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Lynda Charters
Efficiency of radiused, non-radiused tips for phaco explored in study
Radiused and non-radiused phacoemulsification tips were equivalent in efficiency for removing lens fragments during micropulse longitudinal and transversal/longitudinal phacoemulsification procedures. Non-radiused tips were more efficient with torsional action.
Use of ocular sealant may help prevent wound leaks
Assessment for wound leaks should be undertaken in a standardized and quantifiable fashion, and alternative means for wound closure, such as an ocular sealant, should be considered.
Examining various imaging approaches for macular edema
As the final common pathway in many retinal disorders, macular edema can be considered the leading cause of visual loss in the developed world, and thus has an enormous socioeconomic importance, according to Mark Johnson, MD.
How to reduce, prevent herpes zoster
The statistics concerning herpes zoster (HZ)—also known as shingles—are startling, said Elisabeth Cohen, MD.
Phakic IOLs: Good benefit-to-risk ratio
The benefit-to-risk ratio of phakic IOLs is well balanced, according to one surgeon, who explained why phakic IOLs may be a good additional option for refractive surgery.
All things astigmatism focus of ASCRS clinical survey
Among the 2013 ASCRS clinical survey results on astigmatism, findings showed that 57% of physicians saw benefits associated with femtosecond laser arcuate incisions compared with conventional manual incisions. Other trends were identified from the more than 1,000 physician responses.
Scleral implants enable rapid near, intermediate visual gain
Patients receiving scleral implants are achieving significant rapid improvements in near and intermediate visual acuity, with most patients achieving J3 binocular vision 18 months after surgery.
Examining advances in EPI-ON CXL for keratoconus
Epithelial-on crosslinking seems to be effective and safe for treating keratoconus as the result of the combination of a new formulation of riboflavin with a higher level of ultraviolet light. This technique resulted in improvements in corneal shape, uncorrected visual acuity, and best spectacle-corrected visual acuity.
Managing MGD with thermal pulsation
A thermal pulsation system can safely and effectively treat meibomian gland obstructions in both the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously during an in-office procedure that takes only 12 minutes.
Inverted side cut has potential benefits in LASIK
Use of an inverted side cut when performing LASIK speeds recovery of corneal sensation.


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