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Vistar Doctor Frank Cotter, MD is Published in Ophthalmology Magazine

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

At Vistar Eye Center, our doctors value educating the community. One of the most effective ways to do that is to contribute to popular industry publications.

Recently, Dr. Frank Cotter, MD contributed a piece about filtration surgery in the widely-read Ophthalmology Magazine. Filtration surgery is the most common surgery to correct open-angle glaucoma and is said to help the eye drain liquid more effectively. In this piece, Dr. Cotter argues that this procedure is outdated and needs to be re-assessed, as its results have often yielded dangerous outcomes. He cites postoperative management problems, severe short-term complications such as flat chambers and malignant glaucoma and long-term complications like bleb dysesthesia and bleb migration over the cornea to be directly connected with this procedure.

Take a look at this article on the Ophthalmology Magazine website, but keep your medical dictionary handy. For more information about Vistar Eye Center’s treatment for glaucoma and related conditions, contact any of our Roanoke area offices to schedule an appointment.