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Lynda Charters
How new methodology improves accuracy for IOL power selection
A new method being developed to improve the accuracy of IOL power calculations for cataract surgery uses pattern recognition as its basis.
Intracameral antibiotics a must to avoid infection post-cataract surgery
The creation of a sufficiently long-internal incision as well as stromal hydration and a moderate final IOP are effective steps to reduce fluid ingress—and lower risk of infection—into the eye following cataract surgery, according to Neal Shorstein, MD.
Why immunomodulation is the next logical step in glaucoma control
Research in glaucoma that evaluates the molecular interactions between resident and systemic immune cells and neurons is progressing with the goal of providing translational applications for immunomodulation as a neuroprotective strategy in patients with glaucoma, said Gülgün Tezel, MD.
Two-stage, well-tolerated procedure for inlay ensures refractive stability
The optimal time of implantation of a corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) to correct presbyopia in ametropic presbyopic patients seems to be 1 week after traditional LASIK in a planned two-stage KAMRA procedure.
MIGS study: Role of two stents for IOP
Implantation of two stents (iStent, Glaukos) may be another option for controlling IOP in phakic and pseudophakic patients with open-angle glaucoma who are refractory to one anti-glaucoma medication.
Near, intermediate vision with inlay maintained over the long-term
A corneal inlay improves near and intermediate vision with minimal compromise in distance acuity. Results are maintained over the long-term.
SLT effective part of glaucoma care strategy in developing countries
Selective laser trabeculoplasty provided a majority of Afro-Caribbean patients with a mean IOP reduction of 40% with no need for medical therapy.
Why balanced tip increases phaco with less energy
A new surgical advance—the Intrepid Balanced phacotips designed specifically for microcoaxial torsional ultrasound—has been found to have a significantly increased emulsification effect and markedly reduced shaft action compared with the traditional Kelman flared and mini-tips, said Khiun Tjia, MD.
Oral vs. IV steroids for giant cell arteritis
Intravenous methylprednisolone may prevent visual loss and occasionally achieve visual recovery in patients with giant cell arteritis.
Examining advances in AAV vector for retinal gene therapy
Much work is being done with Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors for application in retinal gene therapy, with modifications being made to the capsid and genome of the vector to generate novel variants with unique transduction profiles, according to Shannon Boye, PhD.

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