Oculoplastics

Techniques for lacrimal canalicular lacerations steadily improving
Something we may be missing
Something we may be missingMy friend, Dave, an oculoplastic surgeon, trained the same time I did. He was extremely intelligent and possessed a great sense of humor. A real jokester, he provided free cosmetic services to his office staff, and claimed in their presence that his treatments prevented them from frowning at him.
Antibiotic use in eyelid surgery varies greatly around globePractice patterns by oculoplastic surgeons for the use of antibiotics with eyelid surgery vary. Surgeons may overestimate the helpfulness of antibiotics.
Exploring anti-VEGF therapy for orbital vascular lesionsFindings from immunohistochemical analysis of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor expression on pathology specimens of orbital vascular tumors suggest a potential therapeutic role for anti-VEGF agents.
Endoscopy can aid treatment of pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstructionUsing an endoscope allows the clinician to visualize the tip of the probe and remove a pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction more easily, quickly, and accurately.
Surgeons face choices in pediatric orbital cellulitisWhen treating cases of pediatric orbital cellulitis, it is essential that clinicians consider the risks and advantages of antibiotics, steroids, and surgery.
Targeting refractory vitreous seeds in retinoblastomaA retrospective study reviewing outcomes of 17 consecutive eyes with retinoblastoma treated for refractory vitreous seeds found intravitreal topotecan was safe and resulted in complete regression in all eyes after a mean of three injections.
Orbital surgery aided by 3-D printing
Orbital surgery aided by 3-D printingPreoperative computer-assisted manipulation of CT images—with 3-D printing of anatomic models and intraoperative guides—can be a powerful tool in managing complex periorbital fractures, explains Paul Langer, MD.
No-stitch blepharoplasty: Revisiting use of tissue adhesiveTissue adhesive has a place in blepharoplasty but the caveat is that patient selection is extremely important.
Exploring surgical solution for recalcitrant neurotrophic keratopathyA team of ophthalmic surgeons describes successful corneal neurotization using an ipsilateral supraorbital nerve in a patient with recalcitrant neurotrophic keratopathy