Eye care is an ever-evolving field, and 2019 brought with it several advances in approach and technique that surgeons need to keep in mind as they adopt the latest best practices in glaucoma surgery.
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Myopia is expected to become a leading cause of permanent blindness around the world.1
Myopia is a disease—not a refractive error anymore, says Pamela Lowe, OD, FAAO, at Vision Expo East in New York City.
As director of optometry at a surgical center where almost all of our patients are referred by their ODs, high-level comanagement is part of what I do every day.
“Oops”—it is a short, one-syllable word that most of us use on occasion—but never by surgeons.
Technicians play an invaluable role in eye care.
One of your patients, who previously had LASIK, now needs cataract surgery.
Our patients have numerous choices regarding advanced technology and eye care. Advances range from how patients check in for an appointment to what tools a surgeon uses to dissect tissue. They all have their benefits, and all come at a cost.
We often perform cataract surgery with near vision correction, using monovision or presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses (IOLs). These folks are typically happy despite having mild residual refractive error. Something magically happens between that patient getting glasses that she “just cannot wear, at all” and getting cataract surgery. Let’s follow that patient’s path.
We have all been there, wrapping up the exam of a complex patient with many ocular diseases wishing there was more time to break down each diagnosis and educate the patient a bit more.