Salt Lake City-The Photon Laser and Phaco Workstation (Paradigm Medical Industries, Salt Lake City) lets surgeons use either laser or ultrasound to remove a cataract, with the ability of switching back and forth between the two modalities.
Athens, Greece-A novel technique can remove any type of cataract through two small paracenteses, using almost half the energy necessary in traditional phacoemulsification techniques.
System enhancements may put surgery times closer to standard phaco for
Surgical maneuvers used to treat pseudotumor cerebri include some form
of shunt procedure, such as a lumboperitoneal shunt, a ventriculoperitoneal
shunt, or optic nerve sheath decompression (ONSD). Shunting procedures are
ultimately designed to divert the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that is under
pressure away from the neuro-ocular junction, where hydrodynamic forces
compress ganglion cells and their blood supply, leading to injury and/or
death of these cells.
Although emergency room physicians and general plastic surgeons may sometimes feel comfortable repairing simple eyelid lacerations, any laceration in the medial portion of the eyelid almost always results in an ophthalmology consult to evaluate for a canalicular laceration.