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GT: The Podcast
7 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
A Holistic Approach to Glaucoma Care
Alexandra “Ola” Pietraszkiewicz, MD, reads her article, "A Holistic Approach to Glaucoma Care," from the September/October issue of Glaucoma Today. This article highlights the correlation between vision loss and mental health and discusses how a greater understanding of the psychosocial determinants of health can improve patient-physician relationships and clinical outcomes.
9 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Reducing Pigment Particles in the Anterior Chamber
Daniel Laroche, MD, reads his article, "Reducing Pigment Particles in the Anterior Chamber," written with Jose Sinon for the September/October issue of Glaucoma Today. This article reviews the several interventions which can be used to reduce the number of pigment particles in adult patients with pigment dispersion syndromes.
38 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Dose & Delivery: Defining Target IOP Ranges
Nathan M. Radcliffe, MD, and Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH, join Inder Paul Singh, MD, for an in-depth discussion on IOP. The trio discuss their criteria for defining IOP ranges, how they use hysteresis to predict pressure fluctuations, and the complications which may arise when a patient’s pressure creeps outside the defined ranges.
9 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Is It Time to Rethink the Slit Lamp?
Nikola Ragusa, MD, reads his article, "Is It Time to Rethink the Slit Lamp?" from the July/August issue of Glaucoma Today. This article reviews a practice-based survey that considers patient comfort during eye exams and challenges for the redevelopment of certain ophthalmic equipment to promote greater accessibility.
7 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Contrast Sensitivity Story
Brian M. Shafer, MD, reads his article, “The Contrast Sensitivity Story,” from the July/August 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today. In this article, Dr. Shafer looks at contrast sensitivity in patients with glaucoma and challenges what he says is the old dogma that physicians shouldn't implant multifocal IOLs in these patients.
30 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Dose & Delivery: New Mechanisms of Action
Lorraine M. Provencher, MD, and Constance O. Okeke, MD, MSCE, join Inder Paul Singh, MD, to discuss new molecules and mechanisms of action. How do these new medications change the way physicians treat glaucoma?
14 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
The New Attending’s Perspective on MIGS
Erin Sieck, MD, Assistant Professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Georges M. Durr, MD, FRCSC, Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal, Montreal, share their teaching pearls for mastering angle-based and subconjunctival MIGS procedures, as featured in their article in the May/June 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today.
25 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Complications With Xen Implantation and how to Avoid Them
In the final episode of a three-part miniseries on navigating challenges after XEN Gel Stent (Allergan) implantation, Vanessa Vera, MD, and Luís Abegäo Pinto, MD, PhD—co-authors on a publication titled “Navigating Challenges After Xen”—explore atypical bleb morphologies after Xen implantation (prominent, nasal or avascular), how to treat and how to avoid these complications altogether.
23 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Tips and Tricks for the XEN Gel Stent
In the second episode of this three-part miniseries, Oluwatosin Smith, MD, and Daniel Krivoy, MD, offer some surgical tips and tricks from their experience using the XEN Gel Stent (Allergan). Together, Drs. Smith and Krivoy offer techniques to manage complications such as clinical hypotony, migration, or dislocation.
30 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Navigating Post-Op Complications After Xen Microstent Implantation
Manjool Shah, MD, and Steven R. Sarkisian Jr., MD, walk through the complications they faced after the implantation of the XEN Gel Stent (Allergan). Drs. Shah and Sarkisian discuss in detail the different risks presented in ab interno and ab externo cases—such as leaks, erosions, occlusions or obstructions—approaches to avoid these risks, and how to develop your surgical skills following complications.
8 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
A Superonasal Corneal Traction Suture for Ab Interno Xen Implantation
David Woods, MD, reads his article, “A Superonasal Corneal Traction Suture for Ab Interno Xen Implantation,” from the May/June 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today. Here, he outlines his technique for ab interno implantation of the Xen Gel Stent (Allergan) using a superonasal corneal traction suture.
