Did JFK back pain cost his life? October 15, 2017By Louis Kartsonis MDOn Oct. 26, the federal government will release the last of the secret records on the Kennedy Assassination. Whatever revelations emerge from the estimated 3,600 files, one signature fact will remain: Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dealey Plaza. Still, new perspectives on the tragedy continue to surface, even after 50 years.
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AAO 2017: New solutions, New inspirations, New Orleans October 15, 2017By Beth Thomas HertzThe 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology will convene in New Orleans from Nov. 11 to 14. Go to www.aao.org/annual meeting for the latest updates CXL demands continuity of careCrosslinking meets the previously unmet needs of progressive keratoconus patients and provides an opportunity to increase engagement with optometrists, explain John Berdahl, MD, and George O. Waring IV, MD. Precision medicine coming to glaucoma via specific pathways October 15, 2017By Fred GebhartCharacterizing the genetic elements linked to different types of glaucoma, such as in the Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics study, could help clinicians develop more precise and effective treatments. Head to head: Balanced phaco tip more efficient than Kelman tip October 15, 2017By Fred GebhartResearchers share findings from a comparison of relative efficiency and chatter of two phaco tips with identical optimal settings. Techniques improve monovision for patients with presbyopia
October 15, 2017Refractive surgeons are likely to enjoy success with monovision for presbyopia if they aim for a maximum of 1.50 D of residual myopia in the non-dominant eye, exclude patients with pre-existing strabismus, and monitor for signs of strabismus.
Applying hydrogel technology to sustained-release ocular drugs
October 15, 2017Hydrogel technology enables the use of drugs that are known to be efficacious for ocular diseases and conditions when formulated as daily drops or monthly injections, into one-time or several-month dosage forms.