Cornea

Epi-on CXL: Safe, effective option for treating thin corneasPatients with thin corneas as the result of keratoconus, ectasia following LASIK, or pellucid marginal degeneration can safely undergo epithelial-on collagen crosslinking with pulsed UV light and achieve visual benefits from the procedure.
Why single-instrument screening for keratoconus remains a dreamThe promise of simple, objective, single instrument-based screening for highly asymmetric keratoconus in patients considering LASIK is still more of an idea than reality. Multiple metrics can identify early keratoconus in a minority of affected eyes, but none of the metrics consistently identify early corneal abnormalities and none of the metrics identify the same eyes as being at elevated risk for ectatic disease.
Managing ocular surface disease in patients with glaucomaTreating ocular surface disease may have an impact on the effectiveness of glaucoma treatment. Inder Paul Singh, MD, offers some strategies used in practice.
Frozen, fresh corneal donor carriers yield similar clinical outcomesFive-year results from a study of the Boston keratoprosthesis type 1 implant suggest that frozen and fresh corneal donors offer similar clinical outcomes—with no significant differences in device retention, visual rehabilitation or complication rates.
NASEM declares eye health a public health imperativeIn order to avoid a public health crisis and keep up with increasing vision loss among the aging baby-boomer generation, correctable vision impairments must be eliminated by 2030, according to a report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Charting new directions in glaucoma treatmentBen Gaddie, OD, FAAO, Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member, noted several specific areas that were advancing to give ODs better data and better control over patient health outcomes, including: • Corneal mechanics • 24-hour IOP monitoring • New glaucoma drugs and drug delivery systems • Advancements in OCT imaging
Updated classification gives order to corneal dystrophy
Updated classification gives order to corneal dystrophyAn updated classification of corneal dystrophies will help clinicians with properly differentiating and naming the disorders.
Surgical pearls for CXL treatment of keratoconus, corneal ectasia
Surgical pearls for CXL treatment of keratoconus, corneal ectasiaOn the heels of the recent FDA approval of corneal collagen crosslinking, some surgical pearls are provided for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia.
Nepal institute pioneers corneal donation programmeNepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology has been working to build one of the most successful corneal donation programmes in the world.
Reverse side cut produces better self-sealing efficacyA 110° reverse side cut primary incision created with a femtosecond laser provides an effective seal for potential wound leakage in a recent study.