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How do surgeons approach enhancements in refractive surgery patients?

August 27, 2014

CEDARS Debates is a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News. CEDARS — Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society — is a group of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology.

As laser refractive surgery enters its third decade of widespread use in the U.S., an increasing number of patients are now returning for enhancements. LASIK patients, in particular, present the dilemma of how to approach the enhancement.

In the Journals

Canaloplasty poses risk of Descemet's membrane detachment

August 26, 2014
Canaloplasty was associated with a slight risk of Descemet’s membrane detachment, with or without intracorneal hemorrhage, according to study findings.The…
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Telehealth technology may be key to adequate screening of patients with diabetes

August 26, 2014
As I discussed in a previous issue, but worth repeating, diabetes affects 382 million people worldwide, fully 3.3% of the population. The number of diabetics is expected…
FDA News

FDA grants labeling extension to class 3 contact lenses, IOLS

August 26, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on its website that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health has granted a 1-year extension of the Sept. 24, 2014…
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Clinical Science

Epiretinal Membrane Peeling After Uncomplicated Primary Retinal Detachment Repair

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina
Online Advanced Release, August 26, 2014
To identify rates and potential risk factors for epiretinal membrane (ERM) and for membrane peel (MP) after 23- or…
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Treating Glaucoma Amidst Comorbid Conditions

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Laboratories, Inc..

Leading clinicians discuss managing glaucoma in the context of ocular surface disease and systemic concerns.
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Meeting News Coverage Video

Speaker discusses HOME study

August 13, 2014
At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, David S. Boyer, MD, discusses results from the HOME…
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