Ophthalmology

How will ophthalmologists watch the eclipse?
How will ophthalmologists watch the eclipse?Ophthalmologists all know how to safely watch an eclipse, but how will ophthalmologists around the country be participating in and observing the event?
Suprachoroidal hemorrhage management centers on minimalist techniquesSuprachorodial hemorrhage can be managed effectively with a conservative approach, but if surgical intervention becomes necessary, timing is critical for optimizing the outcome and minimally invasive techniques can be considered, said John W. Kitchens, MD.
Resistance to fluoroquinolones impacts retina casesAntibiotic resistance against fluoroquinolones is increasing, and that may adversely impact patients with retinal disorders. The introduction of intravitreal injections (IVT) to treat retinal diseases has increased from about 1 million in 2007 to an expected 6 million in 2016 (up from only 4,000 in 2001).
Let's talk about antibiotic resistance: Survey resultsOphthalmology Times asked readers for insights on antibiotics and eye infections from clinicians in the field — including experience with postoperative infections after eye surgery, if you use topical antibiotic prior to cataract surgery, how you choose antibiotics in a routine surgical prophylaxis, and more. The 118 U.S.-based ophthalmologists who responded were entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift card. Here are the survey results.
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.
Persistence is key when promoting surgical innovationsA surgical innovation is defined as a quantum improvement in the treatment of a particular disease or group of diseases, and it usually is developed by an individual or a small group working together, said John Thompson, MD.
DNA-based analysis identifies risk factor for metastasis of uveal melanomaCarol. L. Shields, MD, highlighted the results of collaborative efforts among four Philadelphia institutions: Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, the Genetics Department of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Wistar Instituate. The findings were published in Ophthalmology (Shields et al. 2017; published online May 7, 2017).
Unmasking retinal structure, function in X-linked retinoschisis“There is a compelling need to explore gene therapy in the eye,” according to Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD.
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