Finding the Right Treatment

Finding the Right Treatment
Chat Highlights
March 3, 2004
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 3, 2004, Dr. Elliot Werner, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Finding the Right Treatment.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Werner.

Dr. Elliot Werner: Hello, everybody. We’re having an early spring in Philadelphia. Today was absolutely gorgeous. The American Glaucoma Society (AGS) is meeting this weekend in Sarasota, Florida, so I’m off early tomorrow. Maybe Rick Wilson and ...

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Laser Complications

Laser Complications
Chat Highlights
February 25, 2004
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 25, 2004, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Laser Complications.”

P: What types of lasers are used in glaucoma treatment and for what purposes?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The argon laser or the frequency doubled Nd:YAG are used for trabeculoplasty to lower IOP (intraocular pressure). The argon laser is also used in gonioplasty to open a narrow angle. ...

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Pre-operative Care

Pre-operative Care
Chat Highlights
January 21, 2004
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Pre-operative Care.”

Moderator: The topic tonight is pre-operative care. Dr. Wilson, what should patients be aware of before they have surgery?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Be aware of medicines that can cause enough bleeding to imperil the surgical results. These include blood thinners such as aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDS) like ...

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The Use of Anesthetics in Glaucoma Care

The Use of Anesthetics in Glaucoma Care
Chat Highlights
January 14, 2004
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, January 14, 2004, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “The Use of Anesthetics in Glaucoma Care.”

Moderator: Good evening, Dr. Wilson. Tonight our topic is the use of anesthetics in glaucoma care.

Dr. Rick Wilson: Good evening, everyone.

Moderator: Doctor Wilson, what kind of anesthetic is used for trabeculectomies?

Dr. Rick Wilson: ...

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Post-operative Care

Post-operative Care
Chat Highlights
October 8, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, October 8, 2003, Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Post-operative Care.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Henderer. We’re glad you could fill in for Dr. Wilson tonight. Who wants to ask the first question about postoperative care?

P: Dr. Henderer, is all postoperative care the same or does the care after a trabeculectomy differ from the care after a shunt or ...

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New Glaucoma Surgeries

New Glaucoma Surgeries
Chat Highlights
March 19, 2003
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, March 19, 2003, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Glaucoma Surgeries.”

Moderator: Welcome Dr. Wilson. How was your flight back from Greece?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Tiring, but I had a good 36 hours in Greece and nobody spit on me, which is good in this era of “the ugly American.”

Dr. Rick Wilson: Any questions?

P: Are there ...

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Surgical Options in Glaucoma Care

Surgical Options in Glaucoma Care
Chat Highlights
December 11, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, December 11, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Surgical Options in Glaucoma Care.”

Moderator: What are the main surgical options for glaucoma patients?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Argon laser trabeculoplasty, followed by a trabeculectomy, followed by an aqueous shunt. Usually, a shunt is just plumbing and can be revised to make it work. If not, a ...

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Shunt Surgery

Shunt Surgery
Chat Highlights
July 10, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 10, 2002, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Shunt Surgery.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Rick. Our topic tonight is “Shunt Surgery.” Please tell us what a shunt is and what it does.

Dr. Rick Wilson: It is a plastic tube that shunts fluid from the inside of the eye to a plate that keeps the body’s tissues from scarring around ...

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Care After Glaucoma Surgery

Care After Glaucoma Surgery
Chat Highlights
April 24, 2002
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 24, 2002, Dr. Elliot Werner, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Care After Glaucoma Surgery.”

Moderator: Welcome back, Dr. Werner. Tonight we’re discussing care after glaucoma surgery.

P: Dr. Werner, what are the restrictions after a trab (trabeculectomy)?

Dr. Elliot Werner: Strenuous activity is usually limited for a couple of weeks. Otherwise, there is not ...

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What’s New in Laser Surgery

Chat Highlights
What’s New in Laser Surgery
August 8, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 8, 2001, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “What’s New in Laser Surgery.”

Dr. Rick Wilson: Hello, everyone.

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Wilson. Our topic tonight is “What’s New in Laser Surgery?” What kind of new lasers are there?

Dr. Rick Wilson: The main new one for glaucoma is the selective laser. ...

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