What Is Low Vision? Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015

What Is Low Vision?
Chat Highlights – January 7, 2015
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Happy New Year and welcome to our first moderated chat of 2015, “What Is Low Vision?”  We are very pleased to have with us Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills.  Dr Pro, let’s start with the topic question: What is low vision?

Dr Pro:   The definition of legal blindness, according to the Social Security Administration, is 20/200 ...

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Blebs Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Blebs

Chat Highlights – September 3, 2014

Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro

Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, Dr. Michael James Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills Eye Hospital, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Blebs.”

 

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Pro. Tonight our topic concerns blebs. Let’s begin.

P: For the benefit of those attending the chat and have not had incisional surgery, what is a bleb?

Dr. Pro: A bleb is a pocket of fluid that is created at ...

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Glaucoma Medications

Glaucoma Medications

Highlights – May 7, 2014
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller – Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: This evening’s chat is “Glaucoma Medications.”  Welcome back, Dr. Pro! Thanks for being here!

Dr. Pro: Great to be here!

P: Have you observed a loss of IOP control in patients who have switched from a brand name medication to a generic medication?

Dr. Pro: That is a difficult question to answer. There is an inherent fluctuation in ...

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Nerve Regeneration and Protection: December 4, 2013

Nerve Regeneration and Protection

Chat Highlights – December 4, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:   Good evening! Please welcome Dr. Michael Pro, our glaucoma expert, to this evening’s chat on “Nerve Regeneration and Protection.”

P:  Dr. Pro, would you please define optic nerve regeneration and optic nerve protection for those that may not be familiar with their meaning.

Dr. Pro:    Let’s cover the background first.  Glaucoma is a disease where a select group of cells ...

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Steroids Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013

Steroids

Chat Highlights – August 7, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome everyone to this evening’s chat with Dr. Michael Pro.  Our topic for tonight is “Steroids.”

P:   Dr. Pro, would you please describe the relationship between glaucoma and steroids?

Dr. Pro:   This is complex because steroids are often needed by individuals with glaucoma.  Broadly, we are talking tonight about corticosteroids, not anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids are naturally occurring compounds in the body with many ...

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Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update Chat Highlights – June 5, 2013

Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update

Chat Highlights – June 5, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator: Good evening!  “Ex-Press Mini Shunt Update” is tonight’s topic.  We would like to welcome, Dr. Michael Pro, once again as our subject matter expert.

P: What is an Ex-Press mini shunt?

Dr. Pro: The Ex-Press mini shunt is a small, surgical, stainless steel device that was developed to allow more predictable glaucoma surgery results. It is currently being marketed by ...

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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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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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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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