Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition


The following articles appeared in the print edition of OCULAR SURGERY NEWS U.S. EDITION.

Table of Contents

Laser trabeculoplasty should be considered in elderly glaucoma patients

Savak Teymoorian, MD, MBA

FDA panel recommends approval of riboflavin/UVA cross-linking system

Nanotechnology under study to provide long-term treatment of glaucoma

Pazopanib eye drops fail to reduce frequency of Lucentis injections for neovascular AMD

Now is the time to integrate ICD-10 into your practice

Ronald Purnell, MBA, COE

Latest generation formulas yield more accurate refractive outcomes in small adult eyes

Visual prognosis poor in older patients with open globe injuries

Decentered multifocal IOLs may be cause of worsened vision

Challenges of pterygium surgery overcome using bare sclera technique with MMC

Surgeon-bent cystotome simplifies prechop technique in cataract surgery

Take posterior cornea into account when correcting astigmatism

By the Numbers

What is your practice’s fragility score?

John B. Pinto

Complications Consult

Coexisting conditions can alter aniridia approach

Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DipNB
; Dhivya Ashok Kumar, MD
; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth

Cover Story

Corneal surgeons overcoming challenges, maximizing outcomes with DMEK

Global Notebook

Light for Sight 21 raises awareness, promotes detection and treatment of keratoconus in children with Down syndrome

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Woman presents with white retinal lesions

Kendra A. Klein, MD; Jay S. Duker, MD

In the Journals

Good results seen with air injection, tissue plasminogen activator in eyes with submacular hemorrhages due to AMD

Glued transscleral IOL fixation shows long-term stability

Povidone-iodine may have led to decrease in postoperative endophthalmitis over 20 years

Latanoprost may preserve visual field in patients with glaucoma

Posterior corneal elevation, irregular astigmatism affect vision in childhood glaucoma

Choroidal thickness reduced in most regions of eyes with full-thickness macular holes

Vitrectomy for lamellar macular hole may not require air tamponade

Computer program may offer second opinion at bedside for plus disease

Lindstrom's Perspective

DMEK will eventually show superiority in hands of expert surgeons

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Meeting News Coverage

NASA looks at visual impairment intracranial pressure risk in astronauts

Zeiss announces launch of Humphrey Field Analyzer 3

Progressive retinal nerve fiber layer loss associated with quality of life measure changes

Patient management individualized by presentation in normal tension glaucoma

Speaker: Diabetic retinopathy screening may be possible at hemodialysis centers

Prevalence of normal tension glaucoma varies with ethnicity

Pattern scanning laser trabeculoplasty compares well with selective laser trabeculoplasty

Uveal metastasis from lung cancer has high mortality rate

Fixed-dose combination reduces diurnal IOP better than individual components

Increased risk of angle closure, elevated IOP possible after anti-VEGF injection

Hydrus plus cataract surgery maintains decreased IOP without medications

Early studies examine neuroregeneration in optic neuropathies

Graft thickness has little effect on refractive shift after DSEK, phaco

IOP outcomes may not be affected by postop steroids after combined cataract, trabecular micro-bypass surgery

Micro-lumen aqueous shunt may prevent persistent hypotony

Fixed-dose combination therapy outperforms prostaglandin alone in reducing diurnal IOP

Custom sequence testing may accurately define glaucoma severity

News You Can Use from UPMC Eye Center

More studies comparing placement sites of tube shunts needed

Julia Polat, MD

Refractive Surgery Stories

Surgeon experiences ‘humanness’ of fear during LASIK

John Berdahl, MD

Surgical Maneuvers

PDEK can be combined with glued IOL technique

Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Priya Narang, MS

The Premium Channel

Utilize advanced diagnostics in an efficient manner for best outcomes

Mitchell A. Jackson, MD