Joel Schuman

News You Can Use from UPMC Eye Center

This column will present clinically relevant information, insights and techniques that we as clinicians can apply to our daily practice of ophthalmology.

News You Can Use from UPMC Eye Center

Trabectome and glaucoma index: Larger pressure reduction in more severe glaucoma

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
Ralitsa T. Loewen, MD; Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
In a study recently published in PLoS One, we developed a simple glaucoma severity index that combines IOP, number of eye drops and visual field…
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Study shows that phaco does not contribute to IOP reduction in Trabectome surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2016
Hardik A. Parikh, BS; Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
In a study that was just published, we applied a vigorous, automated statistical matching method, called coarsened exact matching, or CEM, to create…
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Blood-derived products have application in ocular surface disease therapy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2016
Ladan Espandar, MD, MS
The ocular surface is severely affected in diseases such as Sjögren’s syndrome, persistent epithelial defect, recurrent corneal erosion…
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Expanded indications a possibility for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2016
Igor I. Bussel, MD, MHA; Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery promises to deliver modest IOP lowering for mild and moderate stages of open-angle glaucoma with minimal tissue…
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Small-gauge vitreoretinal instrumentation can be used for scleral fixation of IOLs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2016
Joseph Martel, MD
Numerous innovative techniques have been developed for addressing dislocated IOLs in eyes without sufficient capsular support. Maggi and colleagues…
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Ten pearls to help surgeons achieve successful toric IOL placements

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2015
Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD; Amr Kouchouk, MD
Toric IOLs currently represent 7% of all cataract surgeries being performed in the U.S. Because corneal astigmatism is corrected close to the nodal…
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Optimize cataract surgery outcomes by addressing corneal pathology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2015
Alex Mammen, MD
A major factor in optimizing cataract surgery outcomes is obtaining reliable measurements of the cornea. Much of the pathology that compromises this…
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Pinpointing the overflow problem key to treating epiphora

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2015
S. Tonya Stefko, MD
Tearing is a common problem our patients bring to us. When considered in the way a plumber would solve the problem, it becomes more straightforward…
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Providing eye care for professional sports teams involves commitment beyond game day

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2015
Marshall W. Stafford, MD
Sports have become a huge part of our country’s entertainment culture. This is especially true in Pittsburgh, which likes to bill itself the…
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Genetics of congenital corneal opacification affect diagnosis and treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2015
Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Traditionally, the causes of congenital corneal opacities have been recalled using the pneumonic “STUMPED,” but as our understanding of phenotype has…