June consultation #5

It is interesting to investigate the reason that triggered this patient's ectasia. If the patient has scratched the eyes (allergy), he should be oriented and treated.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Consultation section: Refractive Source Type: research

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ConclusionsTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to describe corneal ectasia in a patient with keratoconus following phacoemulsification surgery. Cataract surgeons should provide extra caution to patients with keratoconus and take into consideration this rare but potentially sight-threatening complication.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) stents are quickly becoming the norm. A new study from Market Scope titled “2019 Glaucoma Surgical Device Market Report,” shows that MIGS stents account for almost half of all glaucoma surgical device revenue in 2019. This is an even more impressive feat for the devices considering the loss of revenue that occurred from the Cypass Micro-Stent being recalled nearly a year ago. Alcon pulled Cypass off the market after five-year data revealed a higher rate of cell loss compared to patients who had cataract surgery alone. However, the report said Cypass...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study confirms the safety and efficacy of XEN gel stents in the management of pseudoexfoliative glaucoma 2 years after implantation, with success rates similar to primary open-angle glaucoma regardless of the definition of success. Purpose: To compare the long-term safety and efficacy of XEN gel implant surgery (Allergan Inc., Irvine, CA) in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEXG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Setting: Prospective, interventional study in a tertiary glaucoma center. Methods: A total of 110 eyes of 85 patients with POAG (57 eyes) or PEXG (53 eyes) and uncontrolled intraocular...
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Alcubierre R, Sanchez-Dalmau BF, Mousavi K Abstract A 58 year-old woman presented with severe chemosis and ophthalmoparesis on her left eye 8hours after uncomplicated cataract surgery under sub-tenon anaesthesia. Recovery of extrinsic motility was observed after corticosteroid and antihistamine treatment, but a non-haemorrhagic papillary oedema and a concentric defect of visual field were found. It progressed to papillary atrophy with preserved central vision, but with a significant visual field constriction. The aetiological study revealed an allergy to hyaluronidase that was used as adjuvant to the anaes...
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
ConclusionMany factors are associated with efficacious and adequate treatment of primary CRS. The pathology must be correctly diagnosed and be inflammatory in nature. The treatment paradigm should include wide and complete endoscopic sinus surgery for the adequate delivery of topical therapy. Topical therapy should be delivered in large ‐volume, low‐pressure devices with adequate dosing. Although there is some systemic absorption, multiple studies have demonstrated that long‐term, daily use of topical corticosteroids does not increase intraocular pressure, suppress the hypothalamic‐pituitary‐adrenal axis, or incr...
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Dr. Kanclerz reports non-financial support from Visim and Optopol Technology. Dr. Grzybowski reports grants, personal fees and non-financial support from Bayer; grants, non-financial support from Novartis; non-financial support from Alcon, personal fees and non-financial support from Valeant, grants and non-financial support from Allergan, grants and non-financial support from Pfizer, grants, and financial support from Santen. No conflicting relationship exists for any author.
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Glaukos is probably at the top of its game when it comes down to maintaining a presence in the micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) market. The San Clemente, CA-based company reaffirmed its laser-like focus on the market during a presentation at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier on Wednesday. Glaukos’ CEO Thomas Burns began his presentation speaking on the strengths of the firm and its goals going forward. “Our mission is aspirational,” Burns said. “As a company we are seeking to transform glaucoma therapy, and in doing so we ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
One-year follow-up of the XEN® implant with mitomycin-C in pseudoexfoliative glaucoma patients. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2018 Aug 27;:1120672118795063 Authors: Ibáñez-Muñoz A, Soto-Biforcos VS, Chacón-González M, Rúa-Galisteo O, Arrieta-Los Santos A, Lizuain-Abadía ME, Del Río Mayor JL Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the intraocular pressure-lowering effect, the safety profile, and the success rate of the XEN45 Gel Stent (Allergan, Dublin, Ireland) in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma. METHODS: Retrospective study conducted on patients wit...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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