• Diagnosis key for proper treatment of infectious keratitis

    1 month ago - By Healio

    LAS VEGAS - Many cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis are misdiagnosed, a presenter said during Cornea Subspecialty Day at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.
    Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, said that cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis are often misdiagnosed as herpetic keratitis due to the appearance of the dendrite. Approximately 37% to 47% of these cases can be misdiagnosed, according to previous studies.
    Steroid use should be avoided unless absolutely necessary for cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis because studies have shown worse outcomes after steroid treatment.
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  • Trifocal IOL provides good visual outcomes 1-month postop

    Trifocal IOL provides good visual outcomes 1-month postop

    1 month ago - By Healio

    LAS VEGAS - The PanOptix trifocal IOL provided good visual outcomes at 1-month, according to research presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.
    Jerry G. Hu, MD, from Texas Eye and Laser Center said the study was originally intended to be presented at ASCRS 2020 but got delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “By now, most of us have had first-hand experience with this implant,” he said. “It's no longer quite timely, but it's still good, qualitative work, and the findings are still clinically relevant.”
    Researchers obtained
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  • Expert offers pearls for matching patients with the right IOL

    Expert offers pearls for matching patients with the right IOL

    1 month ago - By Healio

    LAS VEGAS - With so many IOL options available, choosing the right one can be tricky.
    In his presentation at Refractive Subspecialty Day at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, PhD, gave pearls for matching the right IOL with the right patient.
    “We're really tailoring a solution for each patient and going down to actually tailoring a solution for each individual eye,” he said.
    Although they might not be highly regarded in some circles, Auffarth said monofocal IOLs are not bad.
    “We have a lot of patients with difficult
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