15 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
iStent inject W – Your go-to Device for MIGS Surgery
In this special-edition of GT: The Podcast, Dr. Blake Williamson leads an expert surgical panel with Dr. Debbie Ristvedt and Dr. Mark Gallardo to discuss the benefits of the iStent inject W device. The panel reviews key features and clinical data, with a focus on how this impacts their treatment algorithm and they reveal why iStent inject W is their go-to MIGS device when treating patients with mild-to-moderate glaucoma undergoing cataract surgery.
26 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Pre-, Intra-, and Post-Operative Pearls for the MicroShunt
In this special episode of GT: The Podcast, made possible with support from Santen Pharmaceuticals, Ike Ahmed, MD; George Durr, MD; and Ticiana De Francesco, MD, share lessons learned on their use of the MicroShunt since its release. Together, they offer pre-operative, intra- operative, and post-operative suggestions, tips for patient selection, proper positioning, and more based on the retrospective clinical studies conducted, in part, by Dr. Durr and Dr. Ahmed.1,21. Durr GM, Schlenker MB, Samet S, Ahmed IIK. One-year outcomes of stand-alone ab externo SIBS MicroShunt implantation in refractory glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2020. Available at: bjophthalmol-2020-317299. Epub ahead of print.2. Schlenker MB, Durr GM, Michaelov E, Ahmed IIK. Intermediate outcomes of a novel standalone ab externo SIBS MicroShunt with mitomycin c. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020;215:141-153.
33 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Surgical Pearls From MicroShunt Implants
In this special edition of GT: The Podcast, made possible with support from Santen Pharmaceuticals, Michelle Lim, MD; Davinder Grover, MD; and James Brandt, MD, analyze their experience with the MicroShunt-a controlled micro-incisional ab-externo glaucoma filtration surgery device. Together, they share their surgical procedures and pearls, how to deal with the complications of post-op blebs, and proper mitomycin dosage based on the recent INN005 clinical trial findings.1 1. Baker ND, Barnebey HS, Moster MR, et al; INN005 study group. Ab-externo MicroShunt versus trabeculectomy in primary open-angle glaucoma: 1-year results from a 2-year randomized, multicenter study. Ophthalmology. 2021 :S0161-6420(21 )00384-00385.
11 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Equal Pay for Equal Work: Closing Ophthalmology’s Gender Gap in Compensation
In this episode of GT: The Podcast, Lama Al-Aswad, MD, MPH, reads her article, “Equal Pay for Equal Work: Closing Ophthalmology’s Gender Gap in Compensation,” written with Sunidhi Ramesh, BS, and Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD, for the March/April 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today. This article takes a deep dive into the gender gap that still exists in the field of ophthalmology, breaks down the wage statistics, and looks at the multifactorial ways that the disparities in pay can be mitigated.
30 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Dose & Delivery: Defining Controlled Glaucoma
Deborah Ristvedt, DO, and Mark Gallardo, MD, join Inder Paul Singh, MD, to discuss what constitutes controlled glaucoma. How have their perspectives and management strategies evolved?
9 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
In Advocation of Advocacy
In this episode of GT: The Podcast, Lynn W. Sun, MD, PhD, reads her article, "In Advocation of Advocacy," from the March/April 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today. Dr. Sun makes her case for the importance of medical advocacy and describes how her fellow physicians can get involved.
10 minutes | May 27, 2021
Allyship: The Time is Now
Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology and Senior Associate Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, discusses the concept of allyship. She offers insight into what it means to be an ally and how effective allyship can help us achieve greater equity and inclusion, as featured in her article in the March/April 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today.
9 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Novel Glaucoma Medications: From Clinical Trials to Clinical Experience
Vladislav P. Bekerman, MD, MBA, an ophthalmology resident at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, offers insight into the use of new treatments as additive therapies for IOP reduction, as featured in an article by Bekerman and Albert S. Khouri, MD, in the January/February 2021 issue of Glaucoma Today.
42 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Dose & Delivery: Evolutions in Glaucoma Management
Welcome to episode 1 of Dose & Delivery, a new podcast series from GT: the Podcast. Nathan Radcliffe, MD, and Steven R. Sarkisian Jr, MD, join Inder Paul Singh, MD, to discuss evolutions in their approaches to glaucoma management. Learn about their experiences with a bimatoprost intracameral implant (Durysta, Allergan).
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