Nancy Groves
Cataract, glaucoma surgery in uveitis patients present added challenges
Cataract surgery in patients with coexisting uveitis is more challenging than managing either condition alone. Surgeons must answer a different set of questions and consider alternative management strategies, said Debra A. Goldstein, MD, FRSC, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Uveitis Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.
Laser update aids cataract outcomes
A third system upgrade for a femtosecond laser system for refractive cataract surgery (Streamline III, LENSAR) will enhance the efficiency of the procedure, according to Jonathan Solomon, MD.
Updated hand-held tonometer enhances clinical experience
A newly released hand-held tonometer model (Icare ic100, Icare U.S.A.) features several design upgrades while retaining the rebound technology for measuring IOP that was at the core of the earlier model.
Protein agent may change approach to treating dry eye, inflammation
Recombinant human lubricin showed potential as a new therapeutic approach to the management of dry eye disease in a small clinical trial. Compared with sodium hyaluronate, lubricin (Lubris BioPharma), significantly improved both signs and symptoms of moderate dry eye after two weeks of treatment.
System offers advanced capabilities in OCT, OCTA
The recent FDA clearance of a swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA) platform (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec) for posterior ocular structures enables fast, dense, wide, and deep imaging of the retina, choroid, and their associated microvasculature, said Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD.
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
A sophisticated integrated formula for IOL power prediction is the featured capability in upgrades to Clarity Medical Systems’ intraoperative wavefront aberrometer.
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Recent tooth loss and periodontal disease have been linked to primary open-angle glaucoma in a large prospective study of male health professionals.
Add-on module enhances diagnostic accuracy in glaucoma
Add-on module enhances diagnostic accuracy in glaucoma
A new add-on glaucoma module has the capability of creating an anatomic map of each patient’s eye by using two fixed landmarks. The module also includes an extensive reference data base.
Novel device provides rapid measure of tear osmolarity
A new handheld, tear osmolarity device could enhance the convenience and reliability of dry eye screening and monitoring and be more affordable for many practices.
Sustained-release dexamethasone depot effective in lowering fluorescein staining
A dropless option for steroid therapy showed encouraging results in a phase II safety and efficacy study in patients with inflammatory dry eye disease.