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Complicated cataract: A case of iatrogenic zonular disinertionAn approach is described for completing cortex removal and IOL implantation after intraoperative 180° zonular dialysis.
Is ‘retirement’ based on outdated rules?When considering retirement, today's physicians need to outline their current financial situation; list and prioritize goals; and have a plan prepared that will show if their objectives are based in financial reality.
The ‘art’ of the optical dealA visit to two innovative optical shops reveals differing portraitures of providing better customer experience and increasing capture rate.
IV-free sedation may help anxious cataract patientsCataract surgery with or without intravenous sedation can be a factor in the clinical experience. Moving to sublingual sedation may be the next step in safety and comfort for a demanding patient demographic.
Portable non-mydriatic device closes gap on tele-glaucoma screeningA portable non-mydriatic fundus camera was found useful in grading cup-to-disc ratio as part of glaucoma screening compared with a standard tabletop mydriatic fundus camera.
New drape speeds ophthalmic surgerySurgical draping for ophthalmic surgery has never been quick or easy—until now. A new drape design allows the surgeon or scrub nurse to fully drape the patient in seconds.
Can an intracameral mydriatic combination reduce need for pupil expanders?Intracameral administration of the fixed combination of phenylephrine and ketorolac injection 1%/0.3% (Omidria, Omeros) during cataract surgery is safe and effective for maintaining pupil dilation, and minimizes the need for a pupil expansion device, according to the findings of a retrospective study conducted by Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD.
New-generation presbyopia-correcting IOLThe U.S. IDE clinical trial of the investigational extended range of vision IOL (Model ZXR00; Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL, Abbott Medical Optics) found that the implant delivered a full range of uncorrected vision and minimized or eliminated the need for spectacle wear in most patients.
Drug-loaded plug eases adherence issues for patients, physiciansResults of two phase III trials with dexamethasone intracanalicular depot are highlighted. Both trials met the endpoints for postsurgical pain, but only one trial met the endpoints for postoperative inflammation
Optimizing cataract outcomes when keratoconus is presentPatients with keratoconus pose unique challenges with IOL calculations.
Increasing IOL power prediction accuracyIn a multicenter trial including 162 eyes undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of a variety of IOL types, use of intraoperative aberrometry to guide IOL spherical power selection minimized residual refractive error.
Glaucoma risk may increase after cataract removal in early infancyGlaucoma is more likely to develop in children who undergo cataract surgery when they are 6 weeks or younger.
If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?By just about anybody's definition of success, ophthalmologists are successful: intelligent, well-paid, able to make people’s lives better and held in high esteem by the public. Not to mention good-looking. So they must be happy—right? Not necessarily.
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