P. Wilson

Glaucoma is a disease in which the drainage mechanism of the eye has become blocked. Since an eye normally produces a watery fluid called aqueous throughout life, this fluid has nowhere to go and backs up. This causes a build-up of pressure within the eye which injures the optic nerve. The safest and simplest type of surgery to reduce intraocular pressure is a trabeculectomy, a procedure which makes a flap valve on top of the eye. This ...

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Trabeculectomy

By Richard P. Wilson

One way to relieve the dangerously high pressure in an eye with glaucoma is to make a new drain in the eye, a bypass for the blocked natural drain. This is called a trabeculectomy and is a surgical procedure. It takes the form of a “flap valve” on the top of the eye, the white part of the eye hidden under the upper eyelid. The eye pressure is relieved because fluid can now drain through the new ...

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma

There are many kinds of glaucoma. We classify the type of glaucoma according to the reason for the blockage in the outflow of fluid. The following two are by far the most common, and the main types of glaucoma treated with laser surgery.

Angle Closure Glaucoma

This type of glaucoma, which accounts for 10% of all glaucomas in the U.S., occurs when the angle between the cornea (the clear window into the eye) and the iris (the colored portion of the eye) ...

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Chronic Angle Closure

Chronic Angle Closure
Chat from June 3, 2009
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Chronic Angle Closure”.

Moderator: Welcome back Dr Pro. Our topic this evening is Chronic Angle Closure. What is chronic angle-closure glaucoma and how does it differ from acute angle-closure glaucoma?

Dr. Pro: Great; let’s talk about the ...

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Angle-closure Glaucoma

Angle-closure Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
January 17, 2007
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 17, 2007, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Angle-closure Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is angle-closure glaucoma. First, where is the angle of the eye?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The angle of the eye is where the cornea meets the sclera and the iris inserts into the wall of the eye. That is where the drain of the eye ...

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Angle-closure Glaucoma

Angle-closure Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
March 13, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 13, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Angle-closure Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Welcome, all. Tonight we will be discussing angle-closure glaucoma with Dr. Rick Wilson.

P: Dr. Rick, is angle closure always an emergency situation?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Actually, about two-thirds of patients with angle-closure develop it slowly, with few or no symptoms.

P: What are the ...

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Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Chat Highlights
Angle-Closure Glaucoma
June 7, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, June 7, 2000, Dr. Jonathan Myers, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Angle-Closure Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Myers. Shall we begin the discussion of angle-closure glaucoma?

Dr. Myers: Thanks. Hello everyone. Angle-closure glaucoma is an interesting topic. I know some of the folks here have first-hand experience.

P: Are there different types, such as suspect, narrow, ...

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Angle Closure Glaucoma

Chat Highlights
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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