Nerve Regeneration and Protection: December 4, 2013

Nerve Regeneration and Protection

Chat Highlights – December 4, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:   Good evening! Please welcome Dr. Michael Pro, our glaucoma expert, to this evening’s chat on “Nerve Regeneration and Protection.”

P:  Dr. Pro, would you please define optic nerve regeneration and optic nerve protection for those that may not be familiar with their meaning.

Dr. Pro:    Let’s cover the background first.  Glaucoma is a disease where a select group of cells ...

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Understanding the Role of Blood Flow in Glaucoma

By George L. Spaeth

All physicians, including glaucoma specialists, seek to discover the fundamental causes of an individual’s disease. For it is only when those causes have been identified that the most appropriate treatment can begin.

Persons with glaucoma have suffered some kind of tissue damage, frequently to the optic nerve. But knowing that the cause of glaucoma is optic nerve damage does not provide the physician nearly enough information. To initiate effective therapy requires knowing the reason for the tissue damage, ...

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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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Optic Nerve Imaging

Optic Nerve Imaging
Chat from August 20, 2008
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, August 20, 2008, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Optic Nerve Imaging”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Optic Nerve Imaging”. Dr. Pro what are the different methods of imaging?

Dr. Pro: The oldest method is optic nerve photos, either monoscopic or stereoscopic.
Newer methods include:
Scanning Laser ...

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Examining the Optic Nerve, Man vs. Machine

Examining the Optic Nerve, Man vs. Machine
Chat Highlights
June 20, 2007
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, June 20, 2007, Dr. Michael James Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Examining the Optic Nerve, Man vs. Machine.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Pro. The topic tonight is, “Examining the Optic Nerve: Man VS Machine. ” Do you want to start with questions, or do you have a few comments first?

Dr. Pro: Let’s start with the questions.

Moderator: ...

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Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future

Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future
Chat Highlights
May 31, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 31, 2006, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present and Future.”

Moderator: The topic tonight is “Optic Nerve Imaging: Past, Present, and Future”.

P: Can you give a brief summary of optic-nerve imaging systems?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: The three main systems are the HRT (Heidelberg Retinal Tomography), the ...

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The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma

The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma
Chat Highlights
January 18, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Optic Nerve in Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Dr. Wilson, many patients are confused about the cup-to-disc ratio. Will you please explain that?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The cup is the depression in the middle of the face of the optic nerve inside the eye. The disc is ...

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The Optic Nerve

The Optic Nerve
Chat Highlights
June 11, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, June 11, 2003, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Optic Nerve.”

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is the optic nerve. Dr. Wilson, perhaps you can start by defining the optic nerve. What and where is it?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The optic nerve carries the nerve impulses of sight from the retina back to the brain. It enters the ...

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The Optic Nerve

The Optic Nerve
Chat Highlights
September 18, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, September 18, 2002, Dr. Jeffrey Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Optic Nerve.”

Dr. Jeff Henderer: Hello all!

Moderator: Good to have you back, Dr. Henderer.

Dr. Jeff Henderer: I’m happy to be here!

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “The Optic Nerve.” Doctor, can you start by telling us what the optic nerve is?

Dr. Jeff Henderer: Sure. The ...

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