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Incidence of Cystoid Macular Edema After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

Conclusions: Although CME frequently occurred after DMEK, no CME risk factors were identified. In addition, CME did not significantly affect long-term visual outcomes when it was appropriately treated.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

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Purpose: To analyze the effects of a dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX; Ozurdex 700 μg; Allergan) administered immediately after cataract surgery in diabetic patients. Methods: This prospective, single-arm, open label study (NCT01748487 at ClinicalTrials.gov) involved Type 2 diabetic patients with at least mild diabetic retinopathy (DR) who underwent cataract surgery and DEX insertion after phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation were enrolled. Best-corrected visual acuity and central retinal thickness (CRT) measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography were recorded at 1 week preope...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Purpose: To investigate whether the aqueous angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) level correlates with clinical features in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: The control and study groups consisted of all consecutive patients who received senile cataract surgery or intravitreal ranibizumab injection for treatment-naïve neovascular AMD, respectively. The AMD group received 3 monthly ranibizumab injections followed by monthly pro re nata for at least 12 months. Aqueous ANGPTL4 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were measured at baseline and 4 weeks after the first injection. In the AMD...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: Combined pars plana vitrectomy, endodiathermy of feeding and draining vessels, endoresection of RCH, and silicone oil injection may be an effective treatment option for complex RCH, achieving high anatomical success and stable or even improved visual acuity, acceptable rates of disease- and treatment-related complications, and minimal need for retreatment.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery.Kaiser Health News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2018 Source:Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology Author(s): Saeed Alwadani Cataract surgery is the most common surgery to face the ophthalmology training resident. To facilitate achieving surgical competency and reduce complication rates, wet laboratories and surgical simulators are used in surgical disciplines worldwide. We developed a simulator and wet-lab course that aims to build the microsurgery skills of trainees and improve safety during real surgical procedures. Herewith, we describe the standardized hands-on course that incorporates these tools for advanced training. Additi...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2018 Source:Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology Author(s): Neha Goel A 65-year-old female presented with loss of vision and a mass in her right eye after periocular anaesthesia for cataract surgery in a camp. She was found to have a nasal subconjunctival mass, which was confirmed to contain the crystalline lens after surgical exploration, along with a superior perilimbal suspected scleral rupture. There was accompanying vitreous haemorrhage, retinal detachment and subretinal haemorrhage that was managed by pars plana vitrectomy. Post operatively, she achieved a best corrected visua...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionIOP control was achieved safely with two trabecular micro-bypass stents, one suprachoroidal stent, and postoperative prostaglandin. This microinvasive, ab interno approach introduces a possible new treatment option for refractory disease.Trial RegistrationNCT01456390.FundingGlaukos Corporation.
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
ConclusionRelapse rates in PMR are highest in the early stages of therapy. Despite often protracted therapy, with the exception of cataracts, the rates of studied morbidities linked to GC are not more common in PMR than comparators.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:European Polymer Journal Author(s): Natascha Riehle, Sibylle Thude, Tobias Götz, Andreas Kandelbauer, Solon Thanos, Günter E.M. Tovar, Günter Lorenz Soft thermoplastic polysiloxane-urea-elastomers (PSUs) were prepared for the application as a biomaterial to replace the human natural lens after cataract surgery. PSUs were synthesized from amino-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS), 4,4’–Methylenebis(cyclohexylisocyanate) (H12MDI) and 1,3–Bis(3-aminopropyl)-1,1,3,3–tetramethyldisiloxane (APTMDS) by a two-step polyaddition ro...
Source: European Polymer Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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