Finding a fix for irregular astigmatism after PK Transepithelial topography-guided PRK can help correct irregular astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.
Managing unhappy presbyopia patients
Managing unhappy presbyopia patientsAddressing patient dissatisfaction after presbyopia-correcting IOL surgery requires listening to understand the problem. Time and patient reassurance may be adequate for resolving some issues.
Managing residual astigmatism after toric IOL surgeryResidual astigmatism is not uncommon after toric IOL implantation. Depending on its cause and magnitude, lens reorientation may be a good solution.
Deeper implantation depth for inlay may enhance visual performanceA comparative analysis suggests placement of a cornea inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) has improved patient satisfaction, refractive stability, and visual results when placed at 250 μm or deeper in the cornea. Shallower implantation depths may be more prone to refractive instability and lower patient satisfaction.
Retirement is around the corner for David Karcher, ASCRS executive director
Retirement is around the corner for David Karcher, ASCRS executive directorDavid Karcher, executive director and chief executive officer, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), will retire as of December 31, 2018, according to an ASCRS press release. Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, will chair the search committee responsible for interviewing candidates to fill the role of executive director. Interviews will begin in the late summer or early fall of 2017. Leonard Pfeiffer & Company, a well-known executive search firm, will be assisting in the search.
DJ ophthalmologists in surgery by day, mixing music by night
DJ ophthalmologists in surgery by day, mixing music by nightTerry Kim, MD, and Anthony Aldave, MD, refuse to let their busy worklives get in the way of pursuing their hobbies. For 7 years, they’ve found a way to merge their professional and personal lives by DJing at ophthalmology meetings.
ASCRS and ASOA converge in San Diego for annual meetingThis year’s simultaneous meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators will convene in San Diego from April 17 to 21.
ODs at ASCRS, take twoA few days ago, I returned from Boston where I attended the IOMED program at the 40th annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting. Before I began writing this editorial, I reread what I had written after last year’s meeting (“Optometry at the ASCRS meeting,” May 2013). I had closed with, “I hope next year’s meeting builds on what took place in San Francisco, with a big emphasis on partnering, not employing.”
Potential uses for collagen crosslinkingCollagen crosslinking (CXL) is currently used to treat keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and post-LASIK ectasia, although it has not yet received FDA approval. Thomas John, MD, discussed the potential of the technology to treat corneal infections.
Collagen CXL in young keratoconic patientsCollagen crosslinking (CXL) provides good results in young patients with keratoconus, but the key to success in these young patients is rapid treatment upon presentation without waiting for disease progression, said Paolo Vinciguerra, MD.