Malyugin Ring

Managing complications using the Malyugin ringThe Malyugin ring is a safe alternative to traditional pupil-expansion approaches in cataract surgery. Here, best practice for safe surgery and a case study are described
Advancements and cutting-edge science abound at the XXXV Congress of ESCRSIt will soon be time for the FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal to open its doors to the ophthalmic community for the 35th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), taking place between the 7th and 11th October 2017.
Redesigned pupil expansion device reduces cataract surgery risksPre-treatment with the femtosecond laser in eyes undergoing cataract surgery can induce miosis. The use of a pupil expansion device, however, offers an effective method for managing small pupils in femtosecond laser-assisted cases whether the problem pre-exists or is caused by the laser, said Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD.
Small pupils: Maneuvers, medications, mechanical devicesThomas A. Oetting, MD, MS, shared five pearls for operating in eyes with small pupils. In the follow-up discussion, panel members commented on their experiences with newer options for small pupil management.
Amlodipine, marginal pupil dilation link explored in studyA calcium channel blocker may be associated with marginal pupil dilation, making it more likely that pupil-dilating devices will be needed during phacoemulsification.
Novel design for pupil dilation device expands realm of surgical optionsA novel device for pupil dilation offers several advantages over current devices, including the ability to be inserted through smaller sizes and lesser numbers of incisions in procedures, noted its inventor, Suven Bhattacharjee, MS, DO, DNB, FRF.
Tips to addressing cataract surgery challenges in glaucomatous eyesPatients needing glaucoma surgery may also be candidates for a combined procedure with cataract removal and IOL implantation. For a variety of reasons, cataract surgery may present challenges in eyes with glaucoma. Alan S. Crandall, MD, provided cases to demonstrate the complexities encountered when performing cataract surgery in glaucoma patients and strategies for achieving successful outcomes.