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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Algorithm provides superior results
Data from 6 months of follow-up in a randomized, contralateral eye comparison study demonstrate LASIK performed using a proprietary "optimized prolate ablation" algorithm provides superior results compared with a conventional ablation technique.
Humidity has modest effect on best-corrected visual acuity
Procedure room humidity appears to have a small effect on best-corrected visual acuity outcomes after corneal laser refractive surgery, but variations in humidity or temperature do not appear to affect uncorrected visual acuity outcomes, the incidence of diffuse lamellar keratitis after LASIK, or need for enhancement after myopic LASIK or LASEK.
Anti-platelet-derived growth factor subunit B/anti-vascular endothelial growth factor benefits wet age-related macular degeneration
Recently released topline results from a phase Iib clinical trial of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration show significantly greater improvement in visual acuity among patients receiving combination therapy with Fovista, an investigational aptamer directed against PDGF-B, plus anti-VEGF therapy compared with anti-VEGF therapy alone.
Data favorable for flapless correction
Strict inclusion criteria apply for using the femtosecond laser flapless intrastromal procedure to treat presbyopia.
Prolate shape better maintained in wavefront-optimized PRK
The cornea maintains a better prolate shape after myopic PRK using a wavefront-optimized versus a wavefront-guided ablation profile.
Increased time spent outdoors during youth is associated with reduced myopia risk
Available observational evidence indicates that increased time spent outdoors is inversely associated with prevalent myopia, according to the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis presented by Anthony Khawaja, MBBS, and colleagues.
Review links appointment adherence with glaucoma surgery outcome
Adherence of patients with glaucoma to their follow-up appointments prior to trabeculectomy can be used to predict the outcome of the surgery, according to the results of a retrospective study presented by Ian A. Rodrigues, MBBS.
High myopia poses challenges
Data from multiple epidemiologic studies provide evidence linking myopia with an increased risk of open-angle glaucoma.
Making contact with kids
You might be reluctant to fit more children in contact lenses into your optical dispensary because you think it's difficult and time-consuming. However, the extra chair time is minimal, and the final rewards for the patient, the family, and you can be great, especially when contact lenses are medically necessary.
Intentional anisometropia creation treats diplopia
Planned anisometropia in patients with long-standing diplopia who are undergoing bilateral cataract surgery can be a triple-win situation, providing clear uncorrected vision at both distance and near while simultaneously eliminating or reducing awareness of pre-existing double vision.