What Is Low Vision? Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015

What Is Low Vision?
Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Happy New Year and welcome to our first moderated chat of 2015, “What Is Low Vision?”  We are very pleased to have with us Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills.  Dr Pro, let’s start with the topic question: What is low vision?

Dr Pro:   The definition of legal blindness, according to the Social Security Administration, is 20/200 ...

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Lasers for Glaucoma Chat Highlights – October 1, 2014

Lasers for Glaucoma

Chat Highlights – October 1, 2014 Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi 

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Lasers for Glaucoma.”

 

Moderator:  Welcome, Dr. Mantravadi. Lasers are used in the treatment of glaucoma.  Laser trabeculoplasty (LTP), laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI), and cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) are three procedures that use a laser.  Other uses of a laser in glaucoma are laser peripheral iridoplasty ...

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Blebs Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Blebs

Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro

Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Michael James Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills Eye Hospital, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Blebs.”

 

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Pro. Tonight our topic concerns blebs. Let’s begin.

P: For the benefit of those attending the chat and have not had incisional surgery, what is a bleb?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is a pocket of fluid that is created at ...

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Blood Flow and Glaucoma, Chat Highlights – June 4, 2014

Blood Flow and Glaucoma
Chat Highlights – June 4, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome, Dr. Mantravadi.  Thank you for joining us for our chat tonight on “Blood Flow and Glaucoma.”  Your expertise is always appreciated!

P:   Good evening, Doctor.  Would you please explain systemic blood flow and optic nerve head blood flow?

Dr. Mantravadi:     Perfusion pressure of the eye is the difference between blood pressure (BP) and intraocular pressure (IOP). It is ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications

Highlights – May 7, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: This evening’s chat is “Glaucoma Medications.”  Welcome back, Dr. Pro! Thanks for being here!

Dr. Pro: Great to be here!

P: Have you observed a loss of IOP control in patients who have switched from a brand name medication to a generic medication?

Dr. Pro: That is a difficult question to answer. There is an inherent fluctuation in ...

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World Glaucoma Week – Glaucoma around the World Chat Highlights – March 5, 2014

World Glaucoma Week – Glaucoma around the World Chat

Highlights – March 5, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Jillia Bird
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher  

Moderator:  Our guest expert for tonight is Dr. Jillia Bird, current President of the World Glaucoma Patient Association.  Dr. Bird is an optometrist from Antigua.   Besides being named the International Optometrist of the Year in 2013, Dr. Bird was also named the 2013 Alumna of the Year at State University of New York.  In ...

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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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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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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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