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Michelle Dalton
Sustained-release drug therapies emerge for dry eye, glaucoma in 2015
Sustained-release drug therapies emerge for dry eye, glaucoma in 2015
2015 may be noted as a year of emergence for sustained-release drug delivery therapies for dry eye and glaucoma, according to Jonathan H. Talamo, MD, Boston. Cornea specialists have always appreciated the need to treat dry eye, “but it’s now becoming more and more appreciated and the importance of underlying dry eye and drying is so ubiquitous,” said Ernest W. Kornmehl, MD, Brookline, MA.
New blade design allows higher flow, greater cut rates
A modified vitreous cutter blade design has been found to allow surgeons a much higher flow while doubling cute rate.
Regulating IOP in space—and redefining glaucoma
John Berdahl, MD, is the developer of Balance Goggles, eyewear intended to help regulate the pressure inside the eye.
Bone marrow cells show promise in degenerative, ischemic retinal diseases
The safety and feasibility of intravitreal autologous CD34+ bone marrow cells as a potential therapy for retinal disease were evaluated in a pilot study. Preliminary findings demonstrated the treatment was feasible and researchers intend to pursue a larger, prospective study with longer follow-up.
Tapping treatment paradigms for keratoconus
The past 30 years have brought witness to “an explosion in our knowledge of, and ability to diagnose, keratoconus,” said Prof. Charles McGhee, MD, PhD, DSc.
Explaining explantation in foldable IOLs
Findings from a recent survey of surgeons tap the top reasons for why foldable IOL explantation occurs—whether in one- or three-piece silicone or one-piece acrylic lenses, said Nick Mamalis, MD.
On target: Accurate alignment of toric IOLs
A digital markerless system can be considered more accurate than manual methods when attempting to align toric IOLs, said Daniel Black, MBBS, FRANZCO.
How image-guided systems benefit surgical planning
Three surgeons all presented portions of an overall study to evaluate an image-guided system for surgical planning and digital alignment.
Adequate suction does not guarantee safety in femto
In the first study to directly compare two femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery, both were considered safe and efficacious—but surgeons should be alert to eyes that move while under the docking station, said Seth M. Pantanelli, MD, MS.
Treating dry eye with intense pulsed light
Patients with evaporative dry eye produce an abnormal meibum that is more viscous than patients with normal meibum, said Gargi K. Vora, MD.

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