Surgical Maneuvers

Surgical Maneuvers

Discussing the latest surgical tips, techniques and pearls.

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Correct technique, tools can optimize femtosecond surgery outcomes

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2015
Severin Palydowycz, MD, FACS
Modern-day cataract surgery requires lysis of most, if not all, corticocapsular adhesions toward the outer lens surface and freeing cortical-nuclear…
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Gore-Tex suture can be used in small-incision scleral fixation of hydrophilic acrylic IOL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2015
Brandon D. Ayres, MD
Secondary IOL placement is often associated with an IOL exchange due to previous IOL subluxation or dislocation and, less commonly, aphakic…
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Femtosecond cataract surgery can be performed in presence of vitreous fluid

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2015
Omar F. Almallah, MD, FACS, FABES
Zonular dehiscence can be due to traumatic injury from external trauma or iatrogenic trauma from previous intraocular surgery, nontraumatic causes…
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PDEK can be combined with glued IOL technique

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2015
Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Priya Narang, MS
Globally, bilateral corneal blindness is estimated to affect 4.9 million individuals and unilateral corneal blindness affects 23 million individuals…
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KeraKlear keratoprosthesis an option for treating corneal blindness

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2015
Yichieh Shiuey, MD
; Jose M. Vargas, MD
Corneal opacity and scarring secondary to a wide spectrum of infectious and inflammatory corneal diseases are a major cause of global blindness…
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Surgical management of cases with zonular dialysis and subluxated cataracts

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2015
Yuri Takhtaev, MD; Sergey Takhtaev, MD
Capsular stability is an essential, required and integral part of safe modern-day cataract surgery. Any destabilization of the cataractous lens adds…
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Endoscopy beneficial when visualization is limited

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2015
David Liao, MD, PhD
Ophthalmic endoscopy continues to evolve as a powerful technique, especially in the domains of vitreoretinal and glaucoma surgery, namely endoscopic…
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Floating surgical technique secures artificial iris

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2014
Vladimir Pfeifer, MD
Iris tissue loss due to trauma, iatrogenic cause, or congenital absence such as aniridia or coloboma can result in photophobia, loss of depth…
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Femtosecond laser eases surgery involving brunescent cataract with known zonular weakness

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2014
Nicole R. Fram, MD
Cataract surgery has evolved over time from large-incision intracapsular surgery to large-incision extracapsular surgery to modern day small-incision…
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Large bore phaco tip, femto laser lens fragmentation reduce effective phaco time

October 15, 2014
Phacoemulsification techniques have led to smaller incision sizes with increased wound stability, elimination of corneal sutures, and reduction or…