Surgery

Recommend Strabismus Surgery as Early as Possible

Half of children aged 5 to 10 had poor surgical results at three years.
01/07/2020

Retinal Tear Repair Varies Based on Day of the Week

Patients treated on Sundays generally needed a second surgery within 30 days
12/31/2019

Stem Cells Assist Corneal Healing

Patients treated with the placenta-derived technique showed improved transparency.
12/16/2019

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.
12/10/2019

Anesthesia Helpful for Pediatric CXL Patients

Uncooperative patients, particularly those with developmental delay, may find this a safe and efficient option.
11/26/2019

Phacotrabeculectomy Better But Risky

The surgery reduces IOP and glaucoma medications in angle closure eyes but has more post-op complications.
11/20/2019

CXL Adds Little to LASIK

Visual acuity and refractive stability were comparable between both groups.
11/19/2019

Prescribe Fewer Opioids for Corneal Surgery

Physicians should critically evaluate their patients’ pain control needs, study says.
11/18/2019

ONH Changes Associated With Trabs

RNFL thickness, unaffected by surgery, may be a more effective way to measure glaucoma progression.
10/17/2019

Opioids on the Rise After Ocular Surgery

Race, income and geography play a role in the amount of prescriptions filled.
10/09/2019

Upcoming Events

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
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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