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FDA Efforts: Patient Perspective on LASIK  9/15/2017

Within the last three decades, the ophthalmic field has made great strides in refractive surgery. Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), for example, accounted for approximately 600,000 surgeries in 2015, with most patients reporting satisfaction following the procedure.

While this surgical intervention generally improves vision, we at the US Food and Drug Administration ...
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News  3/15/2017

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.


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Refractive Surgery Fallout: GPs to the Rescue  3/15/2017

Gas permeable lenses are an effective option for overcoming refractive surgery  complications.
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Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: Not Just for Adults  2/15/2017

Treatment plans for pediatric patients with keratoconus may get an upgrade soon with this newly approved technology.
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News  2/15/2017

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking | Meibomian Gland dysfunction | Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
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Retained PK Sutures  2/15/2017

This graft patient showed suture fragments on follow-up. Is it a cause for concern?
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How Would You Handle These Refractive Surgery Controversies?  10/15/2016

Despite the procedure’s popularity, some issues still remain. How should you address them?
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News Review  10/15/2016

Here is a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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Contact Lens Use After Corneal Crosslinking  6/15/2016

An irregular cornea patient presents needing better vision following a corneal stabilization procedure. What do you do?
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Corneal Crosslinking: Its Time Has Come  6/15/2016

Though the main treatment for ectasia remains contact lens use, a new procedure could ease the fitting ordeal.


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Fitting Rigid Lenses After Refractive Surgery  6/15/2016

Corneal and scleral GP lenses cover the ‘last mile’ for patients who need correction after LASIK and PRK.
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In Brief  6/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Corneal Crosslinking Suitable for Pediatric Patients  5/15/2016

Research indicates younger patients may benefit from this procedure.
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Corneal Crosslinking: Reshaping Keratoconus Management  5/15/2016

This long-awaited procedure strengthens collagen bonds to stabilize the cornea. Recent technological advances seek to make the treatment faster and more customizable.
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Surgical Management of Keratoconus: Battle of the Bulge  5/15/2016

Corrective lenses can serve patients well for years, but a lasting solution may require a trip to the OR.
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What Increases the Need for Refractive Surgery Retreatment?  4/15/2016

Presence of pre-surgical factors could mean the difference between undergoing one treatment and three.
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Corneal Diameter Affects Postoperative Astigmatism  2/15/2016

Researchers indicate a new factor to consider prior to surgery.
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In Brief  2/15/2016

Here's a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Corneal Astigmatism Correction During Cataract Surgery  11/15/2015

Surgeons have more options—and decisions—than ever before.
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In Brief  11/15/2015

Here's a snapshot of what is happening in the industry.
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New Kid on the Block  11/15/2015

Got a problem post-surgical patient? Try looking at the newest modalities for answers.

 

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Prepping the Surgical Eye  11/15/2015

In many anterior ocular surgeries, good ocular surface integrity is vital to postoperative success. 
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Something to SMILE About?  11/15/2015

How does the newest refractive procedure measure up against LASIK?
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Staying in Shape: Post-Surgical Keratoconic Lens Placement  11/15/2015

Can additional surgery be avoided in a keratoconus patient who requires better functional vision?
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