Cornea

MK Risk Elevated After Corneal Transplant

These patients had a graft infection rate of 4.77%, with gram-positive organisms being the main culprit.
11/24/2020

GPs Remain Modality of Choice For KC

Study shows corneal flattening induced by lens wear.
11/23/2020

Drainage Devices Successfully Lower IOP in PK Eyes

At least 70% of patients were controlled during the 10-year follow-up, while corneal grafts were not as lucky.
11/23/2020

Scleral Lenses Reduce Post-op Astigmatism

Post-PK patients demonstrated improved visual acuity with this modality.
11/17/2020

Heart to Heart

Concurrent keratoconus and systemic disease may, or may not, be connected.
11/15/2020

AK Diagnosis: Don’t Stop at One PCR Assay

Sensitivity increased to 93.8% or 100% by combining two or three samples, respectively.
11/12/2020

Donor Source Dictates PK Graft Survival

Younger age and higher endothelial cell count lead to better long-term optical graft survival.
11/10/2020

Cross-linking Falls Short for Bacterial Ulcers

The treatment decreased odds of culture positivity by 60% and led to fewer perforations, but the outcomes weren’t statistically significant.
11/09/2020

Scheimpflug Imaging Useful for KCN Staging

About 97% of keratoconus cases displayed a bright area on the map that corresponded to the cone location.
11/05/2020

Pachymetry Detects, Distinguishes Between PMD and KC

Widefield OCT can pinpoint factors that were characteristic of each condition.
11/02/2020

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December 1, 2020

Modern Management of Hyphema
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Speakers: Andrew S. Gurwood, OD and Marc D. Myers, OD
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December 1, 2020

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
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