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 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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