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Corticosteroids may alleviate low-humidity effects in dry eye patients

July 28, 2015

The use of corticosteroid eye drop therapy may lessen the acute adverse effects of low-humidity environment stress for dry eye disease patients, according to a study.

The single-group crossover clinical trial evaluated 20 patients with aqueous deficient dry eye to determine the effectiveness of artificial tears and corticosteroid eye drop therapy.

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

July 29, 2015
Loose zonules complicate cataract surgery because their laxity makes removal of the nucleus and cortex challenging and limits stability of the IOL. In some patients we…
In the Journals

Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
Between 1999 and 2013, Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and older had lower rates of mortality and hospitalization, as well as lower expenditures…
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Novel cornea transplant technique approved for first-in-man trial in India

July 28, 2015
A novel transplant technique that delivers tissue to scarred cornea via synthetic biodegradable membrane has been approved for a first-in-man safety trial by the Indian…
BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery BlogVideo

BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery

July 28, 2015
This blog demonstrates a live PDEK surgery that was performed at the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society meeting in Chennai, India, by Amar Agarwal, MS…
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Practical Retina

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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Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

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

Postoperative pain and inflammation can result as a consequence of cataract surgery despite advances in surgical…
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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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