TAG Episode 26 - 29Jan2017: Wright Tx to Outcome Gap (mp3)

TAG Episode 26 - 29Jan2017: Wright Tx to Outcome Gap (mp3)

In this episode, I talk with Tracy Wright, now based at Kaiser Permanente in Washington DC. He was at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami when we recorded this conversation. The implications immediately effected how I look at visual fields. The findings you are about to here may be shocking...

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TAG Episode 25 - 29Feb2016: Nelson Winkler & Cheryl Khanna Team Based Glaucoma Care (mp3 version)

TAG Episode 25 - 29Feb2016: Nelson Winkler & Cheryl Khanna Team Based Glaucoma Care (mp3 version)

In this episode, I talk with Nelson Winkler (a medical student at the time) and Cheryl Khanna (Glaucoma attending) at The Mayo Clinic, who analyzed the outcomes of their team based model for Glaucoma care...

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TAG Episode 24 - 30Aug2015: Suman Thapa Delivery of Glaucoma Care in Nepal(mp3 version)

TAG Episode 24 - 30Aug2015: Suman Thapa Delivery of Glaucoma Care in Nepal(mp3 version)

In this episode, I talk with Suman Thapa about delivering glaucoma care in Nepal. This conversation took place long before the two massive earthquakes in 2015. I am happy to see that Suman is back at work caring for patients.

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TAG Episode 23 - 3Nov2014: ab-interno trabecular bypass surgery (mp3 version)

TAG Episode 23 - 3Nov2014: ab-interno trabecular bypass surgery (mp3 version)

In this episode, Tom Samuelson and I discuss trabecular bypass procedures including the currently available & two future models of the iStent, and the Ivantis Hydrus Microstent. There is a tendency for doctors to prescribe third and fourth glaucoma medications even though it is well known that there is such a diminishing return after two medications. These ab-interno devices can serve as a glaucoma-lite procedure, the next step after two medications for those reluctant to proceed with a potentially more effective but more risky trabeculectomy. The use of multiple iStents, next generation devices, or targeting delivery to visualized collector ducts should lead to improvements in ab-interno trabecular bypass procedures in the years ahead.

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TAG Episode 22 - 6Feb2014: HiFU Therapy (mp3 version)

TAG Episode 22 - 6Feb2014: HiFU Therapy (mp3 version)

In this episode, I talk with Florent Aptel, a glaucoma specialist in Grenoble, France, about his work in developing a modern day hi frequency ultrasound as a treatment for glaucoma in its early stages. Their group has developed a device that selectively focuses the energy on the ciliary body without collateral damage that offers hope as a future treatment modality.

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TAG Episode 21 - 26Feb2013: Laser Iridotomy (mp3 version)

TAG Episode 21 - 26Feb2013: Laser Iridotomy (mp3 version)

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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