EyeNet Magazine

When Refractive Surgery Goes Wrong

“No pain, no gain,” as the saying goes. But coping with the “pain” of refractive surgery crises is no easy feat. The good news is that many catastrophes can be managed successfully—or even avoided—if proper measures are taken.

In EyeNet's September Feature, several experts recount difficult situations, how they handled them, and what they’ve learned from their experience.

 
 
 
Multimedia Extra: Feature
In "When Refractive Surgery Goes Wrong," EyeNet asked experts to share lessons learned from five difficult cases. After Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, experienced difficulty with insertion of intracorneal ring segments, she developed a technique to combat the problem.

View her video, which demonstrates her "turnaround technique" and "double pass turnaround technique" for intrastromal corneal ring segments.

(Video courtesy of Dr. Jacob)

 
 
 
 
September 2012 Blink
 
 
Morning Rounds

The Case of the Inscrutable Infant

The baby's multiple anomalies included callosal agenesis, chorioretinal lacunae, persistent fetal vasculature, and microphthalmos.

What's your diagnosis?

September 2012 Morning Rounds
 
 
Opinion

On the Trail to Better Patient Outcomes: Aren't Frontiers Scary Places?

We all grew up watching glamorized stories of the Wild West, as bold settlers pushed the frontier into uncharted territory. With arrows zinging and bandits robbing, it must have been hard for these early pioneers to keep focused on the promise the frontier held for them.

The frontier for quality eye care is a scary place as well, but with the Academy on our side, it should be less threatening.

September 2012 Opinion
 
 
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