Ophthalmology

Treat-and-extend protocol reduces burden of anti-VEGF treatment for DMEResults of the prospective TREX-DME study provide an evidence base for using a treat-and-extend protocol for administering anti-VEGF injections for eyes with diabetic macular edema.
Cataract surgery may prolong life in older women
Accepting change is hard, but with the right guidance it doesn’t have to beBlogger Donna Suter draws from personal experience and provides four tips on maintaining the needs of your practice in an evolving business climate.
ASCRS names Stephen H. Speares executive directorThe American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Stephen H. “Steve” Speares will serve as the society’s next executive director, according to a prepared statement.
Suprachoroidal corticosteroid shows visual, anatomic improvements in DME eyesSuprachoroidal triamcinolone acetonide (CLS-TA, Clearside Biomedical) injection resulted in visual and anatomic improvements in eyes with diabetic macular edema, particularly in those that were treatment-naïve. Multiple injections of the investigational treatment were well-tolerated and associated with a low incidence of IOP elevation.
Quarterly Questions is the new gold standard for board certificationDr. Mali discusses how the Quarterly Questions program assesses fundamental (“walking around”) knowledge needed in the everyday practice of ophthalmology (40 questions annually), as well as the application of information from five journal articles (10 questions annually).
Telemedicine making ROP screening and monitoring a viable reality
New glaucoma therapy offers first drug option in years
Glaucoma experiences transformative growth as a subspecialtyAfter decades of slow, but steady, progress in the advancement of glaucoma as a subspecialty, the last quarter century has seen tremendous innovation in this field.
Lens fragmentation device is in the loopA micro-interventional device that uses a nitinol filament can dissect any grade cataract without causing capsular stress.
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