|November 21, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Ocular Trauma|
A “pole-to-pole” surgical approach in severe ocular trauma cases offers multiple ways to achieve the best results in a short time, and can also limit the amount of operations performed, reducing patient stress and the overall cost of the procedure, Cesare Forlini, MD, Ravenna, Italy, said.
Dr. Forlini delivered the Helen Keller Lecture at the “Anterior Segment Reconstruction” symposium, which took place on the final day of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here in New Orleans. His talk was titled “Pole-to-pole approach in severe ocular trauma: focus on the middle earth – iris reconstruction and beyond.”
Pole-to-pole surgery “consists of a contemporary multidistrict surgical approach, alternating maneuvers (more…) (241)
|November 20, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, cataract, Conferences|
Even in the hands of experts, not all cataract surgeries go as planned, as attendees at a “Spotlight on Cataract Complications” session found out during the second day of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here in New Orleans. Session co-chair David F. Chang, MD, said the key is to remain calm.
“Don’t panic—take a deep breath,” he said, adding that even unwelcome events during surgery can result in good visual outcomes.
For instance, if there is a break in the anterior capsule, (more…) (355)
|November 20, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Abstract, cataract, Surgery|
Lens fragments, or even the entire lens, can become displaced into the vitreous cavity during the course of cataract surgery, as a consequence of a break in the posterior capsule or a loss of the intact peripheral zonular barrier. Although this complication is usually apparent during surgery, retained lens material may not be recognized for days or weeks after surgery.
When lens material begins to drop into the vitreous cavity, (more…) (1235)
|November 19, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Adenexa & Conjunctiva|
When faced with a challenging dry eye patient, there are a number of key steps to take to ensure the best management and a happy patient, said Penny A. Asbell, MD, on Saturday at the Cornea Subspecialty Day.
These steps are:
-Listen: What is the complaint? What is the patient using? What therapies have been tried in the past and for how long?
-Rule out the use of the preservative benzalkonium chloride (BAK).
-Evaluate the patient for systemic diseases, including diabetes and Sjögren syndrome.
-Use keratography to measure tear breakup time, redness, and meibomian gland dysfunction.
-Examine the lids.
-Stop the patient’s current eyedrops and treat with the appropriate combination of cyclosporine, topical low-dose steroids, Lacriserts, autologous serum, or scleral contact lenses.—Mark Simborg
AAO Meeting 2013 (Cornea Subspecialty Day) (750)
|November 18, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Cornea, Refractive Surgery|
Corneal inlays, accommodating IOLs, and multifocal IOLs are all potential treatments for the correction of presbyopia, but none are ideal and ongoing improvements are needed, according to a panel discussion.
During Refractive Subspecialty Day, George O. Waring, III, MD, FACS served as judge with Daniel S. Durrie, MD, Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS, and Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, serving as jury members held court to put presbyopia surgery on trial.
There are three corneal inlays under (more…) (301)
|November 17, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, cataract, news, Surgery|
In a mock trial, complete with Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, as a bewigged judge, it was decided that phacoemulsification cataract surgery will inevitably be replaced by laser. But many cataract surgeons still hold a place in their hearts—and their offices—for phaco, at least until femtosecond technology (more…) (292)
|November 16, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Conferences, news|
It is a great moment to rejoice as Prof Dr S. Natarajan is being awarded with awards which includes the “Special recogniion award and Achievement award” for Contribution for Ophthalmology world wide and Leadership programme by President, American academy of ophthalmology on 17th Nov. 2013 at New Orleans, USA. There is slide show on Prof Natarajan during Desert reception on 16 th Nov. 2013
Dr Sarbjit Singh & All members of AOA
|November 16, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Abstract, cataract, Glaucoma|
Investigators randomized 126 patients undergoing combined trabeculectomy and cataract surgery to receive intracameral triamcinolone acetonide (0.5 mg, 1.0 mg or 2.0 mg) or no injection. They found that eyes treated with triamcinolone acetonide had better visual acuity and less anterior chamber inflammation than the control eyes, with 1.0 mg providing the best postoperative result.
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, November 2013 (330)
|November 15, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, news, vitreo-retina|
First large population-based study investigating long-term risks supports need for ophthalmologic follow-up of children and adults born before 32 weeks of gestation
SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 7, 2013 – Children born extremely prematurely have up to a 19 times greater risk of retinal detachment later in life than peers born at term, according to a Swedish study published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the first large population-based, long-term investigation of the association between preterm birth and later retinal detachment, (more…) (835)
|November 14, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Abstract, Neuro-ophthalmology, Optics & Refraction|
An increase to 6 hours of daily patching for residual amblyopia yielded greater improvement in visual acuity than continuing with 2 hours of daily patching.
A prospective, randomized, multicenter study included 169 children between the ages of 3 years up to 8 years with stable residual amblyopia after 12 weeks of 2-hour daily patching.
Patients were randomly selected to either continue 2 hours of daily patching or increase patching to 6 hours daily. (more…) (158)