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Lynda Charters
Patching after unilateral cataract: Less may be more
Gradual reductions in the amount of patching from 3 to 4 hours at 1 year of age showed significantly better outcomes in children who undergo unilateral congenital cataract surgery.
Uncovering diagnostic clues, insights in pediatric neurodegenerative cases
Recognition of the neuro-ophthalmic findings in pediatric neurodegenerative diseases may yield insight into the diagnosis of these diseases. Ophthalmic clues should not be overlooked.
Novel glaucoma treatments factor in scleral behavior
Innovations in sustained-drug delivery and neuroprotection are bringing glaucoma specialists one step closer to additional therapeutic options.
Limiting inflammation may decrease nerve damage, preserve cell function
Evidence supports the involvement of an important pathway in retinal ganglion cell dysfunction and death in traumatic optic neuropathy.
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.
New molecule enhances effect of anti-VEGF therapy for DME
Activation of Tie2–as a result of subcutaneous administration of AKB-9778 (Aerpio Therapeutics) in combination with an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy–enhances the effect of an anti-VEGF drug on diabetic macular edema (DME).
Dropless cataract surgery effective choice without compliance issues
Dropless prophylaxis in patients scheduled to undergo cataract surgery seems to be more practical than and as efficacious as the standard of care for use in this patient population.
DSEK or DMEK? Choosing the best for patients with corneal edema
Careful consideration must be given to the timing and choice of surgery in eyes with corneal edema.
ILM peeling with retinal staining aids macular hole closure
Peeling of the internal limiting membrane with staining of retinal tissues might help macular hole closure and resolve retinal schisis.
4 pattern recognition skills that are relevant in clinic
4 pattern recognition skills that are relevant in clinic
Knowledge of pathologic patterns is necessary in medical retina, especially patterns that are unusual or rare. Pattern recognition skills are essential in medical retina. Lawrence Yannuzzi, MD, highlights four patterns that he believes are relevant in clinical practice and should be recognized–and not missed–by retinal specialists.