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Cheryl Guttman Krader
AAO initiatives put focus on patient safety
Recognizing that healthcare errors impact one in every ten patients around the world, the World Health Organization has called patient safety an endemic concern, said Richard L. Abbott, MD, at AAO 2016.
Understanding pros, cons of the latest corneal refractive procedure
In a timely talk at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016, Sunil Shah, MD, made a case for why refractive surgeons might want to consider this minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure.
Exploring surgical solution for recalcitrant neurotrophic keratopathy
A team of ophthalmic surgeons describes successful corneal neurotization using an ipsilateral supraorbital nerve in a patient with recalcitrant neurotrophic keratopathy
AD-IOLs mimic movement of natural lens
AD-IOLs mimic movement of natural lens
Accommodating-disaccommodating IOLs are being developed that mimic the movement of the young crystalline lens through the use of “Zonular Capture Haptics” technology.
Inverted flap technique yields high success rates
The inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap technique is not only a safe and effective procedure for treating macular holes, but compared with conventional ILM peeling, it is significantly more effective for achieving macular hole closure in certain situations, said Stanislao Rizzo, MD, at Retina Subspecialty Day 2016.
Avoiding vision loss from infectious keratitis after LVC
Infectious keratitis is not a common complication after laser vision correction (LVC), but it is important because it can be devastating, said Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016.
Transcervical balloon catheter: no tension needed
Researchers looked at time to catheter expulsion and time to delivery.
Induction success or failure: Does maternal age matter?
A study in Israel compared mothers older and younger than 35.
Clinical acumen key for identifying pediatric melanoma
Experts discuss diagnosis and management of pediatric melanoma, including the latest developments in genetic tools and indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconus
A retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.