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Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?
Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?Patients with a contact lens lost in the eye are not a rare occurrence for ophthalmologists. However, 27 lenses at the same time may be another story! Another ophthalmologist shares his experience with a case involving 5 lenses within a patient's eye.
Work of eye bank network shows far-reaching impactIn 2016, Vision Share eye banks provided more than half the supply of U.S. donor corneas with over 20,000 placements. It has worked to build the largest network of non-profit eye banks in the world, with 13 members and 20 eye banks in the United States and a vast network of providers at home and abroad.
Mediterranean diet may protect against macular degeneration
Mediterranean diet may protect against macular degenerationThe Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study of two Portuguese populations.
10 highlights from AAO 2016
Understanding pros, cons of the latest corneal refractive procedureIn a timely talk at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016, Sunil Shah, MD, made a case for why refractive surgeons might want to consider this minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure.
Academy brings innovation theme to Chicago in October
Academy brings innovation theme to Chicago in OctoberA preview of what to expect at AAO 2016 in Chicago!
Expert tips for surgically managing corneal perforations
Expert tips for surgically managing corneal perforationsOne of the most memorable patients ever to walk into the office of Sonal Tuli, MD, had a fishhook protruding from his eye, which he held open with his fingers. Dr. Tuli offers some pointers based on experience from cases like these.
Pearls for managing tricky cataracts in post-vitrectomy eyesCataract surgery in the post-vitrectomized eye is considerably tricky but with some surgical experience and implementing some valuable pearls—including whether to hydrodissect or hydrodelineate—surgeons can avoid surprises, according to Bonnie An Henderson, MD.
Why IOL power selection requires ‘different’ thinkingWhile the accuracy of IOL power selection has advanced since the early days of phacoemulsification, the selection of the proper IOL power is always in the background when a surgeon performs cataract surgery, Dr. Hill said.
The AAO's preferred practice patterns for AMDHigh-level evidence supports the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but falls short of recommending any one agent over another in terms of efficacy or safety, said Paul Sternberg Jr., MD.