cataracts

Perspective changes after my cataract surgery
Perspective changes after my cataract surgeryWe ODs have an inherent advantage our patients do not—we know what’s coming.
Ebola may leave retinal scarThe Ebola virus may leave a retinal scar specific to the disease, according to researchers. “The distribution of these retinal scars or lesions provides the first observational evidence that the virus enters the eye via the optic nerve to reach the retina in a similar way to West Nile virus,” said Dr Paul Steptoe of the Royal Liverpool Hospital, in a press release.
NICE recommends dexamethasone adalimumab for uveitisThe UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given preliminary approval to dexamethasone 0.7 mg intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) and adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie) for sight-threatening non-infectious posterior uveitis.
ECP provides primary secondary therapy option for glaucomaFor 20 years I have effectively employed endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) as a primary or secondary line of glaucoma treatment. ECP is a minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) option capable of reducing IOP in the majority of patients and can potentially eliminate the need for drainage surgery, including trabeculectomy (trab) and glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs).
New technology aims to improve ease, accuracy of toric IOL surgery planningAn enhancement for a proprietary cataract/refractive surgical suite will facilitate and improve astigmatism management with toric IOLs so that surgeons can expect better patient outcomes.
When an artist loses vision
What if you examined Santa Claus?
What if you examined Santa Claus?T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the towns, not an optometrist was stirring—not even an online retailer promising glasses at low cost.
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface diseaseThe ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones.
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patients
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patientsEyecare practitioners who deal with patients in the perioperative period are well aware of the need for topical therapy. In most cases, a combination of a steroid, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and an antibiotic will be used for a few days before the day of surgery and then for a period afterward.
Real-world simulation shows patients they need cataract surgeryOphthalmologists discuss the importance of routine contrast sensitivity and glare testing in cataract-age adults and specifically the use of a platform that includes a real-world driver’s scene.