Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy

Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy

Chat Highlights – January 16, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening!  Dr. Anand Mantravadi is with us tonight to discuss, “Controlling Eye Pressure after a Trabeculectomy.”

P: After a trabeculectomy, what percentage of patients requires manipulation of the eye to reach their target pressure?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Every patient’s postoperative plan of care is individualized. Many patients will need suture lysis to further open the drain, and some may ...

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Diagnosis of Glaucoma

By George L. Spaeth

Both patients and doctors tend to underestimate the value of diagnosis. Foremost in their minds is getting and providing effective treatment. In fact, however, the key to effective treatment of glaucoma or any disease lies in an accurate diagnosis.

“Diagnosis” sounds simple and, indeed, the meaning of the word is simple. Diagnosis means putting a descriptive label on a problem so that appropriate measures can be taken to solve it.

Unfortunately, putting the label “glaucoma” on a set of ...

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Measuring Intraocular Pressure

Measuring Intraocular Pressure
Chat Highlights
July 18, 2007
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 18, 2007, Dr. Michael James Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Measuring Intraocular Pressure”.

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Measuring Intraocular Pressure”.

Dr. Pro: First, a little history. One hundred years ago, the first device to check eye pressure, the Schiotz tonometer, was developed. Finally, doctors had something relatively accurate and the results were reproducible. About ...

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Risk Factors for Glaucoma

Risk Factors for Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
April 18, 2007
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Risk Factors for Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Risk Factors for Glaucoma”. Dr. Wilson, will you start by telling us what the most important risk factors are?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The most important risk factor for most people is intraocular pressure (IOP). Even in patients with normal-tension glaucoma ...

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Lowering Intraocular Pressure

Lowering Intraocular Pressure
Chat Highlights
March 15, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Lowering Intraocular Pressure.”

Moderator: Tonight our topic is “Lowering Intraocular Pressure.” Why is lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) important?

Dr. Rick Wilson: IOP seems to be the main risk factor for glaucoma that we can do much about. Many studies now have proved the link between IOP and the probability of ...

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Understanding Intraocular Pressure

Understanding Intraocular Pressure
Chat Highlights
November 23, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 23, 2005, Dr. Rick Wilson. a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Understanding Intraocular Pressure.”

Moderator: Will you please begin by explaining what intraocular pressure (IOP) is, and how it is related to glaucoma?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Intraocular pressure is the pressure of the fluid inside the sclera, the white outer coat of the eye. It seems that IOP is the most ...

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Fluctuating IOP’s

Fluctuating IOP’s
Chat Highlights
May 18, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 18, 2005, Dr. Rick Wilson a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Fluctuating IOP’s.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic concerns fluctuating intraocular pressures (IOPs). In a recent chat, you said studies have shown that fluctuating IOPs are more of a risk factor than a somewhat higher, but steady IOP. Why is that?

Dr. Rick Wilson: We are not sure. Several studies have shown glaucoma ...

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Target Pressure

Target Pressure
Chat Highlights
August 8, 2004
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 8, 2004, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Target Pressure.”

Moderator: Dr. Wilson, how do you define target pressure?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The target pressure is pressure at which the doctor feels the patient will not get any worse. At first we thought that lowering IOP (intraocular pressure) 20 to 25%, or lowering the patient’s IOP to the normal ...

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