Vanessa Caceres
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.
Surveying old, new diagnostic tests for pediatric neuro-ophthalmic cases
Neuro-ophthalmology tests for children have made strides in the past 25 years, especially in the area of diagnostic technology. Though some testing devices remain useful, there are also advances such as in genetic testing that are being used with greater frequency.
Trials making strides in identifying ROP risk factors, predictive models
Key components in retinopathy of prematurity trials include risk factors, predictive models, telemedicine and tele-education trends, and treatment.
Role of dysfunctional lens in refractive lens exchange
Staging patients based on their ocular pathologies using the most advanced diagnostic tools can result in excellent image quality by precisely establishing the need for lens- or corneal-based procedures.
Centroid value, posterior cornea info adds game for toric calculators
Cataract surgeons using toric intraocular lens (IOL) calculators are more likely to have better outcomes when using a centroid value for their surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), rather than a mean or a median value.
NRTIs hold promise for preventing or treating AMD
Nucleoside-reverse, transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) or their derivatives could one day be used to prevent or treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD.
Endocryotherapy shows potential for hemangioblastoma
Endocryotherapy shows potential for hemangioblastoma
Endocryotherapy is a good treatment option for patients with larger retinal angiomatous tumors.
Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globe
Practice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
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