cystoid macular edema (CME)

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.
Changing the game in treatment of acute pseudophakic CMEJoshua Mali, MD, provides clinical evidence and recommendations for pseudophakic CME and represents a new formal standard to first-line management.
Cataract, glaucoma surgery in uveitis patients present added challengesCataract surgery in patients with coexisting uveitis is more challenging than managing either condition alone. Surgeons must answer a different set of questions and consider alternative management strategies, said Debra A. Goldstein, MD, FRSC, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.
NSAID after Dropless approach shown to lower CMEThere was clinically significant less CME in patients who received trans-zonular triamcinolone acetonide, moxifloxacin hydrochloride, and vancomycin—known as the Dropless approach—in addition to an NSAID after cataract surgery.
Identifying common macular conditions with OCTEffectively manage patients through diagnosis and interpretation
Combination of NSAIDs and steroids reduces CME outcomesA hot topic in cataract surgery is alternative ways to administer perioperative medications with the goal of lowering the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME). One way to achieve that goal would be the combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and transzonular steroids.
Posterior segment endoscopy brings unique views for diagnosisEndoscopy can be valuable in identifying and addressing problems in the posterior segment.
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgery
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgeryPostoperative patients with PXF pose both short- and long-term concerns due to the underlying pathological changes that occur from the fibrillar deposition with some complications arising years after the surgery.
Examining various imaging approaches for macular edemaAs the final common pathway in many retinal disorders, macular edema can be considered the leading cause of visual loss in the developed world, and thus has an enormous socioeconomic importance, according to Mark Johnson, MD.
Intravitreal antibiotic + steroid makes dropless cataract surgery possibleA retrospective analysis including data from a consecutive series of 1575 eyes shows that intravitreal placement of triamcinolone/moxifloxacin during cataract surgery is a safe and effective method for preventing inflammation, endophthalmitis, and cystoid macular edema.