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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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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Trabs Versus Shunts

Trabs Versus Shunts
Chat from  November 2, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

 

On Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Trabs Versus Shunts”.

Dr. Pro: Close to my heart!

Moderator: Can you start by describing each?

Dr. Pro: Sure. I am sure that most of you are familiar with these surgeries. ...

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Combined Surgeries

Combined Surgeries
Chat  August 3, 2011
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Combined Surgeries”.

Moderator: We are now in moderated chat and our topic is “Combined Surgeries”. What is a combined surgery?

Dr. Pro: That is a generic term, just meaning combining two different surgeries in one session. For glaucoma in general, we are ...

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Post Trabeculectomy (Trab) Care

Post Trabeculectomy (Trab) Care
Chat from August 5, 2010
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Post Trabeculectomy (Trab) Care”.

Moderator: Our topic tonight is Post Trabeculectomy (Trab) Care. Dr. Pro, can a physician tell in the first six weeks if a trabeculectomy will be successful?

Dr. Pro: This is a great ...

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Trabeculectomy, The First Three Months

Trabeculectomy, the First Three Months
Chat from November 5, 2008
Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael J. Pro
Steven Beck, Editor
Lorraine Miller, Editor, Chat Topic Researcher

On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, Dr. Michael Pro, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Trabeculectomy, the First Three Months”.

Moderator: Tonight’s topic is “Trabeculectomy, the First Three Months”. Do you have some opening remarks Dr.Pro?

Dr. Pro: Well suffice it to say that the Trabeculectomy (Trab) remains the number ...

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Trabeculectomy

Trabeculectomy
Chat Highlights
November 1, 2006
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 1, 2006, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Trabeculectomy.”

Moderator: Welcome back to chat, Dr. Wilson. Before we start to discuss the topic, “Trabeculectomy,” please tell us how your recovery from knee-replacement surgery is going.

Dr. Rick Wilson: My knees are doing quite well. I walked around my block twice today. My ankles and right hip didn’t like it ...

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Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies

Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies
Chat Highlights
December 14, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies.”

Moderator: Tonight we will continue the discussion with Dr. Rick Wilson that began on November 5, 2005: “Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies.”

P: What is the reason for doing trabeculectomies?

Dr. Rick Wilson: Usually a trab (trabeculectomy) is done when the IOP ...

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Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies

Early and Late Complications of Trabeculectomies
Chat Highlights
November 2, 2005
Norma Devine, Editor

On Wednesday, November 2, 2005, Dr. Rick Wilson, a glaucoma specialist at Wills, and the glaucoma chat group discussed “Early and Late of Accompanying Trabeculectomies.”

Moderator: Hello, Dr. Wilson. The topic tonight is one you suggested: Early and Late Complications Accompanying Trabeculectomies.

Dr. Rick Wilson: While this evening’s chat concerns potential complications with trabeculectomy (filtering surgery), it should be remembered that surgery is not ...

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