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Ocular surface optimization key in refractive surgery managementDry eye disease (DED) is extremely common in the adult population and important to diagnose and treat in patients undergoing corneal and cataract refractive surgery because it can affect vision, quality of life, and surgical outcomes, said Edward J. Holland, MD.
Considering laser cataract surgery in combined glaucoma proceduresFemtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has some benefits for patients and for surgeons, but it remains to be seen if it adds value when used in combined glaucoma-cataract procedures, said Leon W. Herndon Jr., MD.
Premium IOLs in corneal disease an individualized decisionPatients with concurrent corneal disease may be candidates for premium IOLs to correct presbyopia and/or astigmatism, but often these individuals need corneal surgery before or after the cataract procedure, said William B. Trattler, MD.
Haag-Streit slit lamp attachment gains approvalThe recent FDA approval of a slit lamp attachment (Fundus Module 300, Haag-Streit) allows for fundus imaging as part of the regular slit lamp examination, according to the manufacturer.
New punctal plug, eyelid cleanser mark Oasis milestoneAs Oasis Medical marks its 30th anniversary, the company debuts a new punctal plug for dry eye relief, as well as eyelid cleansing solutions for daily lid hygiene.
Rituximab appears to cure Mooren’s ulcers in 5 patientsMooren’s ulcers completely healed in 5 patients treated with rituximab after conventional treatment failed, according to researchers.
Managing antithrombotic agents in patients scheduled for eyelid surgeryPerioperative antithrombotic therapy in eyelid surgery lacks comprehensive guidelines and new studies to address these limitations are warranted, especially in the context of new oral anticoagulants.
Glycoprotein and peptide eyedrops promote healing of epithelial defectsGlycoprotein and peptide eyedrops are effective therapies for non-healing corneal epithelial defects that address underlying causes in the pathophysiology of these lesions.
DSEK or DMEK? Choosing the best for patients with corneal edemaCareful consideration must be given to the timing and choice of surgery in eyes with corneal edema.
Sustained-release insert aids patient noncomplianceThe current convention for treating pain and inflammation in postsurgical cataract patients is confusing, inconvenient, and expensive. Patient compliance with a self-administereddrop regimen is poor. Multiple studies confirm that the vast majority of patients fail to instill the drops properly or administer the drops as prescribed.


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