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ASCRS congregates under the cherry blossoms for 2018 eventSymposia, instructional courses, skills transfer labs, films, poster presentations will be offered during annual conference.
The first day in ophthalmology clinicThe famous line from George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman"—"those who can, do; those who can't, teach"—is sometimes quoted to explain why certain of us choose a career in academics. Fortunately for many medical students, the head of medical student education in my medical school was both a doer and a teacher.
When to consider surgery for ptosisResults of a retrospective study show that simple congenital ptosis, even when the pupil is obstructed, is less amblyogenic than conventionally thought. The study supports correcting refractive error and strabismus before considering ptosis surgery.
Topography-guided LASIK rivals SMILE for myopia, myopic astigmatismTopography-guided LASIK and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were compared for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism in a randomized, contralateral eye study. Results were good with both procedures, but at 3 and 12 months, there were statistically significant differences for most outcomes favoring LASIK.
Corneal lifting technique reshapes ectactic cornea in keratoconusCorneal lifting is a new technique to treat keratoconus. The technique offers the possibility of performing refractive complementary procedures based on a normal cornea.
Enhancing rate of re-epithelialization after LASIKResults of a randomized controlled trial suggest that treatment with topical trehalose 3% ophthalmic solution might increase the rate of re-epithelialization after PRK.
Treating more patients with LASIKLASIK is a highly customized treatment option, which makes it a sought-after procedure to the millennial generation. The popular online review platform Yelp! is a helpful tool in generating positive feedback, which then attracts younger people to visit your practice.
Consider risk factors of secondary glaucoma prior to LASIK procedureKnow the patient’s family history of glaucoma, and conduct a comprehensive exam before LASIK procedure. It is crucial to monitor the patient after surgery; watch for interfact cysts, loose flaps, and pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis.
How the front desk can influence optical salesLet's examine the most successful things your front office can do to improve dispensary sales.
Drug device safe, tolerated for post-cataract painA sustained-release dexamethasone implant is safe and well tolerated when used to control pain and inflammation after cataract surgery, according to investigators.
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