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Sulcus-to-sulcus suture technique offers solution for silicone oil use in aphakic eyes with iris loss

Retention sutures placed sulcus-to-sulcus in the iris plane are effective for keeping the silicone oil out of the anterior chamber.

Retina Treatments

New tool marks incision sites for PPV, intravitreal injectionsThe Melki 3.5 mm ophthalmic marker is designed to help ophthalmologists safely and accurately mark incision sites for pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal injections.
Evidence suggests no harmful effects of aspirin on AMD progressionObservational data from the AREDS2 study suggests that aspirin use is not associated with progression of age-related macular degeneration or development of geographic atrophy or neovascularization.
Survey: More retinal surgeons using primary vitrectomy, microincisional technologySurveys examining retinal surgeon-practice patterns for retinal detachment show preferences differ regionally.
Posterior segment endoscopy brings unique views for diagnosisEndoscopy can be valuable in identifying and addressing problems in the posterior segment.
Knowledge of VMT natural history leads to better understanding of evolutionMore information is needed to understand the natural history of vitreomacular adhesion/vitreomacular traction and risk of progression to clinically significant vitreomacular traction.
Patient eligibility for telescope implant begins with pre-screeningCareful preoperative assessment is imperative for patients who may be candidates for the telescope implant. After implantation, patients are actively engaged in their rehabilitation with a low-vision specialist.
Real-world experience provides clarity to intravitreal injection misconceptionUsing real-world experience, a retinal surgeon highlights the optimal settings for use of steroid implants for treatment of diabetic macular edema.
Patient criteria vital to VMA success
Patient criteria vital to VMA successPostmarketing clinical experience with ocriplasmin shows treatment success is higher when patients are chosen based on ideal criteria. No safety signals have emerged, but safety is being investigated more closely in ongoing trials.
Ranibizumab effective for managing pigment epithelial detachmentsRanibizumab effectively managed pigment epithelial detachments in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration regardless of size at baseline.
Digital imaging screening may identify infants with referral-warranted ROPA telemedicine system for detecting retinopathy of prematurity in high-risk infants may help streamline examination and allow ophthalmologists to concentrate on those children with the greatest need.