Joel Schuman

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

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More studies comparing placement sites of tube shunts needed

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2015
Julia Polat, MD
Trabeculectomy and tube shunt implantation are the most frequently performed incisional surgeries for the management of glaucoma. Historically…
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Management of ROP continues to evolve

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2015
Christin L. Sylvester, DO
With a better understanding of the pathophysiology of retinopathy of prematurity, management is evolving. Premature birth results in a loss of access…
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Physician presents refresher on retinopathy of prematurity

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2015
Christin L. Sylvester, DO
Retinal vascularization commences at 16 weeks of gestation and finishes around 36 weeks nasally and 40 to 45 weeks temporally. When an infant is born…
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Excessive blinking may indicate ocular surface disease in children

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2015
Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Children are peculiar because they cannot always express themselves in a manner that adults can understand. For example, a toddler who gets headaches…
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The what, why, who and how of pneumatic retinopexy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2014
Andrew W. Eller, MD
Over the past 35 years, primary retinal detachment surgery has evolved from almost exclusively being performed with a scleral buckle to the current…
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Nasolacrimal duct obstruction a common condition in children

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2014
Ellen B. Mitchell, MD
Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, or NLDO, is a commonly encountered pathology in pediatric ophthalmology clinics, with an estimated prevalence of 20%…
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Clinical findings and management of neurotrophic keratopathy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2014
Ladan Espandar, MD
Neurotrophic keratopathy is a degenerative disease characterized by impaired corneal epithelium healing and absence of corneal sensitivity. Corneal…
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Nonsurgical option available for long-standing or sensory strabismus in adults

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2014
Lea Ann Lope, DO
Case No. 1: Mr. Smith is a 50-year-old man who presents to the adult motility clinic with the complaint of new-onset horizontal binocular double…
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Several approaches available for vitreoretinal disease combined with cataract

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2014
Alexander Anetakis, MD
Cataract development is a common complication after pars plana vitrectomy, even with small-gauge surgery. Incidence of cataract worsening after…
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Treatment pathways and expert systems expected to improve patient care system-wide

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2014
Eric N. Brown, MD, PhD; Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
The art of medicine is synthesizing information about the patient gathered from current and prior visits to determine the best course of action. Data…