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CLINICAL

ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolatesThe most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
DAILIES TOTAL1®: Changing Patient's Lives with Exceptional Vision & ComfortGreat vision correction can make all the difference in a person’s life. As early as my grade school days, I wanted to impact lives in a positive way by providing unique and individualized eye care. In practice today, I recommend daily disposable contact lenses for patients of all ages and professional backgrounds, including new and current contact lens wearers alike, to meet visual demands, enhance wear comfort and promote convenience.
27-gauge presents new paradigm of intraocular precision for vitrectomyModern 27-gauge equipment for vitrectomy has introduced a new paradigm in vitreoretinal surgery marked by enhanced precision and control.
Temporary scleral buckling offers advantages for retinal detachmentTemporary scleral buckling performed with a removable external device provides the benefits of scleral buckling while addressing its downsides as surgery for a detached retina.
Glaucoma patients' gender plays a role in treatmentsLouise A. Sclafani, OD, FAAO, talks about the different concerns with men and women when diagnosing and treating glaucoma patients at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Exploring wider role for premium IOL implantation in glaucoma patientsWhen it comes to recommending a premium IOL, a patient’s glaucoma is only one factor to consider. Just like any other patient planning cataract surgery, visual needs and preferences for/against glasses are also important factors.
Medically managing glaucoma
Medically managing glaucomaOptometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO, sits down to talk about managing glaucoma, treatment recommendations, intraocular pressure, and new medications in treating glaucoma at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progression
Corneal hysteresis indicator for glaucoma progressionJustin Schweitzer, OD, in Sioux Falls, SD, examines corneal hysteresis and discusses how it may be an indicator for glaucoma progression in patients at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, NV.
Anatomic outcome more precise in defining DME treatment failureThe goal of treatment for diabetic macular edema is to maintain or improve vision, but improvement of edema is a better metric for determining whether the treatment is having a benefit or failing.
How to achieve a calm, stress-free ORAchieving the best visual outcomes in challenging cases is a high priority in surgical retina. However, meeting that goal involves a high level of creativity, especially in complex cases associated with other ocular comorbidities.