Wilmette, IL-The use of botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Allergan) to remove facial lines is the latest cosmetic procedure craze to hit the national morning programs and evening magazine shows.
Minneapolis-Patients with lower amounts of myopia benefit from LASIK using the Technolas 217A laser (Bausch & Lomb Surgical, San Dimas, CA), according to refractive surgeon Richard L. Lindstrom, MD.
Vancouver, British Columbia-Bacterial endotoxin is not susceptible to short-cycle (3-minute) sterilization during LASIK, but dry heat or endotoxin-free water during steam sterilization may help prevent diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) when short-cycle sterilization is used, according to Simon P. Holland, MD.
Wilkes-Barre, PA-An oral nutraceutical product (HydroEye, ScienceBased Health) appears to have significant potential for relieving dry eye associated with LASIK and other etiologies, said Frank A. Bucci Jr., MD.
Neuroprotection is a concept that originated in the CNS community with the development of therapies aimed at preventing or retarding the manifestations of disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, stroke, and head trauma. Less than 15 years ago, the ophthalmic community began to discuss this concept as a novel way to preserve vision in disorders of the retina.
Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) is characterized by a classic triad of discrete atrophic choroidal scars in the macula or midperiphery, known as "histo spots"; peripapillary atrophy; and choroidal neovascularization (CNV). It occurs bilaterally in about 60% of patients.
Norwich, England-A human monoclonal antibody, CAT-152, may help aid bleb survival in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma who are undergoing phacotrabeculectomy, said David C. Broadway, MD.
Fort Lauderdale, FL-Estrogen-whether endogenous or from hormone replacement therapy (HRT)-appears to help prevent cataract formation, according to Australian researcher Christine Younan, MD, who reported her findings at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Ottawa-Thanks to advances in techniques and technology, surface ablation with PRK or LASEK for eyes with low-to-moderate refractive errors yields visual outcomes equivalent to LASIK with lower risks of vision-threatening complications and fewer re-treatments, said W. Bruce Jackson, MD.
New York-Certain glaucoma cases present a major challenge to the clinician. Participants in a session at the Glaucoma 2002 meeting here discussed some of these unusual conditions.