pupil dilation

The future of cataract surgeryAs the most common procedure performed by the ophthalmic surgeon, in 2014, 4.3 million cataract operations took place in the European Union Member States. It is estimated that more than 23 million procedures will be performed worldwide in 2016.
Case of profound posterior pressureWhile participating in an ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program in Trujillo, Peru, and operating on an elderly patient with a dense cataract under peribulbar anesthesia, James Lehmann, MD, encountered iris prolapse as soon as he made the paracentesis.
Intracameral combination product brings benefits during, after cataract surgeryThe addition of phenylephrine 1%/ketorolac 0.3% injection to the irrigation bottle maintains pupil dilation and makes patients more comfortable intra- and postoperatively.
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.
The proper procedure for testing pupilsBecause of its potential to reveal serious retinal, neurologic or other disease, pupil testing is a crucial part of the ophthalmic examination and requires astute observation. This procedure should be included as a component of every comprehensive examination or any time a patient needs to be dilated—in addition to any problem-focused visit involving eye health, such as a red eye visit, ocular emergency, or intraocular pressure (IOP) check.
New drug aims to treat intraoperative miosis, reduce painA recently approved intracameral phenylephrine and ketorolac 1%/0.3% product is expected to produce better surgical outcomes following cataract surgery or IOL replacement by preventing miosis and reducing intraoperative pain.
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.
FDA approves Paragon pupil dilation solutionParagon BioTeck has received FDA approval of its phenylephrine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, USP 2.5% and 10%, to dilate the pupil.