Preservatives in Eye Drops

Preservatives in Eye Drops

Chat Highlights – December 5, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening. The topic for this evening’s chat is “Preservatives in Eye Drops.”  Dr. Michael Pro is joining us with his medical expertise.

P:  What are the different types of preservatives used in glaucoma medication?

Dr. Pro:  The most common preservative is benzalkonium chloride (BAK) which has been used for many years.

P:  Why is BAK so favored as a preservative for ...

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Glaucoma Surgical Decisions

Glaucoma Surgical Decisions
Chat Highlights – November 7, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Good evening.  Tonight’s chat concerns “Glaucoma Surgical Decisions.”  Dr. Michael Pro is our guest speaker for this evening.

P:   Some patients have surgery before any vision loss has occurred and while some continue on medication without surgery even though they have experienced vision loss prior to a diagnosis. Is vision a factor in the decision for surgery?

 Dr. Pro:  The goal ...

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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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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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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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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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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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