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Publication Exclusive: Surgeons detail steps for simple limbal epithelial transplantation

Publication Exclusive: Surgeons detail steps for simple limbal epithelial transplantation
August 24, 2016
In 1964, Jose Barraquer described a surgical technique for limbal stem cell deficiency, or LSCD. The paramount finding of extensive LSCD is conjunctival transgression across the corneal-conjunctival border and the limbus and onto the cornea, resulting in vascularization, chronic inflammation, persistent epithelial defects and recurrent erosions, which uninterrupted can progress to corneal opacity and transform to a skin-like corneal surface with corneal blindness. These border “policemen” between the corneal and conjunctival territories are largely accepted as the limbal stem cells that are believed to be housed within the radial fibrovascular ridges, the limbal palisades of Vogt.
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Application of whole blood before staining improves outcomes of macular hole surgery

August 23, 2016
Application of whole blood followed by brilliant blue staining of the internal limiting membrane allowed earlier and better visual rehabilitation in macular hole surgery…

Publication Exclusive: Good early results seen with pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplasty in failed grafts

August 23, 2016
Graft failure in any situation can happen due to inherent defects in the donor graft or pre-existing pathology in the recipient. Inherent graft issues such as low…
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Presbia completes purchase of Neoptics

August 23, 2016
Presbia Ireland Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Presbia PLC, has purchased the assets of Neoptics AG. The purchase includes Neoptics’ intellectual property…
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VIDEO: Surgeon reviews pros and cons of prophylactic measures

August 23, 2016
At Hawaiian Eye, Terrence P. O'Brien, MD, relates the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute's experience with infection prevention measures in patients undergoing cataract surgery…
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Baseline Predictors of Vitreomacular Adhesion/Traction Resolution Following an Intravitreal Injection of Ocriplasmin

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, August 2016, Volume 47 Issue 8
To determine factors predicting response to ocriplasmin (Jetrea; ThromboGenics, Iselin, NJ) response in patients with…
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Cataract360 - Fundamentals, Techniques, & Technology: Volume 1, Number 1

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics, Alcon Research, Ltd., and Bausch + Lomb.

This issue focuses on femtosecond laser cataract surgery, optimizing astigmatic correction, wound architecture and…
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VIDEO: Surgeon relates positive experience with intracameral medications

August 19, 2016
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