Tag Archives: Ophthalmology

Dry Eye Infographic Dry Eye is one of the most prevalent eye conditions in the world, affecting millions of people, with billions of dollars spent on treatment every year. We’ve been seeing a lot of infographics circulating around the web, so we thought we’d try our hand at creating our own about Dry Eye. Enjoy! [...]

LASIK on the Frontlines – Update A few months back, Dr. Paul Koch wrote a blog post regarding an upcoming documentary about the use of LASIK surgery in the United States military, titled LASIK on the Frontlines. Since that blog post was published, PEC, the patient education company that produced the film, has begun selling [...]

Dr. Paul Koch takes a critical look at whether Femtosecond Lasers are all they’ve been hyped up to be. As many times as I have looked at femtosecond lasers for cataract surgery, I continue to wonder not so much what there place will be in our practices, but whether there will be a place. Cool [...]

BLOG #1/10: MANAGING PATIENT EXPECTATIONS Minimize Confusion At the preop level, minimize premium IOL choices as patient confusion may deter surgery altogether.  No US FDA-  approved presbyopia IOL addresses astigmatism yet and dependent on your patient counseling a toric IOL upgrade  might be a better option. Consider Lifestyle Find out the wants and needs of [...]

A 48-year-old male was referred to the clinic with chronic photophobia, redness and pain.  His best-corrected vision was 20/40 OD and 20/200 OS!  His cornea showed grade 3+ staining OS >OD, he had grade 3+ injection and chemosis, but there was no discharge and the anterior chamber was deep and quiet.  Fundus examination had always [...]

Epiphora is one of those conditions that is difficult for the doctor and the patient.  I think part of the issue is that doctors don’t have a game plan when they go into a patient exam.  A simple game plan to managing epiphora requires looking for 4 primary causes (this formula will diagnose about 98% [...]

Looking back at the AAO meeting, I saw a few very interesting things. The big buzz, not unexpectedly, was the initial kicking of the tires of the femtosecond laser systems for cataract surgery. OptiMedica seems to have jumped into the fray with both feet, as its system proved to get raves among the whispering on [...]

Chicago is a beautiful city, clean, vibrant and for the week of the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting it was sunny and charming.  The meeting was complemented by a wide range of social activities, highest among them fine dining each evening. The food was magnificent and I had the excellent fortune of dining one [...]

Here at the AAO meeting we’ve seen some pretty cool new products. After months of hope Fluramene is finally being offered by EyeSupply USA. I used a development iteration of this product and I loved it. It is a stable combination of fluorescein and lissimine, all in one drop. It is the easiest way I’ve [...]