Surgical Maneuvers

Surgical Maneuvers

Discussing the latest surgical tips, techniques and pearls.

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Boston K-Pro retention in Stevens-Johnson syndrome can be improved

September 30, 2014
The most common indication for the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (Boston K-Pro) in most published series is repeat corneal transplant failure…
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Keratolimbal allograft may be used for ocular surface reconstruction in symblephara treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 25, 2014
Marjan Farid, MD
Symblepharon is adhesion of the eyelid palpebral conjunctiva to the bulbar conjunctiva. It may be partial or complete, affecting one or both eyelids…
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Femtosecond astigmatic keratotomy before LASIK can be beneficial

August 30, 2014
Early in my years as a refractive surgeon performing incisional corneal refractive surgery, I learned that I could achieve the maximal effect of…
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Femtosecond astigmatic keratotomy before LASIK can be beneficial

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2014
Martin L. Fox, MD
Corneal astigmatism compromises visual quality and needs to be addressed, especially when the patient elects refractive surgery to correct refractive…
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Surgeon details scleral tunnel and glue technique for secondary posterior chamber IOL fixation

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2014
Roger F. Steinert, MD
Aphakia correction has been explored with multiple techniques including epi-keratophakia and intracorneal inlays, but secondary IOL placement has…
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Intrastromal incisions provide advantages for astigmatism management

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2014
Cary M. Silverman, MD
Astigmatism comes in different types, almost all of which will usually degrade a patient’s final visual experience. The astigmatic spectrum…
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VIDEO: A step by step DMEK procedure

June 14, 2014
In this video, Martin Dirisamer, MD, provides step-by-step instructions for conducting a DMEK procedure.  
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Surgeon offers pointers for repairing anterior segment ruptured globes

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2014
Christopher J. Rapuano, MD
In the field of ophthalmic surgery, ocular trauma is inevitable. The surgeon should follow sound, time-tested principles in surgical repair to obtain…
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Early results of stab incision glaucoma surgery promising

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2014
Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB
Glaucoma is a potentially blinding disease that affects 2.3 million Americans age 40 years and older, and in a subset of patients, it may not be…
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Positive impression of iStent reinforced after 1 year of use

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2014
Pablo Arregui, MD
Glaucoma affects about 2.2 million Americans, and worldwide the number of suspected cases of glaucoma is estimated to be around 70 million. Although…