Corneal staining is a useful differential diagnostic tool, but one that is sometimes misunderstood.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
B-scan ultrasound is very useful technology for imaging and diagnosing posterior segment pathology.
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography is an ideal tool for retinal layer-by-layer analysis and is revolutionizing the identification and localization of various retinal pathologies.
Understanding the features of the different types of pediatric nystagmus is the basis for determining the etiology of the problem and counseling parents about the need for further evaluation, possible treatments, and their child's prognosis.
Care solutiosn play a major role in determining contact lens safety and comfort, and composition of the care product clearly matters.
Topical bacitracin ointment may be an appropriate, well-tolerated option for treatment of superficial external ocular bacterial infections.
Analyses of visual acuity results from phase III clinical trials investigating Q.D. bromfenac sodium ophthalmic solution 0.09% for treatment of inflammation and reduction of pain after cataract surgery show treatment with this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug provides functional benefits in addition to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.
A new formulation of a fixed antibiotic/corticosteroid combination containing tobramycin and dexamethasone offers several improved characteristics that make it a viable therapeutic option for management of inflammatory ocular conditions where a risk of bacterial ocular infection exists.
A post hoc analysis of data collected in two published, pivotal clinical trials demonstrates that in addition to its efficacy for treating inflammation following ocular surgery, loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.5% provides statistically significant relief of postoperative pain and other symptoms.
Although exudative disease accounts for 90% of cases of vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration, only 10% of affected patients have exudative form.