TAG Episode 21 - 26Feb2013: Laser Iridotomy (AAC Enhanced)

In this episode, Dr Blumenthal and I discuss the not so obvious technique of peripheral laser iridotomy, emphasizing the shift away from the 12 o'clock position to a temporal location for most patients. We discuss the rationale for this shift, that includes the dramatic reduction in photopsias, as well as some tips and tricks in performing this technique.

Dr Blumenthal's contact information:
Prof. Eytan Blumenthal
Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
Rambam Health Care Campus
P.O. Box 9602
Haifa 31096, Israel
eytan@blumenthal.org.il
http://www.glaucoma.org.il
Fax: 972-4-854-2142
Secretary: 972-4-854-2668

This episode was recorded live in June 2011 during the  joint meeting of the Canadian Glaucoma Society and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society annual meeting using a Shure SM58 microphone with a Marantz PMD661 digital recorder.  It is finally seeing the light of day after I've been side-tracked with too many other projects. Mixing, editing, and sound levelling were completed in February 2013 on a MacPro, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air using Levelator, Fission, and Garage Band. Narration was overdubbed using a Blue Microphone Yeti and a Heil PR40 Microphone. Final editing was completed February 2013.

Opinions expressed in this podcast  are those of the speakers and are not intended to be taken as the standard of care for glaucoma treatment. Please always weigh the complete clinical picture and involve patients with any decisions in their care.

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Selected references:
Iridotomy for glaucoma
http://www.glaucoma.org.il/glaucoma/laser/iridotomy
http://www.glaucoma.org.il/videos/glaucoma-videos/iridotomy-who-needs-the-treatment
http://westcoastglaucoma.com/education/glaucoma/peripheral-iridotomy/
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Robert M Schertzer, MD, MEd, FRCSC
Clinical Associate Professor
Dept of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
University of British Columbia
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