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Transplants, Transformed

DMEK, the latest iteration of posterior lamellar keratoplasty, might be the best solution for your patient’s endothelial dysfunction.



Slit Lamp Essentials

‘Capping Off’ Cataract Surgery03:32

‘Capping Off’ Cataract Surgery

Posterior capsular opacification is the most common complication of cataract surgery. Here’s how this quick and effective procedure is performed.

How to Impress (and Express) Your Patients04:36

How to Impress (and Express) Your Patients

Want to express meibomian glands like a pro? Here’s a step-by-step tutorial.

Perform ASP and DBD for Stubborn RCE04:22

Perform ASP and DBD for Stubborn RCE

Corneal Debridement with Diamond Burr Polishing.

Perform ASP and DBD for stubborn RCE45

Perform ASP and DBD for stubborn RCE

Anterior Stromal Puncture

How to Make Your Patients Stop Crying04:18

How to Make Your Patients Stop Crying

Follow these simple steps to confidently perform lacrimal dilation and irrigation.

How to Insert & Remove an Amniotic Membrane Graft04:10

How to Insert & Remove an Amniotic Membrane Graft

For a variety of corneal insults, amniotic membrane devices can speed healing, reduce scarring and improve comfort. Here’s how you apply it.

Foreign Body Removal in 12 Steps04:27

Foreign Body Removal in 12 Steps

Need to remove a foreign body and rust ring? We’ll show you how it’s done. Here’s the first in a new, six-part, print-and-video instructional series.

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Surgical Minute

Transplants, Transformed01:16

Transplants, Transformed

DMEK, the latest iteration of posterior lamellar keratoplasty, might be the best solution for your patient’s endothelial dysfunction.

Femto Surgery: A Cut Above?01:01

Femto Surgery: A Cut Above?

Clinicians wonder if this much-touted advance in cataract surgery has proven itself yet.

Conquering Cataracts01:22

Conquering Cataracts

Today’s techniques put “premium” outcomes within reach of more patients than ever.
Click here for the Surgical Minute column for January 2015.

Size Matters01:13

Size Matters

With the move to 27-gauge surgery, retinal specialists continue to push the limits of instrument miniaturization in the quest for safer and more precise outcomes.
Click here for the Surgical Minute column for December 2014.

Cloudy With a Chance of Lasers01:17

Cloudy With a Chance of Lasers

When a post-cataract patient presents with blurred vision, YAG capsulotomy can swiftly restore clarity to the ocular media.
By Nathan Lighthizer, OD
November 15, 2014
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Narrow Angles, Open Minds01:35

Narrow Angles, Open Minds

Optometrists are increasingly involved in recommending—and even performing—PIs. Here, an Oklahoma OD walks us through the procedure.
By Nathan Lighthizer, OD
October 15, 2014
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Why All the Tears?01:02

Why All the Tears?

Here's how to diagnose, and even clear, most lacrimal duct obstructions.
By Derek N. Cunningham, OD, and Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA
September 15, 2014
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No Drops Required52

No Drops Required

Transzonular drug delivery during cataract surgery is a safe, convenient way to quash concerns about postoperative drug compliance.
By Richard Mangan, OD
August 15, 2014
Click here for the Surgical Minute column for August 2014.

ASP: Take a Bite Out of RCE58

ASP: Take a Bite Out of RCE

Even Cleopatra would favor this simple, needle-based procedure.
By Nicholas Colatrella, OD
July 15, 2014
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The Pterygium Triangle01:22

The Pterygium Triangle

Surgical removal can free patients from chronic, ineffective medical management.
By Derek N. Cunningham, OD, and Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA
June 15, 2014
Click here for the Surgical Minute column for June 2014.

Sealed for Your Protection39

Sealed for Your Protection

Post-cataract infection rates are up. Here's a new way to create watertight wounds.
By Derek N. Cunningham, OD, and Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA
May 15, 2014
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Band on the Run01:18

Band on the Run

Chelation via EDTA, effective in clearing band keratopathy, may be warranted earlier in the disease course.
By Casey D. Claypool, OD, and Christopher W. Sturbaum, MD
April 15, 2014
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A New Wrinkle: LASIK Flap Repositioning57

A New Wrinkle: LASIK Flap Repositioning

LASIK flap repositioning procedure
By Derek N. Cunningham, OD, and Walter O. Whitley, OD, MBA
February 15, 2014
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DALK Pays Dividends01:26

DALK Pays Dividends

DALK is a form of lamellar corneal transplant that has probably not been given its due in eye care.
By Aaron Bronner, OD
January 15, 2015
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Rendezvous With RAMA01:16

Rendezvous With RAMA

Optometrists play a vital role in coordinating intervention among specialists and the GP.

The Challenge of Chalasis01:05

The Challenge of Chalasis

It’s more common than you may realize, and responds well to surgical intervention.

The Resurgence of Punctal Occlusion59

The Resurgence of Punctal Occlusion

Don't call it a comeback, but this modality has gained prominence as of late--especially as ODs perform more post-op care.

How to Handle Wound Leakage43

How to Handle Wound Leakage

It’s usually self-limiting, and prognosis is excellent. But you do play a vital role. View this narrated video of a wound leakage visualized with fluorescein.

Back to the Basics of LASIK01:14

Back to the Basics of LASIK

Most outcomes are exemplary, but we must remain alert for complications.

PK: Right on the Button58

PK: Right on the Button

When all else fails, penetrating keratoplasty offers a chance for better acuity.

Temporal Artery Biopsy01:04

Temporal Artery Biopsy

This delicate procedure is pivotal in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis.

Vitrectomy with Membrane Peel01:09

Vitrectomy with Membrane Peel

The timing of this procedure depends on the patient’s symptomatic course.

PRK's Still Got Game01:15

PRK's Still Got Game

Photorefractive keratectomy has remained a viable procedure for nearly 20 years.

Small Pupils in Cataract Surgery01:00

Small Pupils in Cataract Surgery

Using the Malyugin Ring to maintain good pupil dilation helps avoid iris trauma, capsular tear/rupture and vitreous loss.

The Express Glaucoma Shunt59

The Express Glaucoma Shunt

When medical and laser therapy fail, this aqueous filtration device may be an alternative to consider.

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking59

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Watch this epithelium-off CXL procedure.

Iris-sutured IOLs01:02

Iris-sutured IOLs

Inserting an iris-sutured intraocular lens in a three-year-old Marfan’s patient.

DSAEK01:06

DSAEK

Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty has changed the landscape of corneal transplant surgery.

Trabectome01:00

Trabectome

Trabectome can be used as a stand-alone option or in combination with cataract surgery.

Femto-Phaco01:08

Femto-Phaco

Are we witnessing the next revolution in cataract surgery?

Canaloplasty01:36

Canaloplasty

A less invasive, more targeted method of increasing aqueous outflow in primary open-angle glaucoma.

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