New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome

New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome
Chat from September 17, 2008
Guest Speaker – Dr. George Spaeth
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Surgical Treatments: Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome”.

Moderator: Tonight our topic is New Glaucoma Surgeries—Express Shunt, Canaloplasty and Trabectome.

Dr. George Spaeth: The basic premise is that glaucoma surgery helps by lowering ...

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Glaucoma Disability and Assessment

Glaucoma Disability and Assessment
Chat Highlights
November 7, 2007
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 7, 2007, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Disability and Assessment”.

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Glaucoma Disability and Assessment”. We are honored tonight to have with us Dr. George Spaeth, Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Institute. Welcome back, Dr. Spaeth.

Dr. George Spaeth: Thank you. I will start with a ...

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The Four Secrets to Good Health – Including Good Eye Health

The Four Secrets to Good Health – Including Good Eye Health
Chat Highlights
November 30, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 30, 2005, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Four Secrets to Good Health – Including Good Eye Health”

Moderator: Dr. Spaeth, the topic tonight concerns good health. Would you like to start the discussion?

Dr. George Spaeth: Yes. Health is something we all want. But about the only thing ...

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The Competent Physician

The Competent Physician
Chat Highlights
September 21, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, September 21, 2005, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Competent Physician.”

Moderator: Welcome back to the chat room, Dr. Spaeth. The topic tonight is “The Competent Physician.” How would you describe a competent physician?

Dr. George Spaeth: For nine years I served on the ethics committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We had to decide what ...

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Glaucoma Down Through the Ages

Glaucoma Down Through the Ages
Chat Highlights
January 12, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 12, 2005, Dr. George Spaeth, Director, Wills Glaucoma Service, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Down Through the Ages.”

Moderator: Welcome to chat, Dr. Spaeth. The topic tonight is “Glaucoma Down Through the Ages.”

Dr. George Spaeth: Thank you. Maybe I can start things out. The subject is really important.

Moderator: Please do.

Dr. George Spaeth: A thousand years ago, ...

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Genetics and Glaucoma

Genetics and Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
December 17, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, December 17, 2003, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Genetics and Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Spaeth. During our last chat on genetics we learned that genetic causes for glaucoma have been known for years, but only by observing families. Now actual molecular biologic defects are being identified, and some can be changed. How is it possible ...

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Genetics and Genetic Testing

Genetics and Genetic Testing
Chat Highlights
September 17, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, September 17, 2003, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Genetics and Genetic Testing.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Spaeth. Our topic tonight is “Genetics and Genetic Testing.”

Dr. George Spaeth: Sorry to be late. I had a computer problem.

Moderator: Some patients in here have also being having computer problems. I think ...

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Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study

Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study
Chat Highlights
October 30, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, October 30, 2002, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Spaeth. Tonight our topic is the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS).

P: What is ocular hypertension?

Dr. George Spaeth: Ocular hypertension is IOP (intraocular pressure) over 21 mm Hg. But the term “ocular hypertension” has come to mean IOP ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications
Chat Highlights
February 20, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 20, 2002, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Glaucoma Medications.”

Moderator: Good evening, Dr. Spaeth. Tonight we are discussing glaucoma medications. Are you ready for the first question?

Dr. George Spaeth: Hello, everyone. I’m ready to start when you are.

P: Dr. Spaeth, how long before Xalatan will be available as a generic medication?

Dr. ...

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Diagnosing Glaucoma and Treatment Goals

Diagnosing Glaucoma and Treatment Goals
Chat Highlights
November 28, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Diagnosing Glaucoma and Treatment Goals.”

Dr. George Spaeth: Hi, all.

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Spaeth. Can you tell us what diagnosing glaucoma involves?

Dr. George Spaeth: Sure. The most important thing is to determine if any damage has occurred. You determine damage by looking at ...

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