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Endophthalmitis prophylaxis controversial in US, not Europe

October 20, 2014

CHICAGO — Intracameral antibiotics may be the future for endophthalmitis prophylaxis, but further research is needed, a speaker said here.

“It is controversial; it is difficult to do a large-scale study appropriately because of the low rate of infection, as well as multiple different variables that could be reintroduced,” Francis S. Mah, MD, said at Cornea Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

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New algorithm optimizes IOL calculations in long, short eyes

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — A refined intraoperative aberrometry algorithm improved refractive outcomes in unusually long and short eyes that underwent cataract surgery, a speaker…
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Intracameral antibiotics prevent postoperative endophthalmitis

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Intracameral cefuroxime and moxifloxacin reduced the risk of endophthalmitis resulting from phacoemulsification, a speaker told colleagues…
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Dexamethasone punctum plug reduces inflammation, pain

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — A tapered-release dexamethasone punctum plug was superior to a placebo punctum plug in clearing anterior chamber cells and reducing pain after cataract…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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New IOLs increase depth of focus

October 2, 2014
LONDON – Manfred Tetz, MD, discusses early results with the Symfony IOL during the European Society of Cataract…
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Endophthalmitis prophylaxis controversial in US, not Europe

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Intracameral antibiotics may be the future for endophthalmitis prophylaxis, but further research is needed, a speaker said…
figure Meeting News Coverage

New algorithm optimizes IOL calculations in long, short eyes

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — A refined intraoperative aberrometry algorithm improved refractive outcomes in unusually long and short eyes that underwent cataract…
Meeting News Coverage

Intracameral antibiotics prevent postoperative endophthalmitis

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Intracameral cefuroxime and moxifloxacin reduced the risk of endophthalmitis resulting from phacoemulsification, a speaker told…
Meeting News Coverage

Dexamethasone punctum plug reduces inflammation, pain

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — A tapered-release dexamethasone punctum plug was superior to a placebo punctum plug in clearing anterior chamber cells and reducing…
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MIGS relevant to cataract surgeons

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO —  Microinvasive glaucoma surgery is an opportunity to establish glaucoma as a surgical disease, according to a speaker here…
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Trulign toric IOL now available in extended power range

October 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Bausch + Lomb announced that its Trulign toric IOL is now available in an expanded power range, according to a company press…
FDA News

Abbott granted 510(k) FDA clearance for two cataract surgery products

October 17, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Abbott 510(k) clearance for its Cataract Operating System 3 and Liquid Optics Interface 12.Both…
In the Journals

Study: Visual function similar in blue, UV-light filtering IOLs

October 15, 2014
There were no significant differences in visual acuity or macular changes between eyes implanted with UV- or blue-light filtering intraocular lenses…
In the Journals

Cataract surgery with toric IOL corrects astigmatism in post-corneal transplant eyes

October 14, 2014
Cataract surgery with toric IOL implantation improved visual acuity and corrected astigmatism in eyes that previously underwent corneal…
In the Journals

Cataract surgery lowers IOP in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma

October 8, 2014
In patients with narrow angles and chronic angle-closure glaucoma, cataract surgery was shown to reduce IOP, according to study findings.The…
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