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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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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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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The Blind Sommelier Set to Speak at Annual Wine Tasting Event

On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the Glaucoma Service Foundation will host our Annual Wine Tasting and Dinner, Escape to Napa, at the Gulph Mills Country Club in  Conshohocken, PA.  We are pleased to announce that Amy Dixon, the Blind Sommelier will be our guest.

Amy Dixon is an internationally recognized specialist in fine wines. She was the fine wine expert and buyer for all eight Stew Leonard’s Wine Stores in Connecticut, New ...

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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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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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