Category Archives: Treatment

My Observership in India (Part 3): Surgery Our guest blogger and new Industry Relations Associate, Ashruti Hajari, continues with Part 3 of her experience volunteering in an observership program at a government hospital in Western India. Click for Part 1 and Part 2. During my last week, I rotated through the surgical department. Much like [...]

Eye Care on Pinterest Although the healthcare industry has been somewhat slow to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon, there is no denying the meteoric rise of the relatively new social media platform. We perused through some eye care-related Pinterest boards and picked out some of our favorites for you. Local Eye Site Local Eye Site [...]

Tech Watch: Sensimed Triggerfish   If you’ve been paying close attention to the world of medical technology, you may already know about Sensimed’s breakthrough product, Triggerfish. The intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring device has been available in parts of Europe for a couple of years now, and Sensimed announced earlier this month that patient recruitment is [...]

LASIK in the Military   While the Academy meeting is our fall meeting and attention is directed there, I want to give a plug to the ASCRS well in advance of their spring meeting. The ASCRS provided an unrestricted grant to Bob Watson and PEC, an excellent patient education company, to develop a short and [...]

#4 of 10: Top Reasons for Poor Premium IOL Outcomes and How to Remedy Them:  Managing Posterior Capsular Opacification   Despite the advances in IOL technology, standard or premium; monofocal, accommodating or multifocal; MICS or dual-optic; square-edge or not; posterior capsular opacification still occurs and can be quite menacing to the visual outcome. This is [...]

The World’s First 3D Performance Eye Clinic   We’ve written a lot about 3D technology, documenting its evolution from cheesy 80’s movie gimmick all the way to legitimate operating room tool. With the growing popularity of this technology, there have been many claims that viewing 3D entertainment may be detrimental to ocular health. While these [...]

GlassesOff: Improving Your Vision with Your Smartphone Ucansi, Inc., a US based company with a Research and Development facility in Israel, has developed a revolutionary smartphone app that may someday make reading glasses obsolete. Their app, called GlassesOff, “is a non-invasive software solution that boosts the brain’s visual cortex performance.” The software is designed for [...]

Blog Spotlight: Sports Eye Injuries   Today’s Blog Spotlight comes from Optical Vision Resources. Their blog post from August 24 highlights the dangers of sports-related eye injuries that plague athletics of all levels. The post featured some pretty alarming statistics, citing that more than 40,000 athletes suffer eye injuries each year. This equates to emergency [...]

  Philanthropy Spotlight: The Himalayan Cataract Project   There are several charitable organizations within the eye care industry on regional, national, and global levels, all doing their part to improve the ocular health of the less fortunate. One such organization, The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP), has been working toward ridding developing countries of blindness for [...]

#3 of 10: Top Reasons for Poor Premium IOL Outcomes and How to Remedy Them: Managing Astigmatism Mitchell A Jackson MD The ultimate goal in obtaining the premium outcome with a premium IOL requires mastering how to set patient expectations, how to perform the ideal preoperative evaluation (Blogs 1 and 2 in this 10 part [...]