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Patients’ health jeopardized by failed ophthalmology follow-upFailure to follow-up after ophthalmology appointments can damage patients’ health, a new study suggests. “In our view, national consideration should be given to create targets for reporting how well providers are managing follow-up patients,” reported A Davis and colleagues in the journal Eye.
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowth
Haze after PRK, LASIK tied to faulty epithelial regrowthPoor regeneration of the epithelial basement accounts for most 'late haze' associated with PRK, LASIK, infections, or corneal transplants. Proper excimer laser maintenance may reduce irregularities.
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablation
Pulse technology boosts all-laser PRK for one-step, no-touch ablationA transepithelial PRK (TransPRK) procedure (SmartSurface, Schwind eye-tech-solutions) provides the benefits of one-step, no-touch surface ablation plus rapid visual recovery, said Diego de Ortueta, MD.
Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndromeUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error.
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedbackA sophisticated integrated formula for IOL power prediction is the featured capability in upgrades to Clarity Medical Systems’ intraoperative wavefront aberrometer.
7 strategies for fitting keratoconus patientsTry these seven strategies to improve your keratoconus contact lens fitting and offer better outcomes to your patients.
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’In this first of a two-part series, Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, explains how approaching keratoconus as a refractive surgery will change the way both ophthalmologists and patients will approach this condition to bring in a new era of not only relieving but also enhancing the lifestyle of this patient population. In Part 2, Dr. Gulani will share strategies and cases of patients with keratoconus with different case scenarios in action.
ECP in refractory glaucoma yields versatility, favorable safety profile with positive resultsEndoscopic cyclophotocoagulation with vitrectomy and pars plana treatment is effective in reducing IOP in patients with ultra-refractory glaucoma, reducing the need for medications and being relatively well tolerated by patients.
Eyecare community raises red flags over OpternativeOnline refraction is officially here with the last week’s launch of Opternative, a company offering its online vision test to the public for the first time.
Easing the anxiety of “one or two?”
Easing the anxiety of “one or two?”“Which is better—one or two?” This simple query, when read in sequential order, is synonymous, in part, with performing our optometric duties during an eye exam. Are you aware that for some patients, this line of questioning from the eye doctor conjures up significant anxiety?