Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Integrating new technology into busy ophthalmic ASCAdopting new technologies across multiple practices using a single ambulatory surgery center can be challenging. A systematic approach leverages technology champions, employs consistent communications, and provides administrative support to secure reimbursement.
Intracameral phenylephrine/ketorolac superior to intracameral epinephrinePhenylephrine 1%/ketorolac injection 0.3% added to ophthalmic irrigation solution and administered intracamerally during cataract surgery was associated with a statistically significant reduction in surgical time, intraoperative complications, and use of pupil dilating devices and with a statistically significant improvement in best-corrected visual acuity.
Year in review: Cataract surgeryLooking back over the past year and into the near future, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Robert H. Osher, MD, and Mark Packer, MD, spoke to Ophthalmology Times about developments in diagnostic products and other tools used in cataract surgery. In addition, they discussed combination microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and office-based surgery as new trends.
Cataract surgery 2016: News from the pharmaceutical frontA review of some of the most significant advances in medications for cataract surgery during the past year revealed a mix of the expected with a few surprises.
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.
FDA approves one-of-a-kind IOL with extended range of vision
FDA approves one-of-a-kind IOL with extended range of visionIt has been a history-making week for the ophthalmic world, and the FDA approval of the first IOL with extended range of vision (Tecnis Symfony IOL, Abbott) has only added one more reason for celebration.
How to approach the management of seasonal allergiesEvery spring, ophthalmologists typically see a big influx of patients seeking relief from the itching and watery eyes that come with allergies. Learn the best methods to consider for helping your patients get through the allergy season.
Looking back—and ahead—at LASIK’s potentialTake-home message: LASIK has continued to improve over time and will see further refinements thanks to better preop testing and technological advances.
Glued IOL technique favored for securing dislocated IOLThe glued IOL technique introduced by Amar Agarwal, MD, is an effective method for repositioning a dislocated 3-piece IOL in eyes without adequate capsular support, and it has advantages compared with suturing, according to Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, founding partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut, Garden City, NY.
Re-esterfied omega-3 fatty acids effective for dry eyeOral consumption of re-esterfied omega-3 fatty acids once daily for 12 weeks is “an effective treatment for dry eye disease,” said Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD.