Trabs Versus Shunts

Trabs Versus Shunts
Chat from  November 2, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Dr. Pro: Close to my heart!

Moderator: Can you start by describing each?

Dr. Pro: Sure. I am sure that most of you are familiar with these surgeries. ...

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Hypotony

Hypotony
Chat from October 19, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Hypotony”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Hypotony.”

P: What is hypotony?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Ocular hypotony is a term that refers generally to a subnormal low intraocular pressure that can potentially impact the eye structurally in several ways. There are loose definitions ...

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Exfoliation Syndrome

Exfoliation Syndrome
Chat from October 5, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Exfoliation Syndrome”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Exfoliation Syndrome”. Dr. Pro, what is it?

Dr. Pro: Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age-related, systemic, elastic microfibrillopathy affecting both intraocular and extraocular tissues. The clinical features include: white flake-like material on the anterior lens ...

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Traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic Glaucoma
Chat from September 21, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Traumatic Glaucoma”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Traumatic Glaucoma”. What is traumatic glaucoma?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: Traumatic glaucoma is glaucomatous damage that affects the optic nerve that results from a traumatic injury. Glaucomatous optic atrophy is a characteristic type of optic nerve damage ...

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ICE Syndrome

ICE Syndrome
Chat from September 7, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, September 7, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “ICE Syndrome”.

Moderator: Welcome back to chat Dr. Pro. Tonight our topic is “ICE Syndrome.” What does ICE stand for?

Dr. Pro: It stands for Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome.

P: Could you please explain iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) and its relationship to: iris ...

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Inflammatory Glaucoma

Inflammatory Glaucoma
Chat from August 17, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Dr. Anand Mantravadi, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Inflammatory Glaucoma”.

Moderator: is our guest this evening. We will be discussing “Inflammatory Glaucoma.” At the top of the hour we will open the floor for general glaucoma questions.

P: What is inflammatory glaucoma?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi: It is any part of the ...

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Combined Surgeries

Combined Surgeries
Chat  August 3, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Combined Surgeries”.

Moderator: We are now in moderated chat and our topic is “Combined Surgeries”. What is a combined surgery?

Dr. Pro: That is a generic term, just meaning combining two different surgeries in one session. For glaucoma in general, we are ...

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Glaucoma Clinical Trials

Glaucoma Clinical Trials
Chat from July 20, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Clinical Trials”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Glaucoma Clinical Trials”.

P: What is a clinical trial?

Dr. Pro: A clinical trial is a study designed to answer a specific question in medicine. Modern trials are strongly monitored with patient safety in ...

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Glaucoma, What’s New?

Glaucoma, What’s New?
Chat from June 15, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma, What’s New?”

Moderator: Tonight our topic is “Glaucoma, What’s New?” The last time we covered this topic was three years ago. Extravan was pending approval in the U.S. Has Extravan been approved?

Dr. Pro: This is a great topic. ...

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Blebs

Blebs
Chat from June 1, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Blebs”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Blebs.” Thank you, Dr. Pro, for agreeing to chat about this topic. What is a bleb?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is the term for a pocket of fluid formed between the sclera and the conjunctiva (sub-conjunctival space). ...

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