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

Right microscope needed for demanding surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2014
Evan Lagouros, MD; Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
The ophthalmic microscope is the most essential piece of equipment for intraocular surgery. Saving expenses by selecting an inferior microscope will…
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New management strategies for massive submacular hemorrhage

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2014
Joseph N. Martel, MD
Massive submacular hemorrhage, or SMH, is a rare but severe complication of choroidal neovascularization, as seen in Figure 1. Historically, we know…
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Large referral center explores efficacy of Trabectome-mediated ab interno trabeculectomy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2014
Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
Eye surgeons who perform minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries, or MIGS, often wonder whether they buy reduced complications so common in traditional…
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Advances in endoscopy benefit patients requiring orbital surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2013
S. Tonya Stefko, MD
As optics and instrumentation have improved for our colleagues in otolaryngology and neurosurgery, we, as ophthalmologists, especially orbital…
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Structured approach needed for teaching ophthalmic surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 10, 2014
Alex Mammen, MD
Surgical competence is a fundamental component of ophthalmology resident and fellow education. Under the traditional apprenticeship model of…
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Stem cell deficiency: How to recognize it, what to do about it

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 10, 2013
Leela V. Raju, MD
While many ophthalmologists may not perform stem cell transplants on a regular basis, being able to recognize early signs of stem cell deficiency may…
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Thyroid orbitopathy part 1: Further study of correlation needed

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2013
Jenny Y. Yu, MD
Thyroid orbitopathy, also known as thyroid eye disease, thyroid ophthalmopathy and Graves’ eye disease, is an autoimmune process that affects…
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Thyroid orbitopathy part 2: Different phases of disease need different treatments

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2013
Jenny Y. Yu, MD
In part 1 of this column, I discussed the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of thyroid orbitopathy. (See part 1 of this article online at…
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MIGS provides safer method of treatment for POAG

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, September 10, 2013
Nils A. Loewen, MD, PhD
Classic glaucoma surgeries such as trabeculectomy and tube shunt implantation have an unacceptably high rate of complications, even when performed by…
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Facial rejuvenation treatment arsenal continues to expand

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2013
Jenny Y. Yu, MD
Aging changes around the periorbital region are often more noticeable because the eyes play a central role in our appearance. As a result, patients…