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Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
Managing presbyopia with evolving inlay technology
Innovation does not cease and nor should our ability to stay abreast of the latest surgical options for our patients. The ever-growing population of presbyopes is endless, and the desire to rid oneself of spectacles is unquenchable.
Intense pulsed light bridges eye care and aesthetics
What is this age-defying modern technology that a young, nonmedical professional is applying to her face? It is a YAG laser combined with an intense pulse light (IPL).
Managing presbyopia heading into the year 2020
Patients don’t have to wait for 2020 to achieve 20/20 vision at near without spectacles or contact lenses. Rather, the advancements we have seen just in the past few years should be enough to help manage their expectations.
Avoiding the pitfall of epithelial basement membrane dystrophy
I am again reminding you that optometry has a renewed purpose in the management of our cataract and refractive patients.
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgery
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgery
The longer the time since the last outbreak, the better
Managing LASIK complications
A U.S. patent was granted to Gholam A. Peyman, MD, in June 1989 for a method of modifying the corneal curvature of the eye. The surgical procedure involved cutting a flap in the cornea, pulling the flap back to expose the corneal bed, ablating the exposed surface and then replacing the flap. The current procedure of laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) was not FDA approved until 1999.
The latest tool for photo-refractive comanagement
When a colleague or a patient utters the phrase “intelligent design” (ID), it is challenging for me to not roll my eyes as far back as some patients’ contact lenses get lost up there. Honestly, if we really think about it, the design of the ocular system is far from intelligent.
Integrated care means integrating the best care
Historically, optometry and ophthalmology have worked in parallel universes with very little room to cross paths. Yet, this model didn’t provide the appropriate care necessary for our aging populace.
New correction option for presbyopes
New correction option for presbyopes
At present we are limited with our ability to treat presbyopes. Sure, we have progressives and multifocal contact lenses; however, from a surgical standpoint, monovision corneal refractive surgery is limited, and clear lens extraction is often extreme for emmetropes.
How technology changed optometry’s role in cataract comanagement
Cataract surgery has entered that technology zone enabling surgeons the opportunity to provide sutureless and bladeless surgery, in vivo axis orientation and aberrometry measurements, and now, remove the drops from this pervasive procedure.