Uday Devgan, MD, focuses his blog on premium-channel IOLs, including accommodating, multifocal, toric, and other innovative designs. Current techniques, research, trials, issues, and case studies will be presented with an emphasis on surgical and clinical pearls for maximizing patient results.

Learning from colleagues in other countries

June 16, 2014

Eye clinic charts have such specialized notations that an ophthalmologist can effectively decipher the entire visit no matter the language. You could receive an…

Cost of generic ocular steroids varies

June 4, 2014

Every week, I work with ophthalmology residents in the operating room at a county hospital to teach them surgical techniques, primarily in cataract surgery. The patients…

Photo quiz: Corneal edema after uneventful cataract surgery

December 31, 2013

This patient had uneventful cataract surgery 2 weeks earlier and presents with 20/25 vision with some peripheral corneal edema and persistent cell and flare (Fig. 1)…

$1 million mistake? Not for ophthalmologists

September 24, 2013

The title of a recent CBS article certainly grabbed my attention, “$1 Million Mistake: Becoming a Doctor.” With a title like that I just had to click on the…

Extra caution needed in cataract surgery for retinitis pigmentosa cases

August 30, 2013

Patients with retinitis pigmentosa develop cataracts earlier in life and surgery for these patients presents some challenges. While these patients have relatively soft…

Should ophthalmologists-in-training be allowed to use a femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery?

August 1, 2013

I was communicating with a colleague who was adamant that ophthalmology residents should not use a femtosecond laser to assist in cataract surgery since it would hinder…

On-label and off-label discussions

June 18, 2013

My residents were surprised when I explained to them that there are two distinct kinds of physician meetings and that the content of each is markedly…

Treating an anatomic problem vs. providing an improved functional outcome

May 22, 2013

A patient presented to me recently with a history of cataract surgery in the left eye done a year ago.He had a wide superior scleral tunnel incision and what appeared to…

Remembering Dr. Stephen Ryan – the giant and the gentleman

May 8, 2013

While a medical student at USC, I was fortunate to interact with Stephen Ryan, MD, as both dean of the medical school as well as professor of ophthalmology. He will…

Interesting presentations highlight Oregon meeting

March 15, 2013

I had the pleasure of recently attending the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Portland. I enjoyed connecting with many colleagues and friends, including…