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Lynda Charters
Pre-existing glaucoma poses considerations for corneal procedures
Patients with pre-existing glaucoma require special consideration before performing a corneal procedure.
Discern best surgical, medical therapy for ocular surface squamous neoplasia
Ocular surface squamous neoplasia can be treated surgically or medically. In difficult cases, combination therapy might be needed.
Consider herpes simplex in children with recurrent unilateral disease
Pediatric herpes simplex virus should be part of the differential diagnosis when a patient has unilateral recurrent disease in the anterior segment.
Stopping postop infection
Stopping postop infection
Postoperative infections with ocular surgeries may be reduced substantially by effectively treating active ocular disease in advance before the patient enters the operating room.
Systematic approach key for treating pediatric atopic keratoconjunctivitis
Pediatric patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis affecting the eyes may best be treated with topical calcineurin inhibitors to decrease the conjunctival inflammation.
PEDIG making strides in amblyopia
Studies by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group have led to evidence-based treatment of amblyopia.
Genotype influences response to AREDS formulation
An analysis of independent data published in AREDS Report 38 shows that the response of patients with moderate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to treatment with zinc or the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) formulation varied substantially based on genotype.
Study: OVDs may alter IOL power calculations
Study: OVDs may alter IOL power calculations
The presence of an ophthalmic viscosurgical device—while negating the need for wound stromal hydration—can negatively alter the optical results provided by aberrometry.
Drugs for AMD and DME still in center court
Much of the developments in pharmacologic therapy for retina disease revolved around age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema in 2014.