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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Treating ROP: Laser associated with high success rate for retinopathy of prematurity
Laser photocoagulation is a time-tested, well-defined, and effective treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with requirements for follow-up that are much more manageable compared with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy, argued David K. Wallace, MD, MPH.
Treating ROP: Substantial benefits make anti-VEGF preferred for Zone I disease
Anti-VEGF therapy for Zone I retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is associated with better structural and functional outcomes than laser therapy, but also a longer recurrence risk period, said Helen A. Mintz-Hittner, MD.
Insights from anti-VEGF pivotal DME trials
Analyses of data collected in the RISE/RIDE and VIVID/VISTA clinical trials provide important messages about the efficacy and safety of ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) and aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron) for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).
Innovator in small pupil management recognized with Binkhorst Medal
At the 2006 ASCRS Film Festival, Dr. Malyugin, professor of ophthalmology and deputy director, S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Institution, Moscow, received the first-place award in the instruments/devices category for his video, “Russian solution to small-pupil phaco and tamsulosin floppy-iris syndrome,” that presented the pupil expansion ring he designed for atraumatic management of the small pupil.
Ocular surface optimization key in refractive surgery management
Dry eye disease (DED) is extremely common in the adult population and important to diagnose and treat in patients undergoing corneal and cataract refractive surgery because it can affect vision, quality of life, and surgical outcomes, said Edward J. Holland, MD.
Considering laser cataract surgery in combined glaucoma procedures
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) has some benefits for patients and for surgeons, but it remains to be seen if it adds value when used in combined glaucoma-cataract procedures, said Leon W. Herndon Jr., MD.

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