27-gauge presents new paradigm of intraocular precision for vitrectomyModern 27-gauge equipment for vitrectomy has introduced a new paradigm in vitreoretinal surgery marked by enhanced precision and control.
Temporary scleral buckling offers advantages for retinal detachmentTemporary scleral buckling performed with a removable external device provides the benefits of scleral buckling while addressing its downsides as surgery for a detached retina.
Anatomic outcome more precise in defining DME treatment failureThe goal of treatment for diabetic macular edema is to maintain or improve vision, but improvement of edema is a better metric for determining whether the treatment is having a benefit or failing.
Reactivating cones possibility in addressing RPGlucose entrapment in the retinal pigment epithelium is responsible for central vision loss in retinitis pigmentosa. Injecting wild-type rods into the eye to restore glucose transportation or injecting glucose into the subretinal space can facilitate cone regeneration.
How to achieve a calm, stress-free ORAchieving the best visual outcomes in challenging cases is a high priority in surgical retina. However, meeting that goal involves a high level of creativity, especially in complex cases associated with other ocular comorbidities.
Intraoperative OCT faces prime time, but added technology neededIntraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) is becoming widely available, and its adoption is increasing, but improvements in the technology are needed to maximize its readiness for prime time, according to Justis P. Ehlers, MD.
Research offers insights to success in macular hole surgery
Research offers insights to success in macular hole surgeryMacular hole surgery can be performed using various techniques and technologies. According to John T. Thompson, MD, the available evidence supports always incorporating internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, staining of the ILM, and having a large gas bubble in the eye on the first postoperative day.
Exploring sirolimus as potential alternative therapy for persistent AMDAnti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy is highly successful, but as Raj Maturi, MD, pointed out, also has some limitations.
SHRM characteristics impact visual acuity in wet AMDSubretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) is a morphologic component seen on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images as hyperreflective material that is external to the retina and internal to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), said Jaya B. Kumar, MD.
Priming syringe before injection associated with lower frequency of silicone oil dropletsAnother adverse effect associated with the compounding process of bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech)—i.e., the presence of silicone oil droplets in the vitreous cavity—has surfaced within the past year and seems to be related to the preloading of the drug in insulin syringes.
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