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Marketing your practice on social media platforms
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Study: Visual acuity outcomes similar, but FLACS has some advantages
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) facilitated a precise capsulotomy and reduced phaco energy in a recent ongoing study with about 100 consecutive eyes, said Jeffrey Whitman, MD, Key-Whitman Eye Center, Dallas.
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
The approved use of wavefront-guided technology for mixed astigmatism may help ophthalmologists to reach another potential group of patients.
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Infections after blepharoplasty are uncommon with or without the use of an antibiotic ointment. However, if infections occur, be suspicious of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Mark A. Alford, MD.
TREX-AMD trial finds visual gains from treat-and-extend vs. monthly
Treat-and-extend approach for neovascular AMD leads to beneficial results in 2-year clinical trial.
Pearls for better diagnosis, treatment of red eye
Ophthalmologists should consider various potential problems, including a number of systemic conditions and infections, when examining a rare or persistent red eye.
Neuroprotective drug may be possible NAION therapy
Non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy can be difficult to treat. A new drug under investigation aims to prevent further loss of vision from the condition.
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentation
Enhancing retinal surgery with 27-gauge instrumentation
The use of 27-gauge instrumentation provides several surgical advantages compared with larger tools in retinal surgery, particularly in difficult cases.
LASIK enhancements for premium IOLs more accurate with less dry eye
Ophthalmologists must be prepared to perform corneal refractive surgery enhancements after cataract surgery—and LASIK is often the optimal choice, according to Robert K. Maloney, MD.
Multifocals show similar results but lower power offers better vision range
Both the Tecnis multifocal +2.75 D and +4.00 D IOLs had good visual results, but the +2.75 D IOL had a better range of vision across near, intermediate, and distance.