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UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversaryDigging into the history of 1966 reveals a collection of highlights from popular culture—the advent of the mini-skirt, the first Star Trek television show—and events that made daily headlines: the escalation of the war in Vietnam, as well as a series of manned and unmanned missions to space.
Promising advances in uveal melanoma treatmentImmunotherapy and other investigational treatments appear to be promising for uveal melanoma, according to Carol Shields, MD.
Securing grafts without suturesGlaucoma drainage devices aid in controlling IOP by redirecting aqueous from the anterior chamber to an external reservoir to regulate flow. They are typically used for patients who have failed previous surgeries or who have a high likelihood of failing procedures, such as trabeculectomy. While effective, they are traditionally anchored through the use of sutures, which is both time-intensive and may cause complications.
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowth
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowthPoor regeneration of the epithelial basement accounts for most 'late haze' associated with PRK, LASIK, infections, or corneal transplants. Proper excimer laser maintenance may reduce irregularities.
Non-invasive punctal plug delivery system offers a host of positive performance characteristics
Non-invasive punctal plug delivery system offers a host of positive performance characteristicsA silicone punctal plug-based delivery system for ophthalmic medications (Evolute, Mati Therapeutics) provides precisely controlled medication release into the tear film and has been associated with positive results in initial clinical testing.
The utility of normal tear osmolarity results
The utility of normal tear osmolarity resultsPatient symptoms are not an effective method to diagnose dry eye, as they often overlap with other pathologies. Tear osmolarity results provide clues for alternative diagnoses.
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablation
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablationA transepithelial PRK (TransPRK) procedure (SmartSurface, Schwind eye-tech-solutions) provides the benefits of one-step, no-touch surface ablation plus rapid visual recovery, said Diego de Ortueta, MD.
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Tracking infection source after blepharoplastyInfections after blepharoplasty are uncommon with or without the use of an antibiotic ointment. However, if infections occur, be suspicious of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Mark A. Alford, MD.
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatismThe approved use of wavefront-guided technology for mixed astigmatism may help ophthalmologists to reach another potential group of patients.
How to increase your optical capture rate
How to increase your optical capture rateTake these suggestions and you’ll watch your capture rate improve and your average optical ticket rise.