TAG Episode 19 - Bleb Needling: Slit Lamp Revision (mp3)

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! (See the enhanced version of this podcast for chapter markers and images.)

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TAG Episode 17 - 10Aug2011: Ologen augmented Glaucoma Surgery with Steve Sarkisian (mp3)

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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