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Publication Exclusive: Anterior sclerotomy used for adequate haptic externalization in glued IOL surgery

September 2, 2015

IOL implantation is an essential step for visual rehabilitation in cataract surgery or in cases of secondary IOL placement. When the IOL is placed within a capsular bag that is supported by the zonules 360° during cataract surgery, the IOL is usually in an acceptable and relatively stable position. However, in the absence of a posterior capsular bag, alternative approaches to IOL placement will be necessary.

These alternatives include anterior chamber placement of an anterior chamber IOL, iris-sutured IOL, ciliary sulcus placement of a posterior chamber IOL, scleral-supported posterior chamber IOL that includes the use of sutures, or scleral pocket-supported glued IOL. When placing an IOL in the anterior chamber or ciliary sulcus, the overall IOL length and the relative dimensions of the anterior chamber and ciliary sulcus are important considerations for a stable IOL implantation. This is less critical with an iris-sutured IOL placement, but mechanical rubbing of the IOL haptic against the iris should be prevented in such cases. In a scleral-fixated posterior chamber IOL using sutures, the suture length can be adjusted to compensate for the required optimal placement.

SightRisk USA launching algorithm to predict AMD risk

September 1, 2015
SightRisk USA will launch its new cloud-based algorithm for age-related macular degeneration at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas on September 17.The technology will be…
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Algorithm designed to guide treat-and-extend anti-VEGF dosing

September 1, 2015
A new algorithm may be used to tailor treat-and-extend regimens with intravitreal anti-VEGF agents to individual patients with retinal disease, according to a study.The…
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Eydie Miller-Ellis, MD, named president of JCAHPO

September 1, 2015
The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology has named Eydie Miller-Ellis, MD, as the organization’s 24th president, according to a press…

Publication Exclusive: Significant advantages abound for young patients who have laser vision correction

September 1, 2015
Greg has touched on the four most significant advantages of having laser vision correction — quality of life, better vision, cost savings and safety — while…
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PCON August 2015

Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by…
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BLOG: Stay professional on social media

August 27, 2015
Agustin Gonzalez, OD, says that you only have one chance to make a first impression – even on social media.He…
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YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
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