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Publication Exclusive: Correct technique, tools can optimize femtosecond surgery outcomes

June 30, 2015

Modern-day cataract surgery requires lysis of most, if not all, corticocapsular adhesions toward the outer lens surface and freeing cortical-nuclear attachments in the interior of the cataractous lens. Hydrodissection is utilized to shear corticocapsular adhesions, while hydrodelineation breaks the epinuclear-nuclear adhesions. These surgical steps will facilitate in-the-bag nuclear rotation, thus assisting in lens division and removal by the technique of the surgeon’s choice. Further, such separation of the cortex from the lens capsule will simplify cortical cleanup and help preserve an intact posterior lens capsule for in-the-bag IOL placement. Incomplete lysis of corticocapsular adhesions can impede effective nuclear rotation and may result in possible zonular stretch and/or zonular lysis that can compromise the capsule-zonular complex.

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VIDEO: Carefully supervise patients when using generics

June 29, 2015
SEATTLE – Mel Friedman, OD, lectured on three topics here at Optometry’s Meeting, one of which covered  the use of brand vs. generic pharmaceutical…
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Rates of insurance coverage increase due to same-sex marriage laws

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Marriage equality laws were associated with increases in employer-sponsored health insurance and reductions in state-funded Medicaid assistance for both men and women in…
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ERM surgery may be equally effective in eyes with and without high myopia

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AOA takes stand against remotely performed eye exams

June 29, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association House of Delegates passed a resolution here at Optometry’s Meeting stating that “the optimal delivery of…
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VIDEO: Anisocoria may indicate serious systemic conditions

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SEATTLE – Here at Optometry’s Meeting, Rich Mangan, OD, said optometrists can pick up subtle changes that…
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Eye proves to be a key component of effective concussion diagnosis, treatment

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2015
The eye and the visual system have become a focus in methods to assess, diagnose, treat and manage concussions, and…
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VIDEO: Optometry has a role in treating balance, vestibular issues

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – Optometrists should be involved in or at least in the loop in providing care to patients with…
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