Optic Disc Hemorrhage Chat Highlights – April 1, 2015

Optic Disc Hemorrhage Chat Highlights – April 1, 2015

Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi

Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Welcome to this evening’s chat!  Our guest glaucoma specialist is Dr. Anand Mantravadi and the topic for tonight is Optic Disc Hemorrhage.  If everyone is ready, let’s begin!

P:   Doctor, what is an optic disc hemorrhage?

Dr. Mantravadi:    Optic disc hemorrhages are hemorrhages oriented perpendicular to the optic disc margin.   They are strongly associated with glaucoma.  The mechanisms are not clear.  ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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