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Publication Exclusive: Horizontal phaco chop makes cataract surgery more efficient with less ultrasonic energy

Publication Exclusive: Horizontal phaco chop makes cataract surgery more efficient with less ultrasonic energy
April 28, 2015

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Kunihiro Nagahara described the technique of phaco chop, which transformed cataract surgery by making it more efficient. His idea was simple: Use mechanical energy to break the cataract nucleus into smaller pieces instead of using the standard divide-and-conquer technique. Phaco chop requires less ultrasonic energy to disassemble the nucleus, and that means less damage to the delicate corneal endothelial cells, which makes for less inflammation and a faster postoperative recovery.

VIDEO: Femtosecond laser adds swept-source OCT imaging Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Femtosecond laser adds swept-source OCT imaging

April 28, 2015
At the American Academy of Cataract Surgery meeting here, Michael Endl, MD, discusses the latest upgrades to the Victus femtosecond laser platform (Bausch + Lomb)…
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Oval suction ring may create smaller flap during LASIK

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — New oval suction rings may be help create smaller oval flaps during myopic LASIK surgery, according to a presentation here at the American Society of…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
VIDEO: Surgeon discusses positive results with toric IOL Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Surgeon discusses positive results with toric IOL

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO ― At the American Academy of Cataract Surgery meeting here, Jay S. Pepose, MD, discusses surgical results he shared in a poster presentation on the Trulign…
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Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2015, Volume 46 Issue 3
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PDT in Modern Retina Practice

Insights on the Role of PDT in Retina Practice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Although anti-VEGF agents are well established as first-line therapy for age-related macular degeneration, more recent…
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VIDEO: Surgeon discusses positive results with toric IOL

VIDEO: Surgeon discusses positive results with toric IOL

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO ― At the American Academy of Cataract Surgery meeting here, Jay S. Pepose, MD, discusses surgical results he…
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