Recommend Strabismus Surgery as Early as Possible

Half of children aged 5 to 10 had poor surgical results at three years.

Retinal Tear Repair Varies Based on Day of the Week

Patients treated on Sundays generally needed a second surgery within 30 days

Stem Cells Assist Corneal Healing

Patients treated with the placenta-derived technique showed improved transparency.

Pre-op IOP, Angle Pigment Predict SLT Success

Findings from a large cohort reveal age, total SLT power, severity of glaucoma and prior treatments were not associated with success or failure.

Anesthesia Helpful for Pediatric CXL Patients

Uncooperative patients, particularly those with developmental delay, may find this a safe and efficient option.

Phacotrabeculectomy Better But Risky

The surgery reduces IOP and glaucoma medications in angle closure eyes but has more post-op complications.

CXL Adds Little to LASIK

Visual acuity and refractive stability were comparable between both groups.

Prescribe Fewer Opioids for Corneal Surgery

Physicians should critically evaluate their patients’ pain control needs, study says.

ONH Changes Associated With Trabs

RNFL thickness, unaffected by surgery, may be a more effective way to measure glaucoma progression.

Opioids on the Rise After Ocular Surgery

Race, income and geography play a role in the amount of prescriptions filled.

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February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
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New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
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