Many ophthalmologists have yet to embrace the role of "refractive" cataract surgeon by offering premium refractive IOLs to their patients.
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When meeting with pre-retirees as well as current retirees, one of the most common areas of concern, apprehension, and (at times) outright fear, is whether they will run out of money during retirement.
Novel strategies have been developed to track the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration by monitoring the change in geographic atrophy and drusen using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography.
Integrin peptide therapy is an emerging new class of treatment for neovascular eye diseases, such as wet age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion.
Results from an integrated analysis of data from 12 months of follow-up in the two similarly designed prospective, randomized studies comparing aflibercept and ranibizumab indicate that intravitreal injection of aflibercept every 2 months is safe, predictably effective therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and comparable to monthly ranibizumab 0.5 mg.
Ocriplasmin can eliminate the need for surgery to close macular holes in a substantial percentage of patients.
Cataract surgery can be beneficial in patients with low vision.
Infectious uveitis is usually diagnosed based on the clinical findings with consideration of the duration and progression of the disorder, the appearance of the inflammation, and the extent of the retinal involvement.
Nationally publicized outbreaks of Streptococcus endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection of bevacizumab resulted in a close look at the procedures used to prepare the drug.
The HORIZON Retinal Vein Occlusion Study, an extension study of the BRAVO Study, found that long-term multiple intravitreal injections of ranibizumab were well-tolerated by patients with branch retinal vein occlusion and central retinal vein occlusion.