Ocular Diseases and Glaucoma

Ocular Diseases and Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
July 9, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Ocular Diseases and Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Ocular Diseases.” What’s included under that topic?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Any disease of the eye that can cause elevated IOP (intraocular pressure). If you want to, you can even include systemic diseases.

P: Is giant cell arteritis an ocular disease?

Dr. ...

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Steroid Use and IOP

Steroid Use and IOP
Chat Highlights
November 13, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 13, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Steroid Use and IOP.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Rick. We have lots of newcomers tonight. The topic is “Steroid Use and Intraocular Pressure.”

P: When was it determined that steroids can cause elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma?

Dr. Rick Wilson: I think it was back ...

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Corneal Thickness and IOP

Corneal Thickness and IOP
Chat Highlights
March 6, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 6, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Corneal Thickness and IOP.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Rick. We are discussing corneal thickness and intraocular pressure (IOP). Have there been any recent studies on the relationship of corneal thickness to intraocular pressure?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Yes, recent studies have shown that African Americans not only ...

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Measuring Your Own Eye Pressure

Chat Highlights
Measuring Your Own Eye Pressure
September 19, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Measuring Your Own Eye Pressure.”

P: Has anyone tried Bausch & Lomb’s Proview™ to measure intraocular pressure at home? I understand it’s available in the U. S. at Wal-Mart and other drug stores.

P: I did, but I could not see a phosphene.

P: I don’t think I ...

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Hypotony – Low Eye Pressure

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Hypotony – Low Eye Pressure
July 5, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 5, 2000, Dr. Courtland Schmidt and Dr. Jonathan Myers, glaucoma specialists at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Hypotony – Low Eye Pressure.” Dr. Myers joined us for the first half while Dr. Schmidt resolved a computer problem.

Moderator: Dr. Myers, tonight the topic is “Hypotony.”

Dr. Myers: Hypotony is an excellent topic. It is terribly ironic to suffer from elevated ...

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The Changing Definition of Glaucoma

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The Changing Definition of Glaucoma
May 10, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 10, 2000, Dr. George Spaeth, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Changing Definition of Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Welcome Dr. Spaeth.

Dr. Spaeth: Thank you.

Moderator: Dr. Spaeth, how is the definition of glaucoma changing?

Dr. Spaeth: Glaucoma used to be easy to define: It was IOP (Intraocular Pressure) over 21 mmHg. Now it’s ...

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