Exploring link between sleep habits, dry eye September 01, 2016By Nancy GrovesSleep position may be correlated with the severity of dry eye symptoms, suggests a new study.
In this issue
Exploring SLT efficacy for prior incisional glaucoma surgery September 01, 2016By Vanessa CaceresSelective laser trabeculoplasty is a reasonable treatment option to reduce IOP in glaucoma patients who have had previous glaucoma surgery. Reverse side cut produces better self-sealing efficacy September 01, 2016By Michelle Dalton ELSA 110° reverse side cut primary incision created with a femtosecond laser provides an effective seal for potential wound leakage in a recent study. Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIK September 01, 2016By Vanessa CaceresRefractive surgeons can consider fibrin adhesives to prevent the recurrence of epithelial ingrowth after LASIK. Tablet-based tests putting detection of glaucoma at hand September 01, 2016By Nancy GrovesAn iPad-based quick contrast sensitivity test had similar sensitivity and specificity to frequency-doubling technology. Achieving patient satisfaction with multifocal IOLs September 01, 2016By Cheryl Guttman KraderMultifocal IOLs offer the potential to reduce spectacle dependence, but outcomes vary depending on optical design. Optimizing success and satisfaction depends on careful patient selection, thorough counseling, and good surgical technique. Novel forceps design improves iris hook placement September 01, 2016By Nancy GrovesNew forceps designed by Lawrence Goldberg, MD, improve the technique for iris hook placement due to two-point fixation. Slit beam enhances visualization with corneal opacities September 01, 2016By Nancy GrovesA tool found in every ophthalmologist’s office, the slit beam, can also be used to enhance visualization during cataract surgery in patients who have corneal opacities. Postop keratometry not associated with night-vision problems September 01, 2016By Laird HarrisonResearchers present findings from a large dataset designed to explore the effect of postoperative keratometry on quality of vision after myopic wavefront-guided LASIK. Due diligence can mean difference between good plan, bad planWhen developing a new plan for a medical practice, explore solutions and barriers from all possible angles (including an escape route) before implementing the endeavor. Getting beyond the surface in ocular surface disease September 01, 2016By Laura M. Periman MDOcular surface disease (OSD) is a prevalent, chronic, and progressive condition with an often multifactorial etiology. A comprehensive approach to detection, treatment, and monitoring is required. Ten-day workweek for ophthalmologists September 01, 2016By Peter J. McDonnell MDI feel inspired to offer my own vision for the working future: the ten-day workweek for ophthalmologists.