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Dr. Mali's top 5 stories in ophthalmology in 2017 (so far)So far, 2017 has been a very exciting year for both ophthalmology and healthcare as a whole. We still have a few months left for more excitement, so stay tuned!
Scleral tunnel ‘glued’ fixation technique for slipped IOLs
Scleral tunnel ‘glued’ fixation technique for slipped IOLsScleral tunnel, “glued” fixation technique works better than alternative fixation techniques in cases where intraocular lenses (IOLs) cannot be placed in capsular bag or in the sulcus, according to Sumit Garg, MD.
Small-aperture IOL offers advantages over other presbyopia lenses
Small-aperture IOL offers advantages over other presbyopia lensesA new small-aperture intraocular lens (IOL) extends patients’ depth of focus as well as multifocal IOLs with fewer dysphotopsias, researchers say.
Clinical imaging of macular holesRecognize characteristics and stages of macular hole for better pictures
ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolatesThe most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
Let's talk about antibiotic resistance: Survey results part 2Ophthalmology Times wants insight on antibiotics and eye infections from clinicians in the field — so the editors asked you. Readers like you helped by completing our survey and telling us about your experience with postoperative infections after eye surgery, if you use topical antibiotic prior to cataract surgery, how you choose antibiotics in a routine surgical prophylaxis, and more. The 118 U.S.-based ophthalmologists who responded were entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift card, with the winner being an ophthalmologist in Houston.
The 'intelligent' way to train staffPatient excellence training should focus more on how to build a human connection while entering data into a terminal than how to use the latest and greatest diagnostic equipment. People over the age of 35 are either looking for life balance (in the case of a Millennial) or that respect he or she had in the professional arena before retirement (in the case of Baby Boomers.)
Preoperative considerations with extended depth-of-focus lenses
Preoperative considerations with extended depth-of-focus lensesThough extended depth-of-focus lenses tend to be more forgiving of residual refractive error and mild decentration than other presbyopia-correcting IOLs, it is important to select patients carefully and follow good preoperative protocols for a successful outcome.
Managing unhappy presbyopia patients
Managing unhappy presbyopia patientsAddressing patient dissatisfaction after presbyopia-correcting IOL surgery requires listening to understand the problem. Time and patient reassurance may be adequate for resolving some issues.
Centroid value, posterior cornea input adds game for toric calculatorsSurgeons should use a centroid value for surgically induced astigmatism rather than a mean or median value when working with toric IOL calculators.


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