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September 2013

Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometry: Wave of the Future?

In a sea of new high-tech tools for ophthalmic surgery, intraoperative wavefront aberrometry is an innovation that some believe could enable cataract surgeons to send their patients home with less than 0.5 D of pseudophakic refractive error.

Is it making a difference in practice?


EyeNet introduces its brand new mobile-optimized digital edition—all the benefits of the print edition, plus digital enhancements. 

Read on a break at work, kicking back at home with your iPad, or on your phone while in line at the grocery store. Check it out.

Multimedia Extra: News in Review
In this month’s news section, “A New Corneal Layer,” EyeNet talked with Harminder S. Dua, MD, about his discovery of a new layer of the cornea.

Toward the end of the slide show above, the surgeon tugs on Dua's layer.

© 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology


Multimedia Extra: Pearls

Also check out this month's Ophthalmic Pearls, "Conjunctival Pigmented Lesions: Diagnosis and Management," which offers an overview of presentation and management. 

Differentiating these lesions is crucial for administering the correct treatment. For an overview, see the video of the four types of melanocytic conjunctival pigmented lesions. All photos courtesy of Carol L. Karp, MD.

September 2013 Blink
Morning Rounds

The Gaze Confusion

The patient was a 30-year-old man who had never had eye problems before. But after eight days of pain, redness, photophobia, and mild blurry vision in his right eye, he went to the emergency room. He told the ER staff that he was HIV positive and that he was on highly active antiretroviral therapy. When the ER staff reviewed his medical records, they found that his viral load was undetectable at his last clinic visit.

What’s your diagnosis?

September 2013 Morning Rounds

"Good Morning!" "Who Are You?"

Thankfully, you can’t rely on gender, race, age, dress, habits, or ability to speak “doctorese” anymore. And now, whole teams of medical support staff are well trained and focused on enhancing the patient experience. How much more pleasant it is to practice with such a team than it used to be in a solo setting.

But for the patient, it has only enhanced the confusion. “Who are you?” is more frequently thought, and even uttered, than ever before.

September 2013 Opinion

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