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Michelle Dalton, ELS
Ethics involved in using anti-VEGFs for pediatric patients
Parents must be given a full understanding of the treatment risks and potential alternatives in pediatric ROP cases.
Pearls for managing tricky cataracts in post-vitrectomy eyes
Cataract surgery in the post-vitrectomized eye is considerably tricky but with some surgical experience and implementing some valuable pearls—including whether to hydrodissect or hydrodelineate—surgeons can avoid surprises, according to Bonnie An Henderson, MD.
Why IOL power selection requires ‘different’ thinking
While the accuracy of IOL power selection has advanced since the early days of phacoemulsification, the selection of the proper IOL power is always in the background when a surgeon performs cataract surgery, Dr. Hill said.
Legal tips to avoid a lawsuit from knocking on your door
Having a detailed paper-trail of your patient cases not only protects you should a lawsuit arise, but it may prevent also prevent a lawsuit in the first place.
How to avoid explosive silicone oil injector separation
Ensuring correct alignment between the syringe and the cap during silicone oil injection can prevent complications during vitrectomy, said Jay M. Stewart, MD, (San Francisco) presenting during the Retina Subspecialty Day of the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.
The AAO's preferred practice patterns for AMD
High-level evidence supports the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but falls short of recommending any one agent over another in terms of efficacy or safety, said Paul Sternberg Jr., MD.
New prevention and monitoring strategies for neovascular AMD
Nutritional supplements continue to be a viable prevention strategy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), said Emily Chew, MD.
Gene therapy for wet AMD shows promising long-term results
Three-year follow-up from the phase I/IIa trial of rAAV.sFlt-1 subretinal injection is encouraging for gene therapy for exudative age-related macular degeneration.
Consider matrix therapy for corneal crosslinking
Topical regenerating agent eye drops speed up the corneal healing and reduce ocular discomfort after the epi-off crosslinking but more research is needed.
Entry wound complications: Unexpected entry site hemorrhage proved difficult to manage
Using valved cannulas during phacovitrectomy is highly recommended when an unexpected site hemorrhage becomes difficult to manage.


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