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Fred Gebhart
Phyician-patient dynamic reshaped in era of EHR
Is your electronic health record (EHR) less than magical? Part of the problem may be how you are using it.
Bimatoprost insert offers noninvasive platform for early glaucoma patients
A 19-month, open-label study of a novel bimatoprost, sustained-release ocular insert shows good safety and efficacy. The insert is polymer ring that sits atop the eye in the conjunctival fornix. Phase III trials are expected to begin in 2017.
Expanded line of 27-gauge instruments advantageous
The portfolio of retinal instruments continues to expand with a growing line of tools offering surgeons improved work efficiency while promoting better surgical outcomes with 27-gauge instruments.
Rochester University researcher awarded 2017 Shaffer Prize
For his research efforts to better understand the molecular pathways that are responsible for axonal degeneration in glaucoma, Richard Libby, PhD, was awarded the 2017 Shaffer Prize for Research during Thursday night’s Glaucoma 360 annual Gala.
Know your options when expanding a pupil
Humans are creatures of habit, even ophthalmologists. Having learned to use one device for pupil expansion, it is easy to forget that there are alternative devices.
How building resilience may stall physician burnout
Mindfulness can help physicians manage stress—and may be effective in thwarting burnout.
Hypochlorous acid eyelid wash reduces bacterial load
Hypochlorous acid eyelid wash reduces bacterial load
Researchers studied the magnitude of bacterial load reduction on the surface of the skin 20 minutes after application of saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid as the preservative to the skin below the lower eyelid.
Endoscopy can aid treatment of pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction
Using an endoscope allows the clinician to visualize the tip of the probe and remove a pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction more easily, quickly, and accurately.
Why single-instrument screening for keratoconus remains a dream
The promise of simple, objective, single instrument-based screening for highly asymmetric keratoconus in patients considering LASIK is still more of an idea than reality. Multiple metrics can identify early keratoconus in a minority of affected eyes, but none of the metrics consistently identify early corneal abnormalities and none of the metrics identify the same eyes as being at elevated risk for ectatic disease.
New corneal inlay offers choice for presbyopia improvement
An implantable corneal inlay recently approved by the FDA gives ophthalmologists a new choice in treating presbyopia.

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