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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Study explores ranibizumab as treatment for ROP
Intravitreal ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) appears to be effective for treatment of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and associated with less persistent suppression of systemic VEGF compared with bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech), according to research reported by Shunji Kusaka, MD.
Complicated cataracts pose almost no limits for adding MIGS
Comorbidity of glaucoma poses some increased risks for cataract surgery, but even when there are intraoperative complications during the lens removal procedure, it is almost always possible to still add micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), said Reay H. Brown, MD.
PRK enhancement after SMILE favorable after short follow-up
Surface ablation performed with mitomycin-C (MMC) seems to be a safe and effective technique for treating residual refractive error after myopic SMILE, said Martin Dirisamer, MD.
Intranasal neurostimulator shows benefit for increasing tear production
Results from two pivotal multicenter trials demonstrate that an intranasal tear neurostimulator (TrueTear, Allergan) safely and effectively increases endogenous tear production in patients with dry eye disease (DED), said Edward Holland, MD.
Finding alternative techniques for eyes with failed PK
Cornea surgeons encountering a patient with failed penetrating keratoplasty (PK) will wonder if they should repeat the PK. Although there are some exceptions to the rule, according to Donald T.H. Tan, MD, the answer is “no.”
Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complications
Encountering complications is inevitable for anyone who performs LASIK, and when the complication occurs intraoperatively, surgeons are often faced with the need to make a decision quickly, said Priyanka Sood, MD.
RLE choice factors in benefits, risks, alternatives
Removal of the crystalline lens was developed as a procedure to treat the media opacity, but advances in surgical techniques and in pseudophakic IOL technology have increased the functional use of lens-based refractive surgery, said William F. Wiley, MD.
Corneal inlays play increasing role in presbyopia
As the number of LASIK procedures being performed continues to fall worldwide, correction of presbyopia is receiving increasing attention as being the final frontier and “holy grail” for refractive surgery, said Wayne Crewe-Brown, MD, at Refractive Surgery 2017.
Multicenter study supports efficacy of novel gel stent in refractory glaucoma
Ab interno placement of a novel gelatin stent (XEN 45, Allergan) in eyes with refractory glaucoma lowers IOP and medication use with a low incidence of complications and adverse events, according to results of a U.S. multicenter trial.