Modern Medicine Feature Articles

Proposed bill targets prostate cancer misdiagnosesLegislation that advocates believe would significantly reduce prostate cancer misdiagnoses is making its way through Congress and has the support of major urologic organizations and prostate cancer interest groups.
Cosmetic eyeliner tattoo as risk factor for ocular surface diseaseOphthalmology Times is pleased to announce Igor I. Bussel, MD, MS, MHA, and Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD (faculty sponsor), of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Eye Center, Pittsburgh, as the second-place winner of the 2017 Resident Writer’s Award Program, sponsored by Allergan. Their entry is featured here.
IRIS Registry shaping up to be extensive data sourceThe Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry—a comprehensive eye disease registry developed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)—has far surpassed early estimates for physician participation, according to William L. Rich III, MD, FACS.
Ten-year data promising in combined CXL approach for keratoconusClinicians evaluated the refractive, pachymetric, topometric, and visual rehabilitation changes with the Athens Protocol applied in patients with keratoconus. Joanna Kontari, MD, highlights some of the research findings and implications.
Managing repeat transplant failureWhen considering the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis as the evidence-based procedure of choice for managing cornea graft failure, superior visual outcomes must be weighed against greater risk of sight-threatening complications.
Use of tomographic imaging can help detect keratoconus earlierTomographic imaging gives surgeons a fuller view of the eye, making it easier to detect early signs of keratoconus.
Customized CXL approach brings outcomes benefitsCustomized corneal crosslinking for keratoconus focuses the treatment on the weak area of the cornea.
Promising results for keratitis treatment with use of CXL, riboflavinIn a study with 10 patients, persistent infectious keratitis was successfully treated with CXL and riboflavin.
Cataract, glaucoma collision sparks MIGS, other innovationThe 2017 Charles D. Kelman Lecture touched on three main areas—from the teaching of the phaco technique during the early years of phaco to use of phaco in glaucoma patients to the introduction of phaco to surgeons in developing countries.
Does the ‘compliment sandwich’ give better feedback?One approach that is sometimes recommended to give honest feedback is to deliver it between two positive comments. This is known as the “compliment sandwich.” While some advocates of this approach still assert its value, it is largely out of favor and is often ridiculed.