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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Improvements in instruments, sterilization and anesthesia set stage for office-based vitreoretinal surgeries

May 27, 2017

Remarkable advances in vitreoretinal surgery have occurred in the past 20 years. Diversified and miniaturized instruments have been produced, surgical time has dropped, and most procedures are done under local anesthesia, all of which have made hospitalization unnecessary in many cases. The number of vitreoretinal procedures performed in an outpatient setting has grown, and some surgeons feel that the time is about right to shift surgery to the office.

“There are currently 5,500 ambulatory surgical centers in the U.S. doing 25 million surgeries. We feel comfortable with it, at least in uncomplicated, routine cases,” Dante J. Pieramici, MD, said.

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BLOG: Whither AzaSite, part whatever — I give up

May 26, 2017
Has there ever a better medicine that had a rougher go than AzaSite? Seriously. AzaSite is the floppy eyelid syndrome of ophthalmic medications. Here we have a highly…
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VIDEO: Neurostimulator the latest tool for dry eye treatment

May 26, 2017
LOS ANGELES ― At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting here, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses the TrueTear neurostimulator device from…
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BLOG: The three Cs of practice consolidation

May 26, 2017
While the future of the Affordable Care Act remains uncertain, one element of health care “reform” won’t go away: Costs must be contained. Inevitably…
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Double-infusion cannula technique minimizes complications, optimizes outcomes

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2017
Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Priya Narang, MS
Endothelial keratoplasty helps to restore the sanctity of the corneal endothelium from both a functional and structural aspect. Graft tissue adherence to the corneal…
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Anatomical Characterization of the Nasolacrimal Canal Based on Computed Tomography in Children With Complex Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
To characterize anatomical variations of the nasolacrimal canal in patients with complex congenital nasolacrimal duct…
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Best of Retina Forum® 2016 - Diabetic Retinopathy: A Revolution in Treatment Options

This activity is supported by educational grants from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is an insidious, progressive disease. Diabetic macular edema (DME), which can occur at any…
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