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Ophthalmology

Have we dodged another Zika bullet?Now with mosquito season past in most parts of North America, it seems we can be confident the predicted spread will not come to pass—at least in this year.
Investigational trials target VEGF/angiopoietin2 inhibition
Povidone iodine reapplication: Protocol for preventing endophthalmitisTake-Home Message: A pearl for preventing endophthalmitis following intravitreal injections: avoid eyelid contact with the injection site after the last application of povidone iodine.
Pre-cataract surgery OCT means happier patient outcomesBecause a variety of vision-limiting macular pathologies are detectable only with OCT, this imaging should be performed in all patients undergoing cataract surgery.
How to manage patient’s IOL expectations pre-operativelyPatient selection is the key factor in obtaining the best visual outcomes after cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation.
Potential benefits of oral antibiotics for MGD put into perspective
Intravitreal brimonidine holds promise for slowing GA growthBrimonidine Drug Delivery System (Brimo DDS) in an intravitreally administered, sustained-release implant (Allergan) shows promise as a treatment for geographic atrophy (GA), secondary to age-related macular degeneration in a phase IIa clinical trial.
Novel brolucizumab fosters as real-world alternative for nAMDTopline results from phase III studies investigating intravitreal brolucizumab (Novartis) for treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) support the potential of this novel anti-VEGF antibody to meet the real-world need for an alternative agent with a sustainable therapeutic regimen.
IOL-telescope may improve vision for patients with advanced maculopathiesTake-Home Message: The Telescopic Intra-Ocular Lens for Visually Impaired People Revolution system is promising to improve the vision in patients with maculopathies.
Why ophthalmologists are easy prey for cybercriminalsA perfect storm is brewing that may make ophthalmologists and office staff, with networked equipment, easy targets for cyber criminals. In a matter of days, cyber criminals can infect computers around the world. Sure, you can pay the ransom, but HIPAA fines and consultant fees, recovering from the damage to your reputation, loss of patients, and all the time and energy lost could bankrupt your practice.