April 2015


Antibiotics & Cataract Surgery: New Frontiers

Alternatives to topical drops appear to be effective—and they’re becoming more popular.

Clinical Advances in Ocular Allergy

Researchers are exploring disease-modifying treatment options and not just symptomatic relief.

How to Assess an Ophthalmic Start-up

Your initial due diligence when considering a medical start-up should include these steps.

Is Bilateral, Same-Day Cataract the Future?

Surgeons need some questions answered before they’ll embrace the procedure.

Trade-offs in New Tech Decision-Making

Balancing demands for cost-cutting while maintaining high quality requires keeping patients’ interests front and center.


Review News

Technology Update

Using Corneal Analysis To Help Choose an IOL

Imaging often reserved for laser refractive surgery patients can help evaluate premium intraocular lens candidates, as well.

Letters to the Editor

Medicare Q & A

Need-to-Know Changes For the PQRS in 2015

Changes to the participation bonus, new ophthalmic measures and requirements that can affect future reimbursements.

Retinal Insider

Outer Retinal Layers as Predictors of Vision Loss

Advances in optical coherence tomography reveal correlations between retinal anatomy and vision loss in several retinal diseases.

Glaucoma Management

The Pros and Cons of Preservatives

Preservatives such as BAK can be hard on your patients’ corneas, but the alternatives sometimes raise practical concerns.

Therapeutic Topics

Hopes and Hurdles for Stem Cell Therapy

The exciting world of stem cell therapy is the cutting edge of medical research. Here’s how it intersects with ophthalmology.

Cornea/Anterior Segment

IOP Control: Know Your Surgical Options

The advent of MIGS may change the equation about what’s the best initial therapy for patients with open-angle glaucoma.

Refractive Surgery

Get the Eye Ready for LASIK Surgery

As the most powerful refracting element of the eye, the air/tear interface deserves a lot of preoperative attention, surgeons say.

Product News

Research Review

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

April 2015 Wills Eye Resident Case Series

A young infant is brought to Wills for evaluation of increased pigmentation and associated nodular lesions in her right eye.