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Lynda Charters
Glaucoma talk should provide hope for patients
Ophthalmologists are not formally trained in the art of talking with patients about potentially stressful medical diagnoses; yet, this skill is important and can be the most challenging part of practice for glaucoma specialists.
Mitomycin C role remains unclear
The optimal use of mitomycin C in glaucoma surgery in pediatric patients is still controversial.
Right questions related to ocular allergies key to results
Doing the best possible job for patients with ocular allergies involves a careful ferreting out of symptoms and selecting the most effective treatments based on the severity of the disease and the effectiveness of the medications.
Small-aperture corneal inlay improves quality of vision
A corneal inlay (KAMRA, AcuFocus) is proving to be a good treatment option for presbyopia in emmetropic patients.
PRK versus femto-LASIK: Optical quality
PRK seems to be associated with better optical quality 3 months postoperatively compared with femto-LASIK. The factors leading to negative effects in femto-LASIK might be the creation of an interface and the potential for development of dry eye, said Eric Perez-Campagne, MD.
Preop evaluation before refractive IOL implantation
Preoperative evaluation of patients scheduled to undergo implantation of a refractive IOL is mandatory for obtaining the best postoperative results. Topography, optical coherence tomography of the macula, and fluorescein staining of the cornea are critical when evaluating patients before cataract surgery. William Trattler, MD, in private practice in Miami, described how he manages these patients.
Tissue aids glaucoma surgery
The use of cryopreserved amniotic membrane tissue on the ocular surface can modulate inflammation and promote healing without scarring in adults.
Drug delivery: Novel methods?
A new method of drug delivery for ocular hypertensive therapies cannot be expected to be generally available for 4 or more years from now.
Glaucoma genes weigh in
Genetic research has identified genes that can cause glaucoma primarily on their own and genes that require involvement of multiple genes and environmental factors in order for the disease to develop.
'FDA approves OptiMedica system
The field of laser cataract surgery continues to evolve with the Dec. 22 announcement by OptiMedica that its proprietary laser system received FDA 510(k) market clearance for capsulotomy and lens fragmentation.


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