Vanessa Caceres
The hyphema that keeps on giving
Persistent bleeding in a glaucoma patient with neovascular glaucoma after metastatic renal carcinoma requires a range of surgical methods to treat.
Intracameral antibiotics are a win for cataract surgery prophylaxis
Intracameral antibiotics used for prophylaxis are a preferred approach during cataract surgery.
Transzonular approach to antibiotic delivery during cataract surgery is preferable
Concerns over the ocular surface, compliance, cost, and patient callbacks are lessened when surgeons take a transzonular approach to medication delivery during cataract surgery.
Biologic products increase dry eye options
Many new diagnostic tools are available for dry eye and ocular surface disease (OSD). Treatments for dry eye and OSD have mixed results, however, said Bennie H. Jeng, MD.
Finding a fix for irregular astigmatism after PK
Transepithelial topography-guided PRK can help correct irregular astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.
Tracking growth of ultra-widefield imaging in disease management
Ultra-widefield imaging has become an important component of a thorough eye exam and is taking on a larger role in retina and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Centroid value, posterior cornea input adds game for toric calculators
Surgeons should use a centroid value for surgically induced astigmatism rather than a mean or median value when working with toric IOL calculators.
Study finds advantages using trifocal IOL to correct presbyopia
A 4-year study following trifocal IOL implantation (AT LISA tri 839MP, Carl Zeiss Meditec) found that the lens provided good distance, near, and intermediate visual acuity. The lens also improved patient quality of vision with better diffraction and less reduction in contrast sensitivity.
Fixed-combination glaucoma agent yields positive safety, efficacy data
A phase III trial for the fixed-combination netarsudil/latanoprost agent (Roclatan, Aerie Pharmaceuticals)reports positive results. The company plans to submit a NDA for the drug in early 2018.
Progression of visual field loss not always easy to test, analyze
Assessing visual field progression in glaucoma may be more of an art than a science—and there is no one test to give reliable information that is needed about a patient, said Chris A. Johnson, PhD, DSc, FAAO, FARVO, professor, Department of Ophthalmology, and director, Visual Field Reading Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
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