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Lynda Charters
Blade versus laser for astigmatism correction
Patients have high expectations regarding cataract surgery outcomes, and anything less than perfect may be considered a failure, said Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS.
Using health policy to advocate for patients
Glaucoma specialists can be advocates for their patients on a number of levels. On a daily basis, ophthalmologists help overcome barriers to treatment and offer solutions to patients for instilling medications, involving family members in their care, organizing services for patients, and providing educational materials, said Cynthia Mattox, MD, New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston.
Ocriplasmin in exudative AMD: Safety and efficacy results
Ocriplasmin achieved complete resolution of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) in more study patients with VMA and exudative age-related macular degeneration compared with patients in the sham group.
Inlay’s long-term data speaks to leap forward in presbyopia
Long-term trial data for a small-aperture corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) for presbyopia turned in superb results.
Small-gauge surgery maximizes retina outcomes
Integration of devices and instrumentation yields greater surgical efficiency
Retina drug therapies ever evolving
Medical advances run gamut from AMD to symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion
Corneal inlay outcomes positive after more than 10,000 cases
A corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) for presbyopia seems to be a good treatment option for emmetropic and ametropic presbyopic patients, as well as for presbyopic patients who underwent a previous LASIK procedure, said Minoru Tomita, MD, PhD.
‘Locking in’ lens power
A light-adjustable IOL continues to show potential for delivering customized vision with predictable results.
Managing DME for the long haul
Vision loss caused by diabetic macular edema increases the health and financial burdens of managing diabetes, especially for long-haul truckers who rely on their eyesight to maintain employment.
How emixustat hydrochloride may help geographic atrophy
Drug modulates visual cycle activity, reduces oxidative stress, slows accumulation of toxins


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