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Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataractIOL implantation was associated with more inflammation and slightly more visual obscuration in 120 children age 2 or younger undergoing bilateral cataract surgery. However, the rate of glaucoma was similar compared with an aphakic group.
Accommodating IOL outcomes: Femtosecond laser or manual cataract removalPatients with accommodating IOLs implanted using a femtosecond laser-assisted procedure or manual cataract removal had similar excellent visual outcomes.
Vitreoretinal surgeon finds purpose in community serviceFor Joshua Mali, MD, the road to becoming an ophthalmologist started when he was just a teenager. When Dr. Mali was about 14 years old, his family took a trip to Nicaragua with Health for Humanity, and that was the beginning of what would be a decades-long service-oriented passion for Dr. Mali.
Finding the ideal mix-and-match IOL strategyTwo clinicians explore why an optimal visual solution for patients may be using both a low-add multifocal and an extended-range-of-vision lens.
For whose convenience: The practice or the patient?Giving pause to so-called conveniences that are offered for the sake of the patient may reveal just the opposite.
Pediatric glaucoma can have impact beyond clinical effectsAfter childhood glaucoma has been treated, ophthalmologists expect to follow patients for years, monitoring them for a host of anatomical problems that can affect their vision.
Novel dry eye therapy shows increased efficacy, rapid onset of actionThe efficacy of a novel dry eye therapeutic may bring a valuable addition to the dry eye armamentarium with a rapid onset of action and better patient tolerability.
Laser therapy addresses bilateral glaucoma in single treatmentLaser therapy that approaches bilateral glaucoma in a single treatment provides greater efficacy for the practice and more convenience for patients.
How to effectively handle dispensary complaintsHaving a clear understanding of expectations from optical dispensary consumers is key to being able to resolve complaints.
Mobile refractive screening technology yields real-world applicationsThe advent of portable autorefractor technology may deliver autorefraction to populations that might not otherwise have any access to eye care.
Dopamine: My drug of choiceFor some time now, I find myself looking at my smartphone with a frequency that is frankly disconcerting. In committee meetings, lectures, sporting venues, social events, and other settings, my eyes and fingers find themselves gravitating to that little rectangular device. For some time now, I find myself looking at my smartphone with a frequency that is frankly disconcerting. In committee meetings, lectures, sporting venues, social events, and other settings, my eyes and fingers find themselves gravitating to that little rectangular device.
In-office treatments for MGD may provide reliefSurgeons have several in-office treatments available for meibomian gland dysfunction.
Newest ICLs associated with low incidence of cataract formationImplantation of the newest Implantable Collamer Lens phakic intraocular lenses (V4b and V4c) did not cause cataract formation in highly myopic patients.
Phakic IOLs address challenge of treating broad range of refractive errorsPhakic IOLs are viable alternatives for treating high refractive errors.
Improving cataract surgery in eyes with pseudoexfoliationCataract surgery in eyes with pseudoexfoliation syndrome is associated with increased intraoperative and postoperative risks. Strategies for improving outcomes include attention to IOL selection, and one surgeon describes why he is using a particular IOL.
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