Dr. William Tasman, former Wills Eye ophthalmologist-in-chief, dies April 01, 2017By Jolie HigaziWills Eye Hospital’s “powerhouse” William Tasman, MD, passed away March 28, 2017, at the age of 87. In the same short period, the retinal world had another sad passing of Eliot L. Berson, MD, on March 19, 2017 at the age of 79.
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I grill, therefore I am!Many of my male friends do not feel extremely comfortable cooking in general, but they do enjoy grilling. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, ribs and chicken-sizzling away over hot coals-are all crowd pleasers. Case of profound posterior pressureWhile participating in an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program in Trujillo, Peru, and operating on an elderly patient with a dense cataract under peribulbar anesthesia, James Lehmann, MD, encountered iris prolapse as soon as he made the paracentesis. 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. Cataract, glaucoma surgery in uveitis patients present added challenges April 15, 2017By Nancy GrovesCataract surgery in patients with coexisting uveitis is more challenging than managing either condition alone. Surgeons must answer a different set of questions and consider alternative management strategies, said Debra A. Goldstein, MD, FRSC, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.