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February 2013

Savvy Steroid Use

Balancing the benefits and risks of steroids is vital to optimizing ocular health, and each patient’s circumstances must be factored into the treatment equation. 

In February's Feature, four experts share insight on when and how to use ocular steroids and offer tips to achieve success with these powerful agents.

Multimedia Extra: Clinical Update

This month's Anterior Segment Clinical Update discusses the use of iris implant devices for congenital and acquired aniridia or severe iris trauma. 

In the video above, Dr. Kenneth S. Rosenthal performs surgery on a 17-year-old patient with congenital aniridia, beginning with lens removal and insertion of an IOL, followed by placement of a HumanOptics Artificial Iris.

(Video provided courtesy of Kenneth S. Rosenthal, MD.)

February 2013 Blink
Morning Rounds

Behind the Eight Ball

For weeks, the patient had been having moderate headaches on a daily basis. The 73-year-old then suddenly developed blurred vision in her left eye and horizontal diplopia. An exam revealed multiple cranial nerve deficits and involvement of the left posterior sphenoid sinus.

What's your diagnosis?

February 2013 Morning Rounds

Distracted? Finding Focus in Spite of Technology

During his keynote address at the 2012 Joint Meeting in Chicago, Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, author of Cutting for Stone, showed a painting of a doctor sitting by a bedside. A cartoon computer had replaced the patient in the bed as the primary focus of the doctor’s attention. Dr. Verghese said many patients get that feeling after seeing the doctor. If so, it’s time for all of us to manage distractions better and refocus on the patient.

February 2013 Opinion

We welcome letters on all issues raised in EyeNet, and on ophthalmology generally.

Share your thoughts with your colleagues by sending a letter to eyenet@aao.org.


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