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Vanessa Caceres
OCT takes on evolving role in neuro-ophthalmology
Optical coherence tomography increasingly helps neuro-ophthalmologists to localize the location of damage, make a diagnosis, and assess treatment.
Customized IOL calculator helps cataract surgeons navigate lens choices
An IOL calculator must take into consideration the various challenges cataract surgeons face when making an IOL selection and be easily accessible.
What's the best non-surgical treatment for exotropia?
Observation, patching, and the use of overminus lenses are three treatment approaches for intermittent exotropia; observation appears reasonable based on current research.
A tearscope made of paper?
A relatively simple device can help evaluate the lipid layer in tear film-related disease, according to researchers.
In-office MGD treatments may provide relief but lack formal studies
Surgeons have several in-office treatments available for meibomian gland dysfunction, but there are not many studies to show the long-term effectiveness.
Gel stent for glaucoma patients finds 40% reduction in IOP
Implantation of a gel stent for glaucoma studied in Europe led to a 40% reduction in IOP.
Consider PDGF treatment prior to anti-VEGF therapy
Patients with age-related macular degeneration patients who had received anti-platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) therapy prior to anti-VEGF treatment fared better than those who did not in a pilot study.
Signal strength important factor when analyzing OCT scans
Optical coherence tomography scans can be useful to follow glaucoma, but clinicians should be aware of scan quality.
Atropine explored as treatment for childhood myopia
Atropine slowed childhood myopia progression by 50% to 60% in two large trials in Asia.
Innovations fuel sustained drug-delivery methods for AMD
Innovations fuel sustained drug-delivery methods for AMD
A variety of newer drug delivery approaches may change how patients with age-related macular degeneration are treated.

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