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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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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What is Angle-Closure Glaucoma?

By Dr. George L. Spaeth

The word “glaucoma” sounds so specific and so scientific it’s only natural that when an eye doctor tells a patient, “You have glaucoma,” the patient feels something very meaningful has been said. Yet, if the doctor can not tell the patient what is actually causing the glaucoma, and, thus, when and to what extent it is likely to affect his or her vision, the word “glaucoma” may only serve to frighten the patient, making appropriate treatment ...

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Understanding Visual Field Test Taking

By Jeffrey Henderer, MD

The retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, is composed of receptors, “photoreceptors,” that change light energy into electrical energy.

The central area of the retina is the most sensitive to light, and we see best what is directly in front of us. The more peripheral areas of the retina are less sensitive to light, but they allow us to see, though less clearly, objects off to the side or above or below straight-ahead vision. ...

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