Ophthalmic Surgery

The importance of being honestOne of the biggest challenges for ophthalmologists, especially in the field of refractive surgery, is to define ourselves (in professional terms) and set our goals.
Dual-optic lens accommodates vision at all distancesA dual-optic accommodating IOL (Synchrony, Abbott Medical Optics) seems to have met the presbyopic challenge by providing good vision at far and intermediate distances.
ASCRS, ASOA to converge in BostonThis month’s simultaneous meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators will convene in Boston from April 25 to 29.
Strategies for repairing late orbital fracturesComputer-assisted techniques help achieve the best possible results in complicated cases of anatomic reconstruction.
Innovative IOL technology fills pipelineAn array of IOLs under development and in clinical trials show promise for correcting presbyopia or addressing other limitations of existing pseudophakic lenses.
New devices make strides in pediatric glaucomaNew tools for pediatric glaucoma surgery are becoming available that improve the ability to examine pediatric patients, perform surgeries more easily, and enhance treatment of difficult cases.
Injector provides predictable, controlled delivery, placement of IOLA newly introduced reusable injector system simplifies delivery and placement of a glistening-free, hydrophobic acrylic IOL in the experience of one ophthalmologist.
State-of-the-art 3-D video designed for ophthalmic surgeryAn upgraded three-dimensional viewing and recording system for ophthalmic surgery is a useful tool for the surgeon and surgical team members in the operating room.
How to prepare staff and co-managing partners for laser-cataractWith the next step in cataract surgery, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, it is important to education physicians, staff members, and patients on the technology.
Comanaging with confidenceThe end game of any comanagement arrangement is providing patients with the best possible care they can receive. This seemingly obvious conclusion is sometimes clouded by the perception that optometry and ophthalmology are not working in tandem, and patients may be left confused and unsure about what is the best option for their ophthalmic care.