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Vanessa Caceres
Antioxidant-mitoprotective supplement may reverse mitochondrial dysfunction
In a small study, a combination over-the-counter supplement with antioxidant and mitoprotective properties significantly reversed mitochondrial dysfunction.
Strategies for small pupil phaco
Small pupils usually travel in clusters with other surgical challenges. Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS, explains how surgeons may better manage small pupils during phacoemulsification by employing all tools and techniques available to them.
PALADIN subset finds improvement after 12 months with intravitreal implant
Among a subset of patients in the phase IV PALADIN study, there was improved visual acuity, improved macular thickness, and reduced treatment burden among patients treated with the intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 µg (Iluvien implant) for DME.
Distinction between lamellar holes and macular pseudoholes
Lamellar holes usually don’t require treatment, but it is important to recognize the eyes that may benefit from vitrectomy.
Aflibercept shows macular perfusion gains in VISTA subanalysis
The use of aflibercept led to greater improvement in macular perfusion status in a phase III trial with DME patients. Those with baseline nonperfusion tended to have more advanced disease.
Sequenced approach offers effective retinectomy with less complications
A retinectomy performed under air using a sequenced approach can improve outcomes.
No strategies exist to lower glaucoma risk; healthy habits offer starting point
Although there are no scientifically proven ways to prevent glaucoma, healthy habits–such as moderate exercise, regular visual check-ups, and eating green, leafy vegetables–represent a good starting point for a prevention strategy.
Glaucoma experiences transformative growth as a subspecialty
After decades of slow, but steady, progress in the advancement of glaucoma as a subspecialty, the last quarter century has seen tremendous innovation in this field.
Promising results for keratitis treatment with use of CXL, riboflavin
In a study with 10 patients, persistent infectious keratitis was successfully treated with CXL and riboflavin.
Use of tomographic imaging can help detect keratoconus earlier
Tomographic imaging gives surgeons a fuller view of the eye, making it easier to detect early signs of keratoconus.


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