Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, explains how red eye might be something more. Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis may be identified by lifting the upper lid and having the patient look down.
As the diversity of drop products expands and knowledge of the nuances of various ocular surface maladies increases, consider how the differences between drop products might make one drop a better choice for a given patient.
Findings from a pilot study show that a novel accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL, Lumina, Akkolens) provides a true accommodative response that is maintained for at least 2 years and preserved following Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy.
In a well-matched sample group, patients with higher levels of postoperative astigmatism reported a greater improvement in quality of life and a greater rate of willingness to have the procedure again if they received an Extended Depth of Focus IOL compared to patients receiving a low-add, multifocal IOL, despite similar postoperative clinical and patient reported performance.
The title of this blog may have you answering in the affirmative —after all, working in medicine is all about the patients, right?
How taking a holistic, tactical approach into process improvement can drive even the smallest of gains for your practice
In the early days of my career as a private practitioner in the field if ophthalmology, armed with just a slit lamp and a trial frame, the challenge was only the appropriate care of the patient.
With ability to provide LASIK-like outcomes, the light-adjustable lens creates a new opportunity for cataract surgeons to grow the premium channel, says Fritz H. Hengerer, MD, PhD.
Professor Gerd U. Auffarth and collegues have found that ophthalmic viscoelastic devices that combine both dispersive and cohesive properties, so that they can be used in sequence and at the appropriate phases of cataract surgery, can result in decreased complications, low adverse events, improved visibility and good space management.