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.
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Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndrome March 01, 2017By Laird HarrisonUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error. Let's be social: Making Facebook connections workOne mistake ophthalmologists typically make with Facebook is to presume their practice websites and Facebook pages should contain similar information. Another misperception is that Facebook is a platform for the constant promotion of their specials, procedures, or new technologies in eye care. Is it talent or skill?
March 01, 2017There is an ongoing controversy surrounding the importance of talent for athletes, musicians, physicians, and other professionals. Some argue talented people are better at learning certain things (developing skills). What is the truth when it comes to ophthalmology?
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty March 01, 2017By Vanessa CaceresInfections 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. Work of eye bank network shows far-reaching impact March 01, 2017By Erin MurphyIn 2016, Vision Share eye banks provided more than half the supply of U.S. donor corneas with over 20,000 placements. It has worked to build the largest network of non-profit eye banks in the world, with 13 members and 20 eye banks in the United States and a vast network of providers at home and abroad. New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism March 01, 2017By Vanessa CaceresThe approved use of wavefront-guided technology for mixed astigmatism may help ophthalmologists to reach another potential group
of patients. Managing viral eye infection: What clinicians should know March 01, 2017By Lynda ChartersThough much research is happening in the diagnosis and treatment of viral eye infections, much of it might not be readily apparent to clinicians, explains Todd P. Margolis, MD, PhD. Handheld polarizing filter augments corneal imaging with simple approachUse of a handheld circular polarizing filter to intercept afferent and efferent light from a slit lamp or operating microscope highlights corneal structures that are otherwise invisible or barely seen.