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Handheld keratometry readings comparable before, after anesthesia

November 25, 2014

Handheld keratometry measurements were as reliable in patients under anesthesia as in awake patients, regardless of positioning, according to a study. However, readings trended toward being flatter in patients when muscle relaxants were used at induction.

“Corneal curvature measurements are often obtained under general anesthesia in difficult patients and children, especially to calculate intraocular lens power before cataract surgery. Knowing whether these measurements correlate well with measurements in clinic is important,” the authors said.

In the Journals

LASIK maintains corneal integrity despite long-term regression in high myopes

November 25, 2014
Long-term analysis of LASIK outcomes in patients with high myopia and astigmatism showed corneal integrity was maintained even though myopia regressed, according to a…
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Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Failure to properly clean and store contact lenses significantly increased risk for acute conjunctivitis, according to a presenter at the 2014…

VIDEO BLOG: Close encounters of a difficult kind

November 25, 2014
In her latest video blog, Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, discusses the popularity and effectiveness of intacs implantation when treating

BLOG: Wish list for femtosecond cataract surgery

November 24, 2014
As a relative latecomer to femtosecond cataract surgery, I’m impressed by the technology’s ease of adoption and delivery of the promised “goods”…
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Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: Common Management Policies Among Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 4, 2014
To study common management policies of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNDLO) among pediatric…
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Clinical Case: Starting therapy in a patient newly diagnosed with wet AMD

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

Successful early treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers the best odds for maintaining visual acuity…
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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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