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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Why cultural competency in medical care matters
Cultural competency in medical care matters because it improves outcomes, is imperative because of demographic shifts, and is the law.
Study explores methicillin-resistant Staph colonization
In 99 patients seeking refractive surgery and considered at high risk for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp, results of nasal and/or ocular cultures were positive in seven patients.
CXL data dissected for further insights
Data from studies of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for keratoconus and postLASIK ectasia were analyzed to understand quantitative changes in topography.
Dual-optic accommodating IOL often preferred
Current multifocal IOLs have some limitations that in specific situations are overcome with the dual-optic accommodating IOL (Synchrony, Abbott Medical Optics).
Foldable IOL findings favorable
A Canadian trial including 120 subjects is investigating the safety and efficacy of an acrylic, foldable, single-piece, angle-supported phakic IOL (AcrySof Cachet, Alcon).
Early ocular surface-related complications common after CXL
A study provides new insight on the risk of early ocular surface-related complications among patients undergoing CXL for keratoconus.
Novel technology discriminates normal and ectatic eyes
Measurement of corneal parameters using dynamic ultra-high-speed Scheimpflug photography (CorVis ST, Oculus) is an effective method for discriminating between normal and biomechanically compromised or ectatic corneas, including very mild cases of forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC), according to the results of a retrospective study reported by Renato Ambrosio Jr., MD, PhD.
Ultrasound biomicroscopy, anterior segment-optical coherence tomography useful adjuncts
Gonioscopy remains the gold standard technique for assessing the anterior chamber angle, but ultrasound biomicroscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography can be useful adjuncts for glaucoma patient care.
Inlay promising in select patients
Results from a small study indicate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of improving near vision in patients with previous LASIK by implanting a small-aperture corneal inlay into a femtosecond laser-created corneal pocket.
Alternative LASIK procedure a success
Results from the first clinical trial of myopic LASIK with a new advanced wavefront-guided system are excellent and indicate the procedure is an acceptable and efficacious alternative to conventional LASIK.


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