Surgical Maneuvers

Surgical Maneuvers

Discussing the latest surgical tips, techniques and pearls.

Surgical Maneuvers

Lateral canthoplasty: A core procedure to treat lower eyelid conditions

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2014
Swapna Vemuri, MD; Jeremiah Tao, MD, FACS
The appearance of the eyelids is one of the primary factors of human facial beauty. Going past the cosmesis, eyelids have a functional role and, as…
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ECP, alone or with phaco, a safe approach for surgical management of glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2014
Jeffrey T. Liegner, MD
While cataract affects about 22 million Americans age 40 years and older, about 10% of this number, approximately 2.3 million people, are…
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Microinvasive glaucoma surgery represents dawn of new era

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2014
Ike K. Ahmed, MD FRCSC; Shakeel Shareef, MD
Glaucoma is usually a slowly blinding disease that is estimated to affect more than 60 million people worldwide and 2.2 million in the United States…
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Ten pearls to assist DMEK surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2014
Thomas John, MD
Corneal transplantation for endothelial decompensation with blurred vision continues to evolve from penetrating keratoplasty to Descemet’s…
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Femtosecond laser astigmatic keratotomy effective before or after cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2014
Maximilian Padilla; Balamurali K. Ambati, MD, PhD, MBA
Astigmatism, an optical defect that results in blurred vision secondary to an inability to sharply focus an object onto the human retina, often has…
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Surgeons describe sleeveless phaco tip-assisted levitation of dropped nucleus

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2014
Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Priya Narang, MS
Cataract surgery has advanced in the recent past with new phacoemulsification techniques, small-incision surgery, femtosecond laser application and…
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Trabecular micro bypass stent allows simultaneous treatment of glaucoma during cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2014
Bradford J. Shingleton, MD
Combined glaucoma and cataract surgery at one sitting can be beneficial to patients, reducing the need for a second surgical procedure and decreasing…
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Femtosecond laser used for dense cataract in eye with previous cornea transplant

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2013
Ming Chen, MD, MSc, FACS
The bar for postoperative vision quality after refractive cataract surgery has been raised in the recent past, especially with cataract surgery…
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Surgeon explains technique for placement of phakic IOL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2013
Howard Gimbel, MD
The Visian ICL, or implantable Collamer lens, from STAAR Surgical is a phakic IOL that introduces yet another surgical dimension in the arena of…
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Surgeons explain different uses of oral mucosal grafts

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2013
Anny M.S. Cheng, MD; Hosam Sheha, MD, PhD; Scheffer C.G. Tseng, MD, PhD
The ocular surface plays an important role in the overall health and visual quality of the eye, and as such, any compromise of the ocular surface can…