The famous line from George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman"—"those who can, do; those who can't, teach"—is sometimes quoted to explain why certain of us choose a career in academics. Fortunately for many medical students, the head of medical student education in my medical school was both a doer and a teacher.
Results of a retrospective study show that simple congenital ptosis, even when the pupil is obstructed, is less amblyogenic than conventionally thought. The study supports correcting refractive error and strabismus before considering ptosis surgery.
Results of a randomized controlled trial suggest that treatment with topical trehalose 3% ophthalmic solution might increase the rate of re-epithelialization after PRK.
Topography-guided LASIK and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were compared for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism in a randomized, contralateral eye study. Results were good with both procedures, but at 3 and 12 months, there were statistically significant differences for most outcomes favoring LASIK.
A sustained-release dexamethasone implant is safe and well tolerated when used to control pain and inflammation after cataract surgery, according to investigators.
Know the patient’s family history of glaucoma, and conduct a comprehensive exam before LASIK procedure. It is crucial to monitor the patient after surgery; watch for interfact cysts, loose flaps, and pressure-induced interlamellar stromal keratitis.
Corneal lifting is a new technique to treat keratoconus. The technique offers the possibility of performing refractive complementary procedures based on a normal cornea.
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Yvonne Buys, MD, says ophthalmologists can choose from a range of the latest devices for measuring IOP, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. While new technology continues to emerge, Dr. Buys provides an overview of tonometer technology.
Jonathan S. Myers, MD, reports that intraocular drug delivery systems could help solve the problem of poor adherence in patients taking glaucoma medications. Implanted in the eye, the systems would allow for glaucoma drugs to gradually dissolve or elute medication.