August 31, 2014
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Top 5 ophthalmology videos of August

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In August, a variety of perspectives and surgical technique videos from scientific meetings were the most frequently viewed Ocular Surgery News videos published on Healio.com.

From the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego to Kiawah Eye and the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society meeting in Chennai, India, surgeons offered a glimpse into timely topics of interest to ophthalmologists.

Here are the most-viewed ophthalmology videos for the month of August:

1. PLANET study shows differences in pain from intravitreal injections

At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, Arshad Khanani, MD, discusses his presentation of the PLANET study, which compared pain and inflammation from intravitreal injections of ranibizumab and aflibercept. Watch the video.

2. Residual astigmatism removal in eye with toric IOL and open capsule

From Kiawah Eye 2014, Kerry Solomon, MD, discusses the technique he used in a case to remove residual astigmatism in an eye with a toric IOL and an open capsule. Watch the video.

3. First live PDEK surgery performed at IIRSI in Chennai

Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth, performs pre-Descemet's endothelial keratoplasty during the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI) meeting in Chennai, India, on July 5, 2014.

The video on PDEK showcases the separation of the pre-Descemet's layer along with DM-endothelial complex by creation of typical type 1 bubble which spreads from the center to the periphery. In this live surgery video on PDEK in PBK eye various challenges were encountered. Intraoperative hyphema occurred due to a trickling of blood from the side port incision following descemetorrhexis. The coagulated blood was removed with the vitrectomy probe, and the AC was cleared of blood. The AC was observed to be shallow, so a trocar was introduced and dry vitrectomy was performed. This led to an increase in the AC depth, which is ideal for implanting the graft. The donor graft was then loaded and injected inside the eye followed by gentle unrolling of the graft with air and fluid. Watch the video.

4. Speaker: Ocriplasmin simulates surgery

At the American Society of Retina Specialists in San Diego, Pravin U. Dugel, MD, discusses his experience with ocriplasmin and future applications of the therapy. Watch the video.

5. Long-term RISE and RIDE study results show early treatment key in DME treatment

At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, David Brown, MD, discusses his presentation of 5-year data from the RISE and RIDE studies. Watch the video.