Vanessa Caceres
PiXL appears promising for low myopia
The use of epi-on photorefractive intrastromal cross linking reduced myopia by about 0.25 D in a small study; In a high-oxygen group, the effect averaged 1.25 D.
Visual acuity, other tasks appear unaffected by inlay decentration
Decentration of less than 0.75 mm from a light-constricted pupil with a novel corneal inlay for the surgical correction of presbyopia does not affect visual acuity, task performance, or severity of halos and glare.
OCT imaging yields better visualization
Future increases in imaging speed will improve performance and functionality for OCT and OCT angiography (OCTA), said James Fujimoto, PhD.
Phaco technology evolves over time
Fifty years after the idea for phacoemulsification came to Charles Kelman, MD, few would have predicted that surgical platforms would evolve to where they are today.
Phaco turns 50
Phaco turns 50
As the ophthalmic community celebrates 50 years of phacoemulsification (phaco) innovation, surgeons and industry alike mark its progress since the inspiration for the procedure came to Charles Kelman, MD, after a visit to the dentist.
New hypersonic vitrector introduces concept of ‘vitreous liquefaction’
New hypersonic vitrector introduces concept of ‘vitreous liquefaction’
A new hypersonic liquefaction vitrectomy system, called Vitesse PPVX (Bausch + Lomb), offers several advantages over currently available vitrector technology. The device received FDA 510k approval in April 2017.
Nystagmus diagnosis begins with thorough eye exam
A careful clinical workup, along with genetic testing, can help pinpoint what is behind congenital and infantile nystagmus.
Better diagnosis, treatment options key to nonresponsive bacterial keratitis
New treatment possibilities for nonresponsive bacterial keratitis are continually in development, including molecular-targeted therapy, the cautious use of topical corticosteroids, corneal crosslinking for superficial keratitis, and biologicals, Eduardo C. Alfonso, MD, reported.
Consider different iris lesion forms before final clinical diagnosis
Consider different iris lesion forms before final clinical diagnosis
Use these pearls to better diagnose and treat iris lesions.
Ocular surface tumors require careful exam, consideration of best options
Ocular surface tumors require careful exam, consideration of best options
Although surgery is still the gold standard for ocular surface tumors, consider the pros and cons of topical chemotherapy as appropriate.
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