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Ophthalmology

LASIK, PRK enhancements yield similar safety, efficacy, predictabilityWavefront-guided LASIK and wavefront-guided PRK following previous keratorefractive surgery demonstrate similar safety, efficacy, and predictability and result in comparable wavefront outcomes.
Vector planning delivers superior outcomes for myopic astigmatismExcimer laser treatments using vector planning resulted in less corneal astigmatism, less refractive cylinder, and better unaided visual acuity postoperatively than treatments using manifest refractive treatment parameters alone, according to Noel Alpins, MD.
Visual acuity, other tasks appear unaffected by inlay decentrationDecentration of less than 0.75 mm from a light-constricted pupil with a novel corneal inlay for the surgical correction of presbyopia does not affect visual acuity, task performance, or severity of halos and glare.
What is the future of eye exams?See what eye exams may be composed of in a few years.
Tool provides standard for assessing LASIK patient-reported outcomesA new questionnaire can help assess candidates’ symptoms before LASIK surgery, monitor them for visual symptoms as well as satisfaction after LASIK surgery, and measure the impact any post-LASIK symptoms have on a patient’s ability to function.
Comprehensive analysis is key to plentiful retirement
Comprehensive analysis is key to plentiful retirementFor physicians with 15 or 20 years left to work before retirement, the planning is easy­­–as time is on their side. Adjustments can be made regarding savings rates, age of retirement, and future cash flow needs. When retirement is imminent within three years, the planning options are limited, and physicians must become realistic about what is mathematically feasible as far as generating sustainable cash flow to support their lifestyle. Here are some issues for physicians who are facing retirement within three years or less.
Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?
Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?Patients with a contact lens lost in the eye are not a rare occurrence for ophthalmologists. However, 27 lenses at the same time may be another story! Another ophthalmologist shares his experience with a case involving 5 lenses within a patient's eye.
VMA associated with poor outcomes in anti-VEGF-treated patientsThe presence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) is associated with poorer, short-term anatomic, and functional outcomes in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) receiving anti-VEGF therapy, according to Márcio B. Nehemy, MD, PhD.
Infections with EK procedures risingDescemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) appears to have a higher risk of postoperative fungal infections (predominantly Candida) when compared to penetrating keratoplasty (PK).
New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distancePresbyopia patients have changed. They are younger than ever, more active than ever before, and they have more treatment options than ever before.