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Vanessa Caceres
DMEK associated with better visual quality
A focus on functional vision outcomes in patients who had both DMEK and DSAEK procedures found that the DMEK procedure yielded quality of vision superior to that of DSAEK.
Extended-depth-of-focus IOLs expand surgical options
Surgeons share their lessons learned about new lens technologies for refractive cataract surgery, such as extended-depth-of-focus IOLs.
5 intriguing ARVO abstracts about uveitis
At the 2016 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting in Seattle, about 100 uveitis and uveitis-related papers and posters were presented by researchers from around the world. The presentations covered a wide range of research initiatives that are underway to treat–or at least understand how to address–uveitis. Here are five intriguing abstracts of research that were presented at the meeting.
Study tracks clinical use of dexamethasone implant for DME
A 6-month analysis from the REINFORCE study of the dexamethasone intravitreal implant Ozurdex found an average of one- to two-line vision gains and no new safety concerns.
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIK
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIK
Refractive surgeons can consider fibrin adhesives to prevent the recurrence of epithelial ingrowth after LASIK.
Exploring SLT efficacy for prior incisional glaucoma surgery
Selective laser trabeculoplasty is a reasonable treatment option to reduce IOP in glaucoma patients who have had previous glaucoma surgery.
Targeting survival pathway for future therapeutics for diabetic retinopathy
The transcription factor XBP1 appears to have an expanding role in endothelial cell survival and retinal vascular degeneration as it relates to aging and diabetes.
Why choosing the right multifocal IOL patients is important
The best candidates for multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) are highly motivated, have nearly perfect optics, and have healthy tear film. Otherwise, patients could have issues with contrast sensitivity, glare, and haloes.
Multiple next-generation stents lead to better IOP control
The use of multiple second-generation stent systems led to a 20% or higher reduction in IOP in a group of patients with mild-to-moderate, open-angle glaucoma.
New dual blade can help surgeons lower IOP
A new trabecular meshwork excision blade takes a new approach in IOP reduction.