Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects – Chat Highlights April 17, 2013

Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects

 

Chat Highlights – April 17, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Tonight’s chat covers the topic, “Glaucoma Drops and Systemic Effects.”  We would like to welcome Dr. Pro to the chat.

P:  Dr. Pro, do medications used to treat glaucoma have clinically important systemic effects in some patients?

Dr. Pro:  Absolutely.  As many of you know, one of the most commonly used glaucoma drops is the class of beta ...

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What is Hypotony? – Chat Highlights March 20, 2013

What is Hypotony?


Chat Highlights – March 20, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

 

Moderator:  Glaucoma specialist, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, is joining us for tonight’s chat.  Our topic for this evening is “What is Hypotony?”

P:  Doctor, for the new chatters present this evening, would you please describe hypotony?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Hypotony is defined as low eye pressure.  Some definitions state 5 mmHg, but clinically, the eye can often withstand low pressures without a problem. In ...

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Post-operative Pain and other Concerns Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013

Post-operative Pain and other Concerns

Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome to this evening’s chat.  Tonight we are very pleased to have Dr. Michael Pro join us.  Our topic will delve into “Post-operative Pain and other Concerns.”

Dr. Pro:  Good evening, everyone.

P:  During a trabeculectomy, what is done to minimize pain during the surgery and after?

Dr. Pro: That is a great question.  There are several ways to ameliorate ...

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Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights – February 20, 2013

Glaucoma Research

Chat Highlights – February 20, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  This evening’s topic is “Glaucoma Research” and we would like to welcome our glaucoma expert, Dr. Michael Pro.  Welcome, Dr. Pro!

Dr. Pro:  Good evening, everyone!

P: Dr. Pro, what glaucoma research interests you the most?

Dr. Pro: Great question.  Personally, I like research involving glaucoma surgery.  I like to look into new glaucoma surgery techniques or devices.  I am so fortunate to be ...

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Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery

Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery

Chat Highlights – February 6, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Anand Mantravadi.  Welcome to the chat.  Tonight’s topic is “Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery.”

P: How long has a trabeculectomy with the option of an EX-PRESS shunt been performed? What are the results for this type of combination surgery compared to a traditional trabeculectomy?

Dr. Mantravadi: Using an EX-PRESS shunt during the procedure is a modified trabeculectomy.  A large scale prospective randomized ...

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Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy

Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy

Chat Highlights – January 16, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Dr. Anand Mantravadi is with us tonight to discuss, “Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy.”

P: After a trabeculectomy, what percentage of patients requires manipulation of the eye to reach their target pressure?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Every patient’s postoperative plan of care is individualized. Many patients will need suture lysis to further open the drain, and some may ...

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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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Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery

Chat Highlights – December 19, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening.  Tonight’s chat is entitled, “Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery.”  Dr. Anand Mantravadi is our medical expert this evening.

P:  What is a secondary glaucoma and why can it occur after cataract surgery?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Secondary glaucoma is any form of glaucoma that is “secondary” to a known or identifiable cause.  This can happen early after cataract surgery due to a ...

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Preservatives in Eye Drops

Preservatives in Eye Drops

Chat Highlights – December 5, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening. The topic for this evening’s chat is “Preservatives in Eye Drops.”  Dr. Michael Pro is joining us with his medical expertise.

P:  What are the different types of preservatives used in glaucoma medication?

Dr. Pro:  The most common preservative is benzalkonium chloride (BAK) which has been used for many years.

P:  Why is BAK so favored as a preservative for ...

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Glaucoma Surgical Decisions

Glaucoma Surgical Decisions
Chat Highlights – November 7, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Good evening.  Tonight’s chat concerns “Glaucoma Surgical Decisions.”  Dr. Michael Pro is our guest speaker for this evening.

P:   Some patients have surgery before any vision loss has occurred and while some continue on medication without surgery even though they have experienced vision loss prior to a diagnosis. Is vision a factor in the decision for surgery?

 Dr. Pro:  The goal ...

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