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June 2011


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The IOP Question: Experts Discuss Fluctuation

The importance of IOP variation is up for debate, but some glaucoma experts are accounting for it in practice. Plus a look ahead at monitoring devices. (more)

Clinical Update: Oculoplastics

For concerns both cosmetic and functional, postsurgical or posttraumatic scarring can pose a challenge for physicians. But the antimetabolite 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) offers a versatile option for approaching this common problem. Given its proven and long-standing track record in oncology, off-label applications of 5-FU have expanded in recent years into orbital and adnexal efforts to modify keloids and hypertrophic scars. (more)

In the slideshow above, Dr. Raymond S. Douglas demonstrates the use of 5-FU for scar remodeling.


Mystery Image: What do you see?

Morning Rounds

The Case of the Woman Who Was Dressed to Blind

Nobody could account for the diminishing vision in the left eye of this 61-year-old. Then she started noticing similar problems in her right eye. What's your diagnosis? (more)

Why Carry Ballast? It’s So 20th Century

As charging outlets, downloadable books, and wireless connectivity to the Internet proliferate, there will scarcely be a place where you can’t use your phone for amusement. And as tablet computers become more prevalent, it might actually be possible to get some serious work done. No need for ballast in the 21st century. As for me? Will I ever jettison my ballast? We’ll see. (more)

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