San Francisco-In addition to the usual improvement in visual acuity, cataract surgery clearly produced relative improvements in many aspects of vision function and showed particularly dramatic positive consequences for reading, according to researchers at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) here.
Epithelial ingrowth is the migration of epithelial cells from outside the flap-bed interface into the interface postoperatively. Epithelial implantation is the placement of epithelial cells into the interface during the procedure. The incidence of epithelial ingrowth and implantation has been reported as high as 10%, although it can be as low as 0.2%1 to 0.4%2 if meticulous surgical technique is employed.
Dallas-To date, the single-piece hydrophobic acrylate AcrySof SA series IOL (Alcon) appears to offer the most ideal characteristics among marketed IOLs, according to James P. McCulley, MD.
Recognizing the slow process by which the FDA alerts companies to recall
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New York-Custom ablations based on topography-guided data will provide patients with markedly improved visual acuity after LASIK.
Harrisburg, PA-As economic conditions hint at a slowdown, physicians need to think more critically about whether they are "rewarding individuals by paying rates comparable to other practices in the area," instead of downsizing staffs.
There is no truth to the rumor that New York Yankees' manager Joe Torre called upon Morton Goldberg, MD, for advice on how to keep a dynasty intact. However, the Yankee skipper might take notes on how The Wilmer Eye Institute continues its dominance in Ophthalmology Times' annual survey ranking the nation's top ophthalmic programs.
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL-Intrastromal implantation of two semicircular ring segments (Ferrara ring) is a safe and effective method for long-term correction of contact lens intolerance in keratoconus patients, said Paulo F. Cunha, MD, PhD, inventor of the Ferrara Intrastromal Ring and clinic director, Center for Advanced Ophthalmology, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Many people think of budgeting as a tedious, uninspiring exercise through which one ensures that household expenses do not exceed household income. In reality, though, budgeting is an enormously useful, dynamic process with a variety of applications. Ophthalmologists who understand the power of budgeting will be well rewarded.
CHARLESTON, SC-A three-piece acrylic IOL implanted in pediatric patients offered good clinical biocompatibility when compared with a historical control group of one-piece polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) devices, said M. Edward Wilson, MD, Pierre G. Jenkins Professor and Chairman, Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.