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Lynda Charters
Lynda Charters is a freelance medical writer.
Drug device safe, tolerated for post-cataract pain
A sustained-release dexamethasone implant is safe and well tolerated when used to control pain and inflammation after cataract surgery, according to investigators.
Does dexamethasone implant add benefit in ranibizumab patients?
The addition of dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) to a continuing regimen of ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) did not produce results in visual acuity outcomes that differed from those achieved with ranibizumab alone at 6 months. However, there was an improvement in the central macular thickness on OCT in patients.
Confessions of an innovator
The development of many innovations in ophthalmology did not happen in a straightforward manner as shown in these case examples.
How endothelial cell loss in DSEK compares to PK
At the 10-year time point after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty, the endothelial cell density is comparable to that after penetrating keratoplasty at the same time.
Adherence to drug regimens may increase with generics
The costs associated with medications for patients with glaucoma continue to have a significant effect on adherence. Making a switch from branded to generic drugs may make a difference for some patients in certain cases.
Observations may provide evidence of systemic effect of anti-VEGF therapy
Intravitreal aflibercept may be associated with systemic effects based on an observable reaction in the fellow eyes of patients with diabetic macular edema.
Swept-source OCT affords greater detailing in vitreous imaging
Three main attributes for swept-source optical coherence tomography involve deeper range of imaging into the eye, less sensitivity roll-off with depth, and faster scanning speed.
Induced tropia test eases diagnostic difficulties in children
The induced tropia test refines fixation testing and can better identify children with amblyopia or an organic visual deficit.
Endothelial keratoplasty: Interplay of glaucoma, corneal surgery
Endothelial keratoplasty makes it easier to follow patients with glaucoma and lowers the risk of ocular surface disease.
Five pearls for protecting the endothelium during cataract surgery
Five pearls should be considered to protect the endothelium after cataract surgery. These involve consideration of the phacoemulsification techniques and technology, use of viscoelastics, irrigation and aspiration techniques, intracameral medications, and postoperative medications.