In patients undergoing immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS), applying a 50% correction factor to the second eyes of patients with a first-eye prediction error within ±1.50 D of intended correction impr... more >
Several common dietary supplements may be associated with increased total mortality risk in older women, according to a study in the emArchives of Internal Medicine/em.sup1/sup Jaakko Mursu, PhD, of the University of Minnesota ... more >
Under scrutiny from many drug and device makers who find the regulatory process in the United States lengthy and burdensome, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement touting its pace of drug approvals... more >
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH (Heidelberg, Germany) will move to direct distribution within the UK market, and Haag- Streit UK Ltd. (Essex, United Kingdom) will focus mainly on Haag-Streit Group products, according to a news rele... more >
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, specifically cancerassociated oncogenic types, may be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, according to a study in the emJournal of the American College of Cardiology/em.s... more >
Recent long-term statin use reduced the risk of cataract extraction in patients aged 50 to 64 years, but short-term use was associated with an increased risk of cataract extraction, according to a study in the American emJourn... more >
slight increase in breast cancer risk, according to a study in the emJournal of the American Medical Association/em.sup1/suP. Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and c... more >
Patients with mild Alzheimer disease whose vision improved after cataract surgery also experienced improvements in cognitive ability, mood, sleep patterns, and other behaviors, according to a study presented by Brigitte Girard... more >
Users of oral contraceptives with desogestrel, gestodene, and drospirenone had at least twice the risk of venous thromboembolism compared with users of oral contraceptives with levonorgestrel, according to a study in the BMJ.su... more >
In two phase 3 studies, bromfenac ophthalmic solution (Prolensa; Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc., Irvine, California) met the primary endpoint of an absence of ocular inflammation 14 days after cataract surgery and the secondary endp... more >
Prehypertension may be associated with a higher risk of incident stroke, according to a study published in emNeurology/em.sup1/sup Meng Lee, MD, of the Stroke Center at the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues ... more >
Topcon Europe Medical BV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) has made an equity investment in LensAR, Inc. (Orlando, Florida), the companies announced in a news release. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The investment comes just wee... more >
Transepithelial PRK for mild to moderate myopia with or without astigmatism was safe and easier to perform than conventional PRK, according to a study in the emJournal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery/em.sup1/sup Additionally... more >
Dietary supplementation with vitamin E may be associated with a significantly increased risk of prostate cancer in healthy men, according to a study in the emJournal of the American Medical Association/em.sup1/sup Eric A. Klei... more >
Dry eye syndrome (DES)—when did it crop up? Or was it always problematic for our patients and were we just dismissive of its symptoms? I have been practicing ophthalmology for almost 25 years; as a corneal surgeon with an in... more >
This installment of emInside Eyetube.net/em highlights videos dedicated to complicated cataract cases and IOL implantation. Preserving the ocular anatomy, avoiding harm, and solving the individual refractive problems of each p... more >
The cornea is the most powerful refracting surface of the eye because of the large difference in the indexes of refraction between the air and the cornea. Large changes in the refractive power of the eye can be achieved by mak... more >
Accurate diagnosis helps in selection of appropriate therapies.
By MICHAEL A. LEMP, MD, FACS; AND GERD GEERLING, MD, PHD
Identify the symptoms and treat the source before surgery, then be prepared for additional symptoms after surgery.
By ERIK L. MERTENS, MD, FEBOPHTH
It is better to manage a preexisting problem than to potentially create a new postoperative one.
By ARTHUR B. CUMMINGS, MB CHB, FCS(SA), MMED (OPHTH), FRCS(EDIN)
Ophthalmologists share their experiences with various designs.
By ALOIS K. DEXL, MD, MSC; A. JOHN KANELLOPOULOUS, MD; IOANNIS G. PALLIKARIS MD, PHD; AND DIMITRIOS I. BOUZOUKIS, MD
Dry Eye: Complex Enough to Bring a Tear …
By Sheraz M. Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth Chief Medical Editor