Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery

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Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery
July 25, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Wilson. The topic tonight is “Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery.”

P: What is non-penetrating glaucoma surgery and when is it used?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Non-penetrating surgery is basically a large trabeculectomy with the final thin layer of Descemet’s membrane left intact. The aqueous fluid ...

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Monday Night Chat Highlights

Monday Night Chat Highlights
June 4, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

Dr. Jeff Henderer, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, paid a surprise visit to the Monday night chat support group on June 4, 2001.

Host: Welcome, Dr. Henderer. What a pleasant surprise.

Dr. Henderer: Sorry I missed chat last Wednesday night. I was in the operating room.

Host: We all understood. The topic, “Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery,” has been rescheduled for later this summer.

Dr. Henderer: I ...

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When a Trabeculectomy Fails

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When a Trabeculectomy Fails
April 4, 2001
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, April 4, 2001, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “When a Trabeculectomy Fails.”

Moderator: Welcome, Dr. Rick. The topic tonight is “When a Trabeculectomy Fails.”

Dr. Wilson: Hello, gang.

P: Doctor Rick, what are some of the factors that cause failed trabs (trabeculectomies)?

Dr. Wilson: Young age, inflammation, chronic use of medications, dark skin, and dark ...

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Lasers, Medications and Surgery

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Lasers, Medications, and Surgery
October 25, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, October 25, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Lasers, Medications, and Surgery.”

Moderator: Doctor, before we start discussing the topic, what can you tell us about optic nerve regeneration?

Dr. Wilson: The company that is closest to developing this technology has been able to re-grow a severed spinal cord in the rat. The technology is based on ...

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New Surgical Techniques

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New Surgical Techniques
August 30, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, August 30, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “New Surgical Techniques.”

Dr. Wilson: Hello, everyone.

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Rick and everyone. Are there any questions about new surgical techniques?

P: Is the tube shunt considered new?

Dr. Wilson: The newest surgery developed is the non-penetrating sclerostomy. The aqueous shunt (tube shunt) has been done by Tony ...

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How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma

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How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma
May 17, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, May 17, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma.”

Moderator: Good evening, Dr. Wilson. Welcome back.

Dr. Wilson: Hello everybody.

Moderator: The topic tonight is “How to Handle Cataracts in Glaucoma.”

P: Are cataracts and glaucoma passed on from generation to generation? When there is one, is ...

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Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma

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Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma
February 16th, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 16, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Cutting Surgery for Glaucoma.”

Dr. Wilson: The topic tonight is Cutting Surgery. Any questions?

P: Does glaucoma always lead to surgery?

P: Good question.

Dr. Wilson: No, most folks are controlled without surgery.

P: Rick, are younger patients more likely to need surgery?

Dr. Wilson: Yes, because they have glaucoma over a longer period of time.

P: ...

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma

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Laser Therapy for Glaucoma
February 9th, 2000
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, February 9, 2000, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Laser Therapy for Glaucoma.”

Rick Wilson: OK. Any questions about glaucoma and laser therapy?

P: How old before you can have laser?

Rick Wilson: If a patient has pigmentary glaucoma, then I treat them under age 50. If they have open-angle glaucoma or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma with good pigment to absorb the laser ...

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