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Ocular surface optimization key in refractive surgery management
Dry eye disease (DED) is extremely common in the adult population and important to diagnose and treat in patients undergoing corneal and cataract refractive surgery because it can affect vision, quality of life, and surgical outcomes, said Edward J. Holland, MD.
Considering laser cataract surgery in combined glaucoma procedures
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has some benefits for patients and for surgeons, but it remains to be seen if it adds value when used in combined glaucoma-cataract procedures, said Leon W. Herndon Jr., MD.
Glycoprotein and peptide eyedrops promote healing of epithelial defects
Glycoprotein and peptide eyedrops are effective therapies for non-healing corneal epithelial defects that address underlying causes in the pathophysiology of these lesions.
Office preparedness for childhood emergencies
Office preparedness for childhood emergencies
Studies highlight a need for pediatrician offices to be ready to handle emergencies, available data also demonstrate that many practices, including those that have already needed to treat a critically ill child, are not adequately prepared because they lack the relevant protocols, training, and tools.
Inlays provide option for presbyopic correction
Three corneal inlays are in clinical use for improving near vision in phakic presbyopic patients with low refractive spherical equivalent.
New technology aims to improve ease, accuracy of toric IOL surgery planning
An enhancement for a proprietary cataract/refractive surgical suite will facilitate and improve astigmatism management with toric IOLs so that surgeons can expect better patient outcomes.
SAKURA program reinforces efficacy, safety of intravitreal sirolimus
Results from the Study Assessing double-masKed Uveitis tREAtrement (SAKURA) program support the efficacy and safety of intravitreal sirolimus 440 mcg (Opsiria, Santen) for treating noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment, said Pauline T. Merrill, MD.
Case of profound posterior pressure
While participating in an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program in Trujillo, Peru, and operating on an elderly patient with a dense cataract under peribulbar anesthesia, James Lehmann, MD, encountered iris prolapse as soon as he made the paracentesis.
Algorithm could change way to treat wet AMD
An algorithm for guiding clinical judgments about the futility of anti-VEGF treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) has importance from clinical, ethical, and legal perspectives and would be a valuable decision-making tool for retina specialists and payors, according to David T. Wong, MD.
Multiple strategies pursue treatment of dry AMD
There are a number of ongoing clinical trials investigating treatments for dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These modalities include medications that are already in use for other indications and investigational agents representing various novel mechanisms of action.

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