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Fred Gebhart
Deeper implantation depth for inlay may enhance visual performance
A comparative analysis suggests placement of a cornea inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) has improved patient satisfaction, refractive stability, and visual results when placed at 250 μm or deeper in the cornea. Shallower implantation depths may be more prone to refractive instability and lower patient satisfaction.
New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distance
Presbyopia patients have changed. They are younger than ever, more active than ever before, and they have more treatment options than ever before.
Next-generation phaco system design improves stability, reduces energy
Los Angeles ophthalmologist Mitchell Shultz, MD, shares some of his clinical experience with a next-generation phacoemulsification platform (Stellaris Elite, Bausch + Lomb). The new platform received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in April.
WFG diagnostic capabilities take entire optical system into account
Advancements in wavefront-guided technology include improved resolution that provides not only better spot quality but also the ability to scan highly aberrated eyes that often did not produce treatable images using earlier technology, according to Edward E. Manche, MD.
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
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.

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