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Cheryl Guttman
Cheryl Guttman is a freelance medical writer.
Bladder cancer test shows high sensitivity
The noninvasive molecular test for detecting recurrent urothelial carcinoma also demonstrates high negative predictive value in a prospective study.
Once-daily insert designed to provide lasting dry eye relief
A hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert (Lacrisert, Aton Pharma) is a preservative-free product recommended for once-daily insertion in the inferior cul-de-sac. Its convenience, efficacy, and safety make it a valuable option for the management of dry eye disease.
Multifocal IOLs in glaucoma patients
Further study is needed to establish the role of multifocal IOLs in eyes with glaucomatous damage, according to Ike Ahmed, MD, who was speaking during the glaucoma subspecialty day at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Prospective multicenter study underscores favorable safety profile for ECP
The safety of endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation for the treatment of glaucoma is being investigated prospectively in a multicenter study.
LASIK outcomes are optimized thanks to advances in technique and technology
LASIK in 2007 represents a wonderful world that can provide excellent efficacy, safety, and stability.
Using DSAEK instead of PKP as graft procedure may prevent further enhancement
Surgically induced refractive errors can compromise vision following penetrating keratoplasty.
Risk:benefit ratio guides off-label NSAID use
Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs often are administered for off-label purposes to patients who are undergoing cataract surgery, but surgeons should consider the cost, the risks, and the evidence available to support such use.
Preclinical study compares fluoroquinolones
The efficacy of gatifloxacin and moxifloxacin for preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) keratitis was investigated in a rabbit model. Animals were pretreated with one of the two fourth-generation fluoroquinolones or BSS, received a midstromal injection with an inoculum of MRSA, and then study treatment continued for up to 96 hours postinjection. Gatifloxacin-treated eyes demonstrated less inflammation and infection, and lower numbers of recovered MRSA than moxifloxacin-and BSS-treated animals.
Phakic IOLs: the right fit?
Safety, with respect to loss of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity, records better results for phakic IOL implantation than for LASIK with higher corrections
Paediatric ICL implantation increases quality of life
With lengthening follow-up, the posterior chamber ICL (STAAR Surgical) continues to be associated with encouraging results in the management of refractive amblyopia in children who have failed conventional therapy with contact lenses or spectacles, said Laurence C. Lesueur, MD.


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