ASCRS conference overview for retina specialists

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The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery hosted its 2021 ASCRS and ASOA Annual Meeting July 23-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Retina

Study: Dexamethasone intraocular suspension 9% offering high surgeon, patient satisfaction after cataract surgery

Cathleen McCabe, MD, presents results of a retrospective study highlighting the effectiveness of dexamethasone intraocular suspension 9% following cataract surgery.

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Factors to consider in IOP elevations associated with vitreoretinal treatments

Basil Williams, Jr., MD, reports on the association between development of elevated intraocular pressure and numerous commonly performed vitreoretinal treatments.

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Real-world experience with dexamethasone intraocular suspension in cataract surgery

Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, presents details of a retrospective review of dexamethasone intraocular suspension 9%, including reduced postoperative inflammation.

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Case report: Intermediate uveitis caused by black ink tattoo

Jonathan D. Shader, DO, CPA, presents a case study involving an uncommon cause of posterior-intermediate uveitis: the black ink used to create a tattoo.

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IOL & Surgery

Study shows refractive stability of fluid optic IOL

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, presents results of the year-long Grail Study demonstrating the safety and performance of the Juvene IOL from LensGen Inc.

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Surgical updates for Bausch + Lomb

Chuck Hess shares an update on Bausch + Lomb's latest developments in surgical technology, as well as how the company has adapted its operations during the pandemic.

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Technology

Outcomes of LASIK utilising new topography-integrated aberrometer

Colman R. Kraff, MD, shares highlights of a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the use of the iDesign 2.0 Refractive Studio for the treatment of patients with hyperopia and myopia.

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Refining surgical procedures with cloud-based analytical software

Mitch Schultz, MD, speaks on the capabilities of a cloud-based database system to look at energy-fluid metrics, provide surgeons with the capacity to refine procedures and give patients better outcomes.

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Cataract & Refractive

Exploring collagen cross-linking as a treatment for keratoconus

Kathryn M. Hatch, MD, details how collagen CXL is evolving with the goals of reducing complications and actually improving visual acuity.

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Micro-bypass stent implant during cataract surgery: lower IOP, fewer medications

Mark Gallardo, MD, reports 12-month outcomes of iStent inject® combined with cataract surgery in a predominantly Hispanic patient population with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and comorbid cataract.

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Glaucoma

Active Sentry handpiece stabilizes IOP, anterior chamber during PEA surgery

Hisaharu Suzuki, MD, PhD, provides insight on how a handpiece maintains the anterior chamber stability even when occlusion occurs, suggesting its usefulness for a safe and efficient surgery.

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Cornea

CXL effects remain generally stable 10 years post-treatment

Steven Greenstein, MD, reports on results of epi-off corneal collagen cross-linking treatment in keratoconus and ectasia patients 10 years after undergoing laser refractive surgery.

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Case study: Sebaceous gland carcinoma with no eyelid involvement

Case study looks at a 90-year-old patient with a sebaceous gland carcinoma with corneal and bulbar conjunctival involvement, but the eyelid was spared.

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Ophthalmology

Evaluating safety, efficacy of TP03 for Demodex blepharitis treatment

Elizabeth Yeu, MD, shares results from the Saturn 1 pivotal phase 2b3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of TP03 for the treatment of patients diagnosed with Demodex blepharitis.

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Risuteganib for DED: Promising treatment with increased TBUT, low staining scores

Eric Donnenfeld, MD, highlights study results exhibiting risuteganib as a potential treatment option for dry eye disease.

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Ocular findings reported in case of siblings with LCA

Case study of 2 sisters with Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) analyzes ocular findings, connection.

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