Surgical Maneuvers

Surgical Maneuvers

Discussing the latest surgical tips, techniques and pearls.

Surgical Maneuvers

Less is more with glaucoma surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2018
Mark J. Gallardo, MD
The glaucoma surgery procedure profile has expanded, with many choices for the surgeon to utilize to assist in the management of sight-threatening…
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Step-by-step breakdown of double infusion cannula technique for bullous keratopathy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2018
Priya Narang, MS; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Pseudophakic or aphakic bullous keratopathy with a cloudy cornea requires some form of endothelial keratoplasty to replace the compromised host…
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Surgical techniques vary for adult and pediatric Boston KPro

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2018
Canan Asli Utine, MD, MSc, FEBO, FICO
When conventional full-thickness penetrating keratoplasty or corneal transplantation has a high risk for graft failure, an artificial cornea may be…
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The dos and don’ts of DMEK

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2018
Jack Parker, MD, PhD; Gerrit R.J. Melles, MD, PhD
Corneal transplantation for endothelial decompensation with otherwise clear corneal stroma has transitioned from full-thickness penetrating…
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Glued IOL scaffold can be used in massively subluxated IOL cases

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2017
Priya Narang, MS; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Phacoemulsification relies on the presence of an intact posterior lens capsule for safe completion of the procedure, leaving an intact posterior lens…
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The dos and don’ts of glued IOLs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2017
Priya Narang, MS; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Secondary IOL implantation is often carried out during IOL exchange surgery or for the correction of aphakia. A recent study reported that although…
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Bowman layer transplantation another option for advanced keratoconus

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2017
Jack S. Parker, MD; Rénuka S. Birbal, MD; Korine van Dijk, BHealth; Gerrit R.J. Melles, MD, PhD
Irregular astigmatism and decreased visual acuity secondary to corneal thinning and ectasia associated with keratoconus can deleteriously affect…
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Triumvirate technique used for sinking nucleus with deficient sulcus support

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2017
Priya Narang, MS; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
A posterior capsular tear during phacoemulsification can be surgically challenging, and the surgical difficulty is inversely proportional to the…
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Increase accuracy of preop measurements with ‘markerless’ toric IOL alignment techniques

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2017
Robert Peets, DO
Refractive cataract surgery continues to gain in popularity among both cataract surgeons and their patients because advanced technology and surgical…
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Deep pterygium excision can pose surgical challenge

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2017
Thomas "TJ" John, MD
Pterygium surgery can be challenging due to the extent of corneal involvement. In addition, postoperative recurrences can often be more difficult to…