Lynda Charters

Paradigm shifting for ILM peeling, prone position after vitrectomyPeeling of the internal limiting membrane has increasingly become a dogma of surgical retina, while maintenance of the face-down positioning may become anachronistic in many cases.
How to manage retinal disease in pregnant patients
How to manage retinal disease in pregnant patientsPregnant patients require special care and surveillance when retinal diseases are present.
Tips for successful surgery with secondary IOLsAphakic eyes that have no or inadequate capsular support can pose a significant challenge to cataract surgeons. Careful attention to the preoperative considerations, appropriate intraocular lens choices, surgical techniques, and postoperative management can ensure optimal results.
Long-term aflibercept effective for nAMD after other anti-VEGF therapies failedAflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals) intravitreal injection, administered according to an as-needed regimen, improved the anatomic outcomes in many eyes refractory to monthly bevacizumab or ranibizumab injections that had persistent or recurrent fluid. However, half of the patients might require aflibercept injections every 4 weeks in order to achieve a completely dry retina.
Bimatoprost sustained-release implants: Potential new pathway for glaucoma patientsThe bimatoprost sustained-release implant (bimatoprost SR, Allergan) improves compliance for patients with problematic compliance with topical IOP-lowering glaucoma drugs and controlled the IOP for 6 months after injection.
LHON therapy: Excellent safety and potential visual benefitsThe intravitreal injection of a recombinant AAV2/2 vector with the wild-type ND4 gene might provide a safe and effective avenue to treat patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy.
Perfecting art of cataract surgery with guidance technologiesCataract surgery technology continues to advance with improvements that enhance surgical performance every step of the way.
Reverse optic capture effective for posterior capsule tearsReverse optic capture may be a viable option for addressing a decentered single-piece IOL as the result of a compromised posterior capsular or a posterior capsular tear.
New ocular allergy drug’s MOA targets inflammation
New ocular allergy drug’s MOA targets inflammationA new, first-in-class, aldehyde-trap topical drop demonstrated rapid onset of action and sustained efficacy with an acceptable safety profile in a phase II clinical trial of patients with moderate-to-severe allergic conjunctivitis.
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.