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Nancy Groves
Strategies guide efficiency in modern medical practice
Improving practice efficiency is more likely to be successful when undertaken with a long-term view as well as an understanding of trends in the healthcare environment.
Enhanced technology measures both anterior eye segment, axial length
By adding optical biometry to the anterior segment tomography features of the Pentacam HR, a new unit has the capabilities of two devices in one.
Tool allows cataract extraction, IOL implantation, silicone oil removal in one-stage procedure
A new instrument can be used during cataract surgery to remove silicone oil placed in the vitreous cavity during prior surgery for complicated retinal detachment.
Allergy or dry eye: Which is it?
Ocular surface disease may be multifactorial, presenting a challenge to the physician in making a correct diagnosis and management plan.
Squalamine for AMD ‘robust’ in eyes containing CNV lesions
Combination treatment with squalamine lactate ophthalmic solution 0.2% and ranibizumab PRN resulted in improved visual function in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration compared with treatment with ranibizumab alone.
Specificity key for smooth transition to ICD-10
Training and well-planned implementation will serve practices well as they anticipate the transition to ICD-10.
Therapeutic options for managing fungal keratitis limited
Natamycin was superior to voriconazole in a randomized clinical trial for outcome measures, such as visual acuity and perforations.
Novel tool polishes, sweeps debris from entire anterior capsule
A new capsule polisher can efficiently polish and sweep debris from the entire anterior capsule.
Slit lamp features five-step magnification
With the availability of a new slit lamp (Xcel 455, Reichert Technologies) also comes the ability for clinicians to switch easily to higher magnifications—further improving diagnosis and treatment—in a cost-effective instrument.
Stepwise strategy to dry eye targets vigilance, education, follow-up visits
A more comprehensive, meticulous approach to the assessment and treatment of chronic dry eye may improve its management and prevent ocular injury and damage resulting from delays in care.