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Vanessa Caceres
Role of dysfunctional lens in refractive lens exchange
Staging patients based on their ocular pathologies using the most advanced diagnostic tools can result in excellent image quality by precisely establishing the need for lens- or corneal-based procedures.
Centroid value, posterior cornea info adds game for toric calculators
Cataract surgeons using toric intraocular lens (IOL) calculators are more likely to have better outcomes when using a centroid value for their surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), rather than a mean or a median value.
NRTIs hold promise for preventing or treating AMD
Nucleoside-reverse, transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) or their derivatives could one day be used to prevent or treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to Jayakrishna Ambati, MD.
Endocryotherapy shows potential for hemangioblastoma
Endocryotherapy shows potential for hemangioblastoma
Endocryotherapy is a good treatment option for patients with larger retinal angiomatous tumors.
Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globe
Practice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
Marketing your practice on social media platforms
Put a plan in place now for both your general online and social media presence so you can use them to effectively to communicate with and educate patients, said Kimberly Cockerham, MD, and Usiwoma Abugo, MD, Central Valley Eye Medical Group, Stockton, California.
Study: Visual acuity outcomes similar, but FLACS has some advantages
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) facilitated a precise capsulotomy and reduced phaco energy in a recent ongoing study with about 100 consecutive eyes, said Jeffrey Whitman, MD, Key-Whitman Eye Center, Dallas.
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
The approved use of wavefront-guided technology for mixed astigmatism may help ophthalmologists to reach another potential group of patients.
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Infections after blepharoplasty are uncommon with or without the use of an antibiotic ointment. However, if infections occur, be suspicious of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Mark A. Alford, MD.
TREX-AMD trial finds visual gains from treat-and-extend vs. monthly
Treat-and-extend approach for neovascular AMD leads to beneficial results in 2-year clinical trial.