Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Priming syringe before injection associated with lower frequency of silicone oil dropletsAnother adverse effect associated with the compounding process of bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech)—i.e., the presence of silicone oil droplets in the vitreous cavity—has surfaced within the past year and seems to be related to the preloading of the drug in insulin syringes.
SHRM characteristics impact visual acuity in wet AMDSubretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) is a morphologic component seen on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images as hyperreflective material that is external to the retina and internal to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), said Jaya B. Kumar, MD.
Exploring sirolimus as potential alternative therapy for persistent AMDAnti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy is highly successful, but as Raj Maturi, MD, pointed out, also has some limitations.
5 questions your patients need answered about the solar eclipse
5 questions your patients need answered about the solar eclipseOur podcast with Omar Punjabi, MD, retinal specialist at Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat, discusses the science behind solar retinopathy and how eclipse glasses give protection that standard eyewear can’t.
5-ARI may have adverse metabolic effectsAuthors of a recent study say that long-term therapy with a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor was associated with increased glucose, increased glycated hemoglobin, and altered lipid profiles.
Back acne responds to laserApplication of a topical photoparticle immediately before non-ablative 810 nm diode laser treatment for acne resulted in a statistically significant reduction from baseline in inflammatory acne counts on the back, according to a small feasibility study presented in April at ASLMS.
Microwave energy treatment reduces underarm odorResearchers have found that microwave treatment (miraDry, Miramar Labs) reduces axillary odor in patients treated for underarm sweat or hair, according to data presented at ASLMS.
Robotic-guided cosmetic treatments more accurate than manAchieving evenness of laser beam irradiation is essential in achieving good outcomes and now a new study offers insight on high precision treatments with robotics.
Why ODs should add meibography to their practices
Why ODs should add meibography to their practicesMeibomian gland imaging clearly has a role, yet most practitioners aren’t looking at meibomian glands at all.
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraine
Don't let patients bringing politics into the exam room give you a migraineContentiousness. Rage. Hate. Political talk often becomes anything but a civil conversation, and these days, patients are bringing their politics with them into exam rooms.