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Cover Story: Ocular anesthesia trends toward 'fewer needles, no pain'

September 25, 2016

Various innovations in technology and methods have revolutionized ocular surgery by maximizing outcomes and safety, shortening surgical time and reducing stress on patients.

Patient comfort and immobility are also critical to surgical success and safety, and anesthesia plays a key role. Currently, ophthalmic surgeons use intravenous sedation and topical or infiltration methods such as retrobulbar anesthesia, peribulbar anesthesia and subconjunctival anesthesia to achieve akinesia.

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VIDEO: Astigmatism management an issue in all types of ocular surgery

September 24, 2016
COPENHAGEN – Béatrice Cochener, MD, PhD, president elect of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, talks about management of…

STAAR Surgical receives approval of EVO Visian toric ICL from Health Canada

September 23, 2016
STAAR Surgical announced the Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada approved the EVO Visian toric ICL for distribution in Canada. In contrast to traditional contact…

Heidelberg receives FDA clearance to market Spectralis OCT glaucoma module

September 23, 2016
Heidelberg Engineering received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market the Spectralis OCT Glaucoma Module Premium Edition, which creates an anatomic map unique to each…
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Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort, according to recent…
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Intraocular Pressure in Premature Low Birth Weight Infants

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
To evaluate the intraocular pressure (IOP) and central corneal thickness (CCT) in premature low birth weight (LBW)…
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Central and Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

This activity is supported by educational grants from Allergan, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The advent of intravitreal therapies to treat retinal diseases has revolutionized the management of retinal pathology…
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VIDEO: Surgeon relates efforts to save eyes, rehabilitate patients after pellet gun injuries

September 21, 2016
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