Intracameral (‘into a chamber’) or injectable medications after cataract surgery may be able to help patients overcome the hassle of postop drops and avoid complications.3-5
Here, you’ll find essential details regarding patients who opt for dropless or reduced-drop cataract procedures and an overview of the OD’s critical role in care.
It’s been a while since I allowed my randomness to escape. Now is the time.
I once posed this question to students at THE Ohio State University School of Optometry: “If they invented a pill that cures everything, would you be happy or sad?”
I know my answer. You?
A long-standing glaucoma patient presented in March for her regularly scheduled follow-up visit. We scheduled her for anterior segment OCT, gonioscopy, and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), as well as the standard intraocular pressure (IOP) check and nerve evaluation. She is a 71-year-old Caucasian woman who has seen me for many years. She has glaucoma in her right eye and is a glaucoma suspect for her left eye.
Ocular vascular tumors are rare, and you may have few opportunities to diagnose one. However, when present, they may be the initial finding of one or more serious systemic deficits, which will require you to mobilize and perhaps even lead a multidisciplinary team to provide collaborative patient care.
Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. Researchers have been trying to improve comfort by increasing water content, decreasing the modulus, lowering contact angle hysteresis and adding surface coatings and plasma treatments. They are also unsure if lubricity is the only variable that correlates well with in vivo
contact lens comfort. So while new, more comfortable materials emerge (though older materials are not eliminated), patients are benefiting from newer, more comfortable silicone hydrogel contact lens materials. With wider parameters and replacement modalities, more patients than ever are finding successful contact lens designs that fit their daily needs. This article discusses the latest silicone hydrogel contact lens materials and how they affect patient comfort.