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Lynda Charters
Tracing pattern of Behçet’s uveitis over 25 years
Bilateral panuveitis associated with retinal vasculitis has been found to be the most common ocular manifestation—and administration of oral systemic corticosteroids was the most common intervention—according to a 25-year study of the uveitic patterns in Behçet’s disease in Saudi Arabian patients presented by J. Fernando Arevalo, MD.
Physician-patient receives corneal inlay in his own eye
A surgeon undergoing implantation of a corneal inlay to treat presbyopia enjoys the same visual benefits as his patients with the device.
Maneuvering around problems with PPACA
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was designed to provide health insurance for millions of uninsured citizens with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions, expanded services like screening and preventive health coverage, and be less costly for patients and the government.
Making IOL power calculation simpler, more accurate
Calculating intraocular lens (IOL) powers has become simpler and more accurate in eyes with long and short axial lengths with use of intraoperative aberrometry and an optimized method of regression analysis.
ISAK safe, predictable for reducing low amounts of corneal astigmatism
Corneal astigmatism may be reduced or nearly eliminated after intrastromal femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy.
Survey weighs LASIK, contact lens wear
Preliminary 1-year data highlight patient satisfaction; dry eye can be problematic for some
Drug slows diabetic retinopathy progression, but delays may limit effect
Drug slows diabetic retinopathy progression, but delays may limit effect
The natural history of diabetic retinopathy is modified by long-term treatment with intravitreal ranibizumab, relates one ophthalmologist.
Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy: Taking a step back to go forward
The future of treating Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy may be evolving, said Gerrit R.J. Melles, MD, PhD.
New system classifies vitreomacular disease, provides common language
An international panel of ophthalmologists have developed a classification system of vitreomacular diseases, with the goals of objectivity based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings and ease of use.
Treating glaucoma globally
Ophthalmologists cannot continue to neglect glaucoma internationally considering the numbers of individuals becoming blind, related Mildred Olivier, MD.

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