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Dramatic improvements have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease. Thanks to a breakthrough in the management of MGD, we are now beginning to understand biofilm and how its presence on the lid margin affects the ocular surface.
Microblepharoexfoliation is a procedure in which a device called BlephEx is used to exfoliate the lid margin, removing the biofilm. Read on to learn about how this procedure can reduce inflammation and inflammatory changes on the lid margin, thus improving tear production and meibomian gland secretion, and enhance other therapies.
Many macular carotenoid-containing nutritional supplements are available today, each with its own formulation. Absorption into the target macular tissue is an important aspect of carotenoid supplementation that likely impacts its effectiveness. A recent study at Florida International University compared two formulations to determine their effectiveness. Read on to learn about the results, and how studies like this one are helping to advance the collective understanding of how ocular nutrition can improve quality of vision and protect against sight-threatening disease.
Many of the tools currently used for assessing refractive error are technologically outdated, impractical, and associated with inconsistent measurements. Eye Refract combines state-of-the-art objective technology with classical subjective refraction methods to offer a rapid, dynamic binocular measurement of refraction using wavefront technology to deliver efficient, consistent, and precise results.
Read on to learn about how Eye Refract provides precise refraction in less time.
A growing body of research informs ophthalmology’s comprehension of the importance of xanthophyll carotenoids (XCs) in retinal health and function. The AREDS2 clinical trial provided strong evidence that a nutritional supplement containing the XCs lutein and zeaxanthin can reduce the risk of progression from intermediate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Read about new evidence and ideas about which retinal cells contain carotenoids and their proposed role in soft drusen formation enable a new way to think about the AREDS2 supplement and will aid in the discovery of better ways to exploit pathways of nutritional biochemistry for improved disease control and prevention.
This tip sheet will help you create a financial dashboard to locate data and track trends for your eye care practice quickly and easily. Learn how to quickly grasp your eye care practice’s financial health every month and address any issues you may uncover.
A new study that examines clinically relevant outcomes in glaucoma in relation to three different forms of tonometry has been published. Goldmann, Corneal Compensated IOP (IOPcc), and Rebound tonometry were examined in open-angle glaucoma patients. IOPcc had the strongest association with visual field loss (24.5%); more than double the association of Goldmann applanation tonometry (11.1%), and more than four times that of Rebound tonometry (5.8%). This indicates that IOPcc is a valuable measurement for glaucoma management.
Daga, FB, Diniz-Filho, A, Ogata, NG, Susanna, BN, Susanna, CN, Medeiros, FA. (2019) Association Between Rates of Visual Field Progression and Intraocular Pressure Measurements Obtained by Different Tonometers, Ophthalmology, Volume 126, Number 1, 49-54.
Ergonomic design and eye care don’t always go together – in fact, eye care practitioners are often extremely susceptible to injuries and musculoskeletal disorders due to poor postures and outdated equipment.
In this white paper from Haag-Streit USA, you’ll learn:
- Where eye care practitioners are most likely to experience injuries and chronic pain
- Which equipment is most likely to cause these issues
- What kind of ergonomic adjustments can be made to prevent these disorders from occurring
Daily aches and pains aren’t required as part of your job description – find out how you can make simple adjustments to your daily routine and eye care equipment for a healthier, happier, and more productive career.
When switching from paper charts to an EHR system, Bowie, MD-based ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Malouf wanted an affordable system that was designed to fit ophthalmology practices. That’s what led him to choose EMA™, the #1 ophthalmology EHR system.
To find out why he describes implementing EMA as “the best decision we ever made,” download the case study below.
A prospective study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel mechanical eyelid device used by the patient at home for one minute each day (NuLidsTM by NuSight Medical, LLC, Rancho Santa Fe, CA) under the doctor's supervision for the treatment of dry eye disease (DED), blepharitis and meibomian gland disease (MGD).
The attached article “Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: A comprehensive Treatment Solution For Glaucoma” by Savak Teymoorian, MD describes SLT as a highly effective approach for first-line glaucoma treatment, as adjunct therapy with drugs, and as alternative therapy when drugs or surgery fail. SLT has become an essential tool in the glaucoma treatment armamentarium.
- SLT: Stimulating a Natural Healing Response – Without Thera Damage
- SLT is Safe, Effective and Repeatable
- First-Line, Second-Line and Beyond
- Integrating SLT into Clinical Practice
- Patient Selection Criteria
- An evolving Treatment Landscape
The attached Whitepaper discusses MIGS and MEDS: Is there a better option? Exploring the role of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in conjunction with Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
- Pitfalls of Managing Glaucoma with Meds
- SLT – A Dual-Purpose Alternative
- SLT is equivalent in IOP lowering to one or more medications, without the side effects or problems of compliance
- SLT and MIGS
- Synergy with SLT
The attached article by Glaucoma specialist Savak “Sev” Teymoorian, MD, MBA describes how “Team Glaucoma” has acquired new players:
- Overcoming Barriers in Glaucoma Care with Electrophysiology (PERG)
- Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty as the offensive player
- Ethnicity and Glaucoma, By Mark A. Latina, MD
- Electroretinography (ERG)
- Incorporating new technology
The attached Whitepaper ‘Reflex™ Technology – Transforming Anterior and Posterior YAG Treatments with a New Generation laser” by Laser Vitreolysis expert I Paul Singh, MD describes the unique characteristics of Ellex Reflex™ YAG laser technology for performing Laser Floater Treatment (LFT):
- Lighting up the entire vitreous to establish where the lens, floater and retina lie in relation to the floater and each other
- Red Reflex provides greater visual contrast to enhance the view of the target opacity
- On and off-axis illumination is used to determine spatial context of the vitreous opacity
- Conventional YAG lasers have significant limitations