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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.
Knives, gunfights, pituitaries
Knives, gunfights, pituitariesThe idiom “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” is meant to convey the importance of not entering a challenging situation without the proper equipment at hand. The concept that one must come properly prepared and equipped to any important task or confrontation is well-appreciated by ophthalmic surgeons, but this particular expression is rarely used by ophthalmologists teaching eye surgery to residents.
Novel treatment options for IOP involve range of independent factorsWhen exploring novel treatment options for the management of IOP, clinicians should consider a number of independent factors ranging from beneficial behaviors to body position.
Managing residual astigmatism after toric IOL surgeryResidual astigmatism is not uncommon after toric IOL implantation. Depending on its cause and magnitude, lens reorientation may be a good solution.
Study finds advantages using trifocal IOL to correct presbyopiaA 4-year study following trifocal IOL implantation (AT LISA tri 839MP, Carl Zeiss Meditec) found that the lens provided good distance, near, and intermediate visual acuity. The lens also improved patient quality of vision with better diffraction and less reduction in contrast sensitivity.
Exploring wider role for premium IOL implantation in glaucoma patientsWhen it comes to recommending a premium IOL, a patient’s glaucoma is only one factor to consider. Just like any other patient planning cataract surgery, visual needs and preferences for/against glasses are also important factors.