February 2012


Challenges Create Cost Increases for Eye Banks

Rising costs, tighter regulation and new technology are changing the traditional eye bank model.

Cross-Linking: Asking the Tough Questions

Four surgeons discuss the risks and address the unanswered questions still associated with this procedure.

Fine-tuning the Femtosecond Flap

Surgeons agree that they offer advantages over flaps created with microkeratomes, but the optimal size and shape of femtosecond flaps is still up for debate.

How to Bring Your Skills to the Surface

Surface ablation can offer benefits besides just using less tissue than LASIK, say surgeons.

LASIK Surgeons Pine for Patients

Surgeons on our National Panel discuss the trends that are shaping their subspecialty.


Review News

Editor's Page

Technology Update

The Arrival of Intralase Cataract Cuts

A small device added to their laser may allow Intralase surgeons to get into the femtosecond cataract game.

Medicare Q & A

Continuing Changes For CPT Codes in 2012

Highlights of changes that will commonly affect ophthalmic practices this year, including additions, modifications and deletions.

Retinal Insider

Endophthalmitis After Intravitreal Injection

Fortunately, endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection is rare, but clinicians should maintain a low threshold for treatment.

Glaucoma Management

Combining Phaco and Glaucoma Surgery

Minimally invasive glaucoma procedures may make it easier for surgeons to treat cataracts and glaucoma at the same time.

Therapeutic Topics

VKC and the Allergy Rogues Gallery

What sets vernal keratoconjunctivitis apart from other allergic conditions, and how to create targeted treatments for it.

Refractive Surgery

Catching Keratoconus Before You Operate

Experts outline the advantages and disadvantages of some of the more popular methods of corneal analysis.

Product News

Research Review

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

Sudden, painless, progressively blurry vision in a middle-aged man who presents at the Wills Neuro-Ophthalmology service.