Archive of: Cataracts

  • Dropless cataract surgery

    Posted on April 10 2015


    In recent years, evidence to support the use of alternative methods for delivering antibiotics and steroids the eye after cataract surgery has grown, while the need for added coverage with prescription eye drops has increasingly been questioned. Dropless cataract surgery delivers the drugs into the anterior vitreous after the posterior chamber IOL has been implanted in the capsular bag.  This combination antibiotic- anti-inflammatory formulation is considered safe and eliminates the need for patients to use expensive eye drops after cataract surgery.  This also helps assure compliance and convenience for the surgery patient.  It is also less confusing for patients who tend to have a hard time remembering the drop schedule that tends to follow cataract surgery. Having to use eye drops can be a tremendous barrier for a patient, especially to those that do not have a support system. Visit one of our 8 locations including Fort Myers, Naples, and Cape Coral.

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  • Using Smartphones for Diagnostic Imaging

    Posted on December 26 2014


    he team behind a smartphone lens adapter and app—which allows users to conduct extensive eye exams on patients—has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the new invention, according to Mashable.The eye exam kit, called Peek Retina, was created by a team of eye-care professionals (ECP), software developers, and product designers, and aims to increase access to high-quality eye care around the world, Mashable reported. The kit was developed through collaboration between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Strathclyde, and the NHS Glasgow Centre for Ophthalmic Research. according to Mashable, the adapter is clipped over the camera of a smartphone to allow health workers to see inside the eye and capture high-quality images, which can then be sent to physicians for diagnosis. “It removes the need for traditional ophthalmoscopes and bulky cameras, enabling examinations in any part of the world.

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  • Building Valuable Skills in Opthalmic Imaging

    Posted on October 20 2014


    Opthalmic imaging has played an important role as an addition to a patients ophthalmic examination. Imaging has become a critical component of a comprehensive exam due to new technology and treatment options. Fundus photography, optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence results are commonly used as a basis for treatment plans in glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Opthalmic personnel with imaging skills are increasingly in demand and learning these skills can expand your role as a valued member of any eye care team. In addition to the useful and technical aspects of imaging, good assessment and communication skills can also lead to better image quality. Blinking, focusing and overexposure all can be factors in obtaining clear and accurate photos. Learning to judge the images on the capture monitor can help discover any artifacts or problems.

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  • Evaluating and managing post-op CME

    Posted on October 13 2014


    Pseudophakic CME typically happens two to twelve weeks following cataract surgery, although in rare cases it may present months afterwards. The peak incidence of visually important CME is four to six weeks after cataract surgery. Two patient populations at particular high risk for developing postoperative CME are those with a history of uveitis or uncontrolled diabetes and diabetic retinopathy. Postoperative rates of CME in patients with uveitis, even when controlled preoperatively, can be larger than thirty-five percent. CME in patients with diabetes, especially those with preexisting DR and DME, has been reported to be as high as fifty-five percent. Once you have established a diagnosis of pseudophakic CME, appropriate management hinges on identifying an underlying cause, if any. Pseudophakic CME is a main cause of decreased visual acuity following uncomplicated cataract surgery and can be the source of significant patient morbidity.

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  • Two different perspectives of the posterior segment SD-OCT and Cameras

    Posted on August 25 2014


    he use of the camera to document the condition of the eye dates back to the earliest days of photography. Today we commonly use two different, but complementary, technologies to document the ocular fundus: fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). In imaging the fundus, our goal is to document anatomic structures that can be measured in microns, with enough detail for physicians to make diagnostic decisions. All this must be done through the pupil. Each of these instruments provides a different perspective of the posterior segment. Fundus Cameras The fundus camera is a horizontally mounted instrument with an internal electronic flash and an attached camera or digital sensor.

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  • Improving Outcomes For Post-Refractive Cataract Patients

    Posted on August 18 2014


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  • FEMTOSECOND CATARACT IN THE REAL WORLD

    Posted on June 30 2014


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  • DR. LEWIS AND DR. QUIGLEY CATARACT VIDEO

    Posted on May 16 2014


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  • ARE FEMTO-PHACO ASSISTED PROCEDURES THE FUTURE OF CATARACT SURGERY?

    Posted on May 09 2014


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  • FEMTOSECOND LASER

    Posted on April 16 2014


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