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Toric, presbyopia-correcting IOLs good options for glaucoma patientsSteven Vold, MD, reports that toric IOLs provide an accurate, safe, and convenient way to correct astigmatism and uncorrected distance vision for glaucoma patients, while patients wanting presbyopic correction have IOL options to fit a range of visual needs.
Intracameral antibiotics are a win for cataract surgery prophylaxisIntracameral antibiotics used for prophylaxis are a preferred approach during cataract surgery.
Transzonular approach to antibiotic delivery during cataract surgery is preferableConcerns over the ocular surface, compliance, cost, and patient callbacks are lessened when surgeons take a transzonular approach to medication delivery during cataract surgery.
New EDOF IOL features novel optical design, reduced side effects, advanced chromatic optics
New IOL, automated delivery system expected to transform market
Complicated cataracts pose almost no limits for adding MIGSComorbidity of glaucoma poses some increased risks for cataract surgery, but even when there are intraoperative complications during the lens removal procedure, it is almost always possible to still add micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), said Reay H. Brown, MD.
AAO 2017: New solutions, New inspirations, New OrleansThe 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
Head to head: Balanced phaco tip more efficient than Kelman tipResearchers share findings from a comparison of relative efficiency and chatter of two phaco tips with identical optimal settings.
Aflibercept helps in ME patients with DR after cataract surgeryPatients with diabetic retinopathy have a high risk of developing macular edema after cataract surgery. Intravitreal injections of aflibercept might result in fewer patients developing macular edema in this patient population.
P.S. Use this cost-effective marketing tactic to increase end-of-year profitsWhen you do not have enough money or time, a well-worded post script can be your best friend. Whether you are the new doctor who doesn’t have a large database or the kind-hearted provider who accepts all those low-paying plans and really can’t afford the estimated 60 cents per unit cost of a fall postcard campaign, please consider adding a P.S. to emails and a red-ink P.S. to all patient-directed, routine postal pieces.