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Lynda Charters
IOL-telescope may improve vision for patients with advanced maculopathies
Take-Home Message: The Telescopic Intra-Ocular Lens for Visually Impaired People Revolution system is promising to improve the vision in patients with maculopathies.
Study finds YAG laser vitreolysis may be option for floaters
Take-Home Message: YAG laser vitreolysis might be a treatment option for patients with complaints of floaters. Larger studies of longer duration are needed to corroborate these results.
Aqueous angiography: Moving toward individualized IOP control
Aqueous angiography: Moving toward individualized IOP control
Aqueous angiography facilitates increased understanding of aqueous humor outflow that can provide individualized treatment for IOP control.
Reactivating cones possibility in addressing RP
Glucose entrapment in the retinal pigment epithelium is responsible for central vision loss in retinitis pigmentosa. Injecting wild-type rods into the eye to restore glucose transportation or injecting glucose into the subretinal space can facilitate cone regeneration.
How to achieve a calm, stress-free OR
Achieving the best visual outcomes in challenging cases is a high priority in surgical retina. However, meeting that goal involves a high level of creativity, especially in complex cases associated with other ocular comorbidities.
IOP fluctuations important factor in setting patients’ target pressure
When setting a target IOP for patients with glaucoma, consideration of IOP fluctuations and the degree to which they vary is important.
Exploring sirolimus as potential alternative therapy for persistent AMD
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy is highly successful, but as Raj Maturi, MD, pointed out, also has some limitations.
SHRM characteristics impact visual acuity in wet AMD
Subretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) is a morphologic component seen on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images as hyperreflective material that is external to the retina and internal to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), said Jaya B. Kumar, MD.
Persistence is key when promoting surgical innovations
A surgical innovation is defined as a quantum improvement in the treatment of a particular disease or group of diseases, and it usually is developed by an individual or a small group working together, said John Thompson, MD.
DNA-based analysis identifies risk factor for metastasis of uveal melanoma
Carol. L. Shields, MD, highlighted the results of collaborative efforts among four Philadelphia institutions: Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, the Genetics Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wistar Instituate. The findings were published in Ophthalmology (Shields et al. 2017; published online May 7, 2017).

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