Assessing the impact of FLACS on surgical outcomesFLACS is related to an increase of anterior chamber prostaglandin and cytokines, resulting in intra-operative miosis. This can be prevented by pre-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug application. As a result of methodological problems, several studies on the association between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and cystoid macular oedema are inconclusive.
Understanding corneal shape helps scleral lens fittingChristine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO, discusses her research in the shape of corneas and constructing the proper scleral lens for each patient with Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ernie Bowling, OD, MS, FAAO, at ARVO 2017 in Baltimore, MD.
Researchers image single cell deaths in glaucoma patientsA new imaging technique can show the deaths of individual cells in people with glaucoma by labelling the cells with fluorescent dye, according to researchers. The approach might eventually be used to diagnosis the disease in its early stages or measure its progression.
4 reasons to use a compounding pharmacyThere are four reasons to opt for a compounding pharmacy instead of reach for your Rx pad: strength, form, ingredients, and function.
Does the cornea have 5 or 6 layers?In a recent issue of Optometry Times (July 2013), it was reported that researchers at the University of Nottingham, UK, had discovered a new corneal layer, and the observation was published in Ophthalmology. In the same issue of this journal, a dissenting interpretation of this observation was presented.
Limbal deficiency more common than realizedLimbal stem cell deficiency is more common than often recognized, said Edward Holland, MD, director of Cornea Service at the Cincinnati Eye Institute and professor at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati.
Taking an evidence-based approach to dry eyeMuch of the guesswork about how to manage dry eye disease was clarified by the results of the Dry Eye Workshop, which established a practical, easy-to-use assessment tool and stepwise treatment approach, said Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology and director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.