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Lynda Charters
Tailor treatment for dry eye
Dry eye comes in a variety of guises and, once diagnosed, may require various therapeutic options.
Scleral implants improve presbyopic vision
Use of a scleral implant (PresView Scleral Implant, Refocus Group) has resulted in marked improvements in the near vision in emmetropic patients with presbyopia. The mean increase in near vision was +3.41 lines, according to Barrie Soloway, MD, who presented 1-year, phase III results.
Putting premium IOLs in your practice
Many ophthalmologists have yet to embrace the role of "refractive" cataract surgeon by offering premium refractive IOLs to their patients.
Inlay aids vision
A hydrogel corneal inlay designed to treat presbyopia seems, based on early clinical results, to improve near vision markedly without significant safety concerns.
Dry age-related macular degeneration measurements sought
Novel strategies have been developed to track the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration by monitoring the change in geographic atrophy and drusen using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.
'Telling It Like It Is' meeting lives up to name
High-quality education, straight talk, and fun — those were the expressed goals that Robert H. Osher, MD, hoped to achieve during his second annual meeting, "Cataract Surgery: Telling it Like It Is!" held in January.
Surgical advances hold promise
Advances in corneal and refractive surgery have helped optimize LASIK and transplantation procedures.
Beta-blocker explored
Propanolol, a nonselective beta-blocker, is an effective treatment for infantile hemangiomas that might be used in place of steroids in selected cases.
PRK found safer than LASIK for RK re-treatments
Conventional LASIK and wavefront-guided PRK produced similar visual results compared with conventional PRK when performed to enhance RK procedures. LASIK, however, was associated with substantially more complications, said John Cason, MD, who presented the findings of the RK Re-treatment Study.
Finding clues for unsolved mysteries in glaucoma
The glaucomas continue to intrigue us with unsolved mysteries. Paul Palmberg, MD, PhD, enumerated several examples during Glaucoma Subspecialty Day at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He challenged investigators to find the answers.