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Video Journal explores hot topics, techniques

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Cincinnati—Robert H. Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and medical director emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute, is celebrating 20 years of the Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery with two issues in 2006.

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Cincinnati-Robert H. Osher, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati and medical director emeritus of the Cincinnati Eye Institute, is celebrating 20 years of the Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery with two issues in 2006.

The first issue of Volume XXI includes an award-winning video by Ike Ahmed, MD, of Canada and Alan Crandall, MD, called "The Art of Repositioning." Other topics include laser haptic lysis, using an iris claw lens, suturing posterior-chamber IOLs for either iris or scleral fixation, and YAG optic buttoning for correcting optic capture.

A group of doctors from Spain present an unusual case of haptic subluxation into the vitreous, and Roger Steinert, MD, presents the first case of suture re-fixation of a subluxed IOL/bag complex with pseudoexfoliation.

The second issue, called "Hot Topics & Techniques" includes video of an intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) and tamsulosin (Flomax, Boehringer Ingelheim) and an explanation of the advantages of using sodium hyaluronate (Healon5, AMO) and IFIS.

Michael Snyder, MD, explains his innovative suspension suture technique following Ogawa pupillary cerclage, and a group of doctors show another original technique on securing a dislocated plate haptic IOL.

The video also addresses postoperative refractive errors and reviews the available options, including conductive keratoplasty, LASIK, and piggyback implantation.

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