Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cataracts

Did your cataract surgeon graduate over 25 years ago?

A new study says they still do a solid job. The study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that being a "late-career" surgeon, meaning out of school for...

New FDA approval: Inveltys.

Inveltys is approved for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and pain following ocular surgery. What is it? It's a steroid drop, loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 1% to be...

Third time’s a charm.

Ocular Therapeutix resubmits Dextenza to the FDA (for the third time). What is Dextenza? It's a dexamethasone insert, placed through the punctum into the canaliculus and is designed to...

Does having cataract surgery worsen wet AMD?

A new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology did a review of 81 eyes with wet AMD that underwent cataract surgery. Tell me about the...

Weekly social media roundup.

82% The number of OD's that would still choose optometry if they had to do it all over again according to a new survey. Don't take off...

It’s like working the control tower and flying the plane at the same time.

Anthem put out new guidelines stating anesthesiologists are not medically necessary in cataract surgery in most cases. What do you mean "most cases"? Unless the patient is "less...

If you manage cataract surgery…

Dexycu received FDA approval last week. It's a sustained-release one-time injection of dexamethasone in the anterior chamber after cataract surgery. This gives an alternative to...

What your patient might ask you…

Am I more likely to have cataracts because I'm diabetic? Yes, at least twice as likely actually. The study analyzed medical records from 2000-2015 and included over 56,000...

Do diabetics have an increased risk of developing macular edema after cataract surgery?

According to a new study, yes. The study used electronic health record data from over 4800 eyes undergoing cataract surgery. All patients were diabetic with various levels...

What your patient might ask you…

Will I live longer if I get cataract surgery? The NY Times published an article last week about a study that says women who have cataract surgery...

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