How transcanalicular DCR helps nasolacrimal obstructionLaser-assisted transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that may yield a higher success rate than more traditional dacryocystorhinostomy approaches.
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LASIK rivals contact lenses in visual acuity and comfort June 15, 2016By Lynda ChartersCompared with daily wear contact lens wear, wavefront-guided LASIK results in better binocular uncorrected visual acuity and comparable subjective outcomes. Technique targets source of rainbow glare symptomsRainbow glare rarely occurs after femto-LASIK surgery and is usually transient. Phototherapeutic keratectomy of the flap undersurface targets the cause of the glare and has been used to immediately resolve symptoms in patients with persistent disabling rainbow glare. What a novel scleral implant may mean for presbyopiaA scleral implant surgery system for presbyopia is being evaluated in a phase III study. One investigator talks about his experience. Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’In this first of a two-part series, Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, explains how approaching keratoconus as a refractive surgery will change the way both ophthalmologists and patients will approach this condition to bring in a new era of not only relieving but also enhancing the lifestyle of this patient population. In Part 2, Dr. Gulani will share strategies and cases of patients with keratoconus with different case scenarios in action. How endothelial cell loss in DSEK compares to PK June 15, 2016By Lynda ChartersAt the 10-year time point after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty, the endothelial cell density is comparable to that after penetrating keratoplasty at the same time. How long will you live?If we make the presumption that we will stay reasonably healthy and cognitively intact but cannot live forever, what would be ideal would be to at least know how much time each of us has left upon this green earth. Addressing ocular surface toxicity in glaucoma patientsDry eye is common in patients with glaucoma and often presumed to be related to the preservative in IOP-lowering medications. Considering alternate causes should also be weighed, in addition to a variety of management techniques. Selective two-photon collagen crosslinking: Why more is better June 15, 2016By Lynda ChartersSelective two-photon collagen crosslinking has been shown to stiffen any three-dimensional region inside corneal tissue without damaging surrounding tissues. How payer perspective guides reimbursementUnderstanding the distinction between covered and non-covered services is vital to successful practice management.