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

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.

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TAG Episode 20 - 3Jan2013: Excimer Laser Trabeculostomy (AAC enhanced)

TAG Episode 20 - 3Jan2013: Excimer Laser Trabeculostomy (AAC enhanced)

In this episode, Dr Berlin and I discuss the elusive quest to have the Excimer Laser Trabeculostomy (ELT) that he pioneered gain traction after 30 years of development. (This is the AAC enhanced version with chapter markers and images optimized for iOS devices and computers; see mp3 version for most other devices.)

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TAG Episode 19 - Bleb Needling: Slit Lamp Revision (AAC Enhanced)

In this episode, Dr Solish and I discuss the art of “needling” a filtering bleb, or as he likes to call it, a Slit Lamp Revision (SLR), to resuscitate its function. Beginning with the history of when he first thought of the idea as a resident and it was shot down and how this evolved to using antimetabolites in conjunction with the needling in order to discourage fibroblasts from forming more scar tissue from the procedure. You might be surprised to learn what types of blebs are more likely to improve with Slit Lamp Revision!Read More

TAG Episode 18 - The Eye HandBook app (AAC Enhanced)

In this episode, Dr Krishna and I discuss the Eye HandBook app that he and partner Dr Ken Lord developed. This app, available for both iOS and Android devices, has been a huge success. How can you disagree when the price is FREE and it is loaded with useful information for eye care professionals? At the time of this recording in March 2011 the Android version had yet to be released but it has since been released…see links in the show notes for downloading the iPhone or Android versions.

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TAG Episode 17 - 10Aug2011: Ologen enhanced Glaucoma Surgery with Steve Sarkisian (AAC Enhanced)

In this episode, Dr Sarkisian and I discuass his use of Ologen branded collagen matrix in attempts to improve the success of glaucoma surgery. This novel modification has yet to gain widespread support and would still be considered experimental at the time of this recording.

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