Post-operative Pain and other Concerns Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013

Post-operative Pain and other Concerns

Chat Highlights – March 6, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Welcome to this evening’s chat.  Tonight we are very pleased to have Dr. Michael Pro join us.  Our topic will delve into “Post-operative Pain and other Concerns.”

Dr. Pro:  Good evening, everyone.

P:  During a trabeculectomy, what is done to minimize pain during the surgery and after?

Dr. Pro: That is a great question.  There are several ways to ameliorate ...

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Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery

Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery

Chat Highlights – February 6, 2013
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Anand Mantravadi.  Welcome to the chat.  Tonight’s topic is “Trabeculectomy/Shunt Combined Surgery.”

P: How long has a trabeculectomy with the option of an EX-PRESS shunt been performed? What are the results for this type of combination surgery compared to a traditional trabeculectomy?

Dr. Mantravadi: Using an EX-PRESS shunt during the procedure is a modified trabeculectomy.  A large scale prospective randomized ...

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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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Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery

Chat Highlights – December 19, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Anand Mantravadi
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

Moderator:  Good evening.  Tonight’s chat is entitled, “Glaucoma Following Cataract Surgery.”  Dr. Anand Mantravadi is our medical expert this evening.

P:  What is a secondary glaucoma and why can it occur after cataract surgery?

Dr. Mantravadi:  Secondary glaucoma is any form of glaucoma that is “secondary” to a known or identifiable cause.  This can happen early after cataract surgery due to a ...

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Glaucoma Surgical Decisions

Glaucoma Surgical Decisions
Chat Highlights – November 7, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr.  Michael Pro
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator:  Good evening.  Tonight’s chat concerns “Glaucoma Surgical Decisions.”  Dr. Michael Pro is our guest speaker for this evening.

P:   Some patients have surgery before any vision loss has occurred and while some continue on medication without surgery even though they have experienced vision loss prior to a diagnosis. Is vision a factor in the decision for surgery?

 Dr. Pro:  The goal ...

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Surgery Risks and Benefits

Surgery Risks and Benefits
Chat from June 20, 2012
Guest Speaker – Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

Moderator
Tonight’s topic is “Surgery Risks and Benefits.”  Doctor, if surgery is required on both eyes, how is the determination made as to which eye is operated first?

Dr. Anand Mantravadi
Great question!  In general, there are two approaches to this and the decision making can be complex.  If one eye from a glaucoma standpoint is ...

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Cyclocryotherapy for Endstage Glaucoma

By Richard P. Wilson

A Brief Explanation of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a general term used to describe a group of diseases of the eye, all of which have pressure within the eye greater than the eye can tolerate and still remain healthy. Where does this pressure come from? In the front of the eye, there is a watery fluid called aqueous which keeps the eyeball firm and its contents clear. This aqueous fluid is produced by a part of the eye called ...

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Trabeculectomy

By Richard P. Wilson

One way to relieve the dangerously high pressure in an eye with glaucoma is to make a new drain in the eye, a bypass for the blocked natural drain. This is called a trabeculectomy and is a surgical procedure. It takes the form of a “flap valve” on the top of the eye, the white part of the eye hidden under the upper eyelid. The eye pressure is relieved because fluid can now drain through the new ...

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma

There are many kinds of glaucoma. We classify the type of glaucoma according to the reason for the blockage in the outflow of fluid. The following two are by far the most common, and the main types of glaucoma treated with laser surgery.

Angle Closure Glaucoma

This type of glaucoma, which accounts for 10% of all glaucomas in the U.S., occurs when the angle between the cornea (the clear window into the eye) and the iris (the colored portion of the eye) ...

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Cataract Surgery and the Glaucoma Patient

By Jeffrey Henderer, MD

Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that typically occurs as part of the normal aging process. Since modern cataract surgery, in which the lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic one, is usually quite safe and effective, deciding if and when to do so in otherwise normal eyes is usually fairly straightforward. If blurred images and glare caused by a cataract prevent a person from doing what he or she needs or likes ...

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