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Going 'back to basics' effective for most cases of blepharitis

November 24, 2014

Staying with my “back to basics” theme after returning from my all-too-short summer sojourn at the beach, I thought it appropriate to talk about one of the most fundamental problems we face when treating dry eye syndrome and ocular surface disease: blepharitis.

When I think back on my days as a resident at New York University, the most indelible memory I have is explaining blepharitis to patients — what it is and how it is treated — and how many times I recited the same story each day in the eye clinics. Blepharitis probably taught me more about patient communication than any other single thing in my residency.

In the Journals

Modified monovision yields better intermediate, distance visual acuity

November 24, 2014
Modified pseudophakic monovision resulted in better binocular intermediate and distance visual acuity than conventional monovision, according to a study. However…
In the Journals

HbA1c, diabetic retinopathy relationship supports cut-point diagnosis in Asians

November 24, 2014
The use of HbA1c levels to diagnose diabetes is appropriate among Asian populations, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &

Ocular Therapeutix reports third-quarter net loss of $7.3 million

November 24, 2014
Ocular Therapeutix reported a third-quarter net loss of approximately $7.3 million, or $0.48 per share, compared with a net loss of $3.5 million, or $1.34 per share, in…
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VIDEO: Pearls on dealing with refractive surprises

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — At the OSN New York meeting here, Larry Berstein, MD, discusses the best way to avoid refractive surprises and how to manage them when they do happen.
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Influences of Topical Cyclopentolate on Anterior Chamber Parameters With a Dual-Scheimpflug Analyzer in Healthy Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 19, 2014
To evaluate the changes of anterior segment parameters following the topical instillation of cyclopentolate…
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Management of retinal vascular diseases with anti-VEGF therapy has been well-established through large-scale trials…
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VIDEO: Forced infusion phaco

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York 2014, Uday Devgan, MD, discusses forced infusion phaco in cataract surgery.
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