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.


Why has there been ...

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Surgery Risks and Benefits

Surgery Risks and Benefits
Chat from June 20, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Surgery Risks and Benefits.”  Doctor, if surgery is required on both eyes, how is the determination made as to which eye is operated first?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Great question!  In general, there are two approaches to this and the decision making can be complex.  If one eye from a glaucoma standpoint is ...

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Punctal Occlusion Chat Highlights

Punctal Occlusion Chat Highlights
Chat from May 2, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “punctal occlusion.”

P
What is a puncta and punctual occlusion?

Dr. Pro
The puncta are the beginning of the drainage system for the tear film.  They are easily identified at the corner of the eye near the nose.  A puncta is a small opening, with one on the upper lid ...

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Blood Pressure and Glaucoma Chat Highlights

Blood Pressure and Glaucoma Chat Highlights
Chat from April 18, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Blood Pressure and Glaucoma.” Doctor, does blood pressure (BP) really matter in respect to glaucoma or lack thereof?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Blood pressure is a vital sign. The relationship between BP and glaucoma is a complex one.

To paraphrase my answer to a similar question during a prior chat, ...

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Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights

Glaucoma Research Chat Highlights
Chat from April 4, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Glaucoma Research.” Doctor, what topics are receiving the most funding in research today?

Dr. Pro
This is a big topic. I don’t know the actual dollars, but I can tell you where most of the buzz is and the money most likely is there. The big money has ...

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Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery

Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery
Chat from March 7, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Risks and Benefits of Glaucoma Surgery.” There is a lot of interest, and we have some newcomers tonight who are awaiting surgery.

Dr. Pro: ...

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Glaucoma Fact or Fiction

Glaucoma Fact or Fiction
Chat from February 15, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Fact or Fiction”.

Moderator: Fact or Fiction: The eye will heal better if the anesthesia used for a trabeculectomy produces a conscious sedation.

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Fiction: The type of anesthesia will not affect eye healing.

P: Fact or ...

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Shunts

Shunts
Chat from February 1, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Shunts”.

Moderator: Welcome Dr. Pro. Our topic is tonight is “Shunts.” What is a shunt and why is it used with glaucoma patients?

Dr. Pro: First, let’s talk about what a shunt isn’t. Most glaucoma specialists do not consider ...

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Bleb Complications and Repairs

Bleb Complications and Repairs
Chat from January 18, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Bleb Complications and Repairs”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Bleb Complications and Repairs.” Dr. Pro, can you start by explaining what a bleb is for those who may not know?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is the end ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat from December 7, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, December 7, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications”.

Moderator: Tonight our topic is “Glaucoma Medications”. We are joined again by Dr. Anand Mantravadi.

P: Would you please run through the classifications of glaucoma medications and explain how each one helps in lowering eye pressure?

Dr. Anand ...

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