March 2011


Managing Non-Routine Cataract Surgery

Five surgeons offer advice for managing patients with previous refractive surgery, corneal transplant or macular degeneration.

Phaco: New Tech, New Techniques

The features of modern phaco equipment allow surgeons to use their favorite techniques safely and effectively.

Toric IOLs Are Gaining Fans

A look at cataract surgeons' favorite techniques for getting the best outcomes.

Study Raises Concern Over Plug

The Medennium SMARTPlug may be associated with an increased incidence of canaliculitis.

The Ongoing Role of Ophthalmic Ultrasound

The technology has evolved since its earliest days. This study shows that it still has a valuable place.

Targeting AMD with a Critical Carotenoid

Supplementing meso-zeaxanthin may prove to be an important new approach to fighting macular degeneration.


Review News

Editor's Page

Bottom Line

A New Tack to Rein in Runaway Awards

Premium IOL and refractive surgery patients—and surgeons—may have a new option to protect against a bad outcome.

Technology Update

A New Way to Measure Corneal Strength

Transient elastometry, currently used to measure the stiffness of liver and breast tissues, shows promise as an ophthalmic tool.

Retinal Insider

Spotting Bartonella-Associated Uveitis

Bartonella species are increasingly recognized as a cause of uveitis. Analysis of intraocular fluids can confirm the diagnosis.

Plastic Pointers

Laser Treatment for Venous Lakes

Dual-wavelength, pulsed-dye laser may offer an improved treatment option for venous lakes of the lips.

Glaucoma Management

Canaloplasty: Getting The Details Right

Surgeons continue to refine and simplify the procedure. An expert shares his experience and advice.

Therapeutic Topics

A Partial Solution to Steroid Side Effects

A look at how steroids work, and how we may be able to create one that poses less of a risk for adverse effects.

Cornea/Anterior Segment

Study Shows Value of Kpro in Youngest Eyes

Penetrating keratoplasty has never been an ideal option for children with diseased corneas. The Kpro shows promise.

Refractive Surgery

What You Can Expect From the Cachet Lens

Results from international centers give U.S. surgeons a flavor of the mechanics and effectiveness of the phakic lens.

Product News

Research Review

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

Wills Eye Resident Case Series

A short history of blurred vision prompts a patient to seek an exam, which reveals a subretinal lesion.