Panuveitis Treated with Cataract Surgery, Intraocular Lens Insertion, Synechialysis, Retisert Steroid Implant, and Glaucoma Filtration Tube

 

Panuveitis can be one of the most challenging problems in Ophthalmic Surgery as this type of severe and pervasive inflammation can affect multiple aspects of the eye resulting in loss of vision.  This particular patient needs the Retisert steroid implant for the treatment of severe inflammatory complications.  Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and […]

By |August 12th, 2012|Blog, Cataract Surgery, Duke Eye Center, Glaucoma, Retina, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seven Scientific Posters Sponsored by TearScience at ARVO Advance Understanding of Evaporative Dry Eye to Improve Patient Care

TearScience Inc. announced that it sponsored research for seven scientific posters on evaporative dry eye and its technology at ARVO. Subjects reflect new, ongoing research on the disease, TearScience’s technology, and clinical outcomes. The posters cover topics such as how the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System can rejuvenate Meibomian gland secretions for up to a year […]

By |May 14th, 2012|Blog, Dry Eye, Duke Eye Center, LASIK, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Combining Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery in a Single “Combined” Procedure

Combining cataract and glaucoma surgery in a single procedure is not new.  Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC has the enormous privilege of working along with one of the top Glaucoma Services in managing patients that have […]

By |February 29th, 2012|Blog, Cataract Surgery, Duke Eye Center, Glaucoma, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to Back Wins for Duke Basketball – Just How DId It Happen?

Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC along with Ophthalmic Technician, Adam Staley explain what it takes to prepare for a Duke Basketball game.  Whether playing or watching, in Cameron Indoor Stadium, the key is to be “in […]

By |February 12th, 2012|Blog, Duke Eye Center, Refractive Surgery, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Special Considerations In Treating Patients with Advanced or Dense Cataracts

 

What special or additional considerations are needed when managing the patient with a particularly dense cataract?  Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC is frequently asked this question by patients as well as trainees and it begins with […]

By |February 8th, 2012|Blog, Cataract Surgery, Duke Eye Center, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Corneal Transplantation (Keratoplasty) Using the DSAEK Technique in the Multitube Hypotonous Glaucoma Patient

Glaucoma, previous filtering tube surgery, and hypotony are ALL risk factors for DSAEK surgery and increase the risk of donor tissue detachment.  Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center demonstrates the techniques behind successful corneal transplantation using the DSAEK (Descemets Stripping […]

Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) at Duke Eye Center by Alan N. Carlson, M.D.

Alan N. Carlson, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service of the Duke Eye Center was inspired by the “Friends of Fuchs” organization and the feedback from his presentation was overwhelming.  In follow up, he shares the following video demonstrating his technique for Corneal Transplantation (using the DSEK, DSAEK […]

What if My Vision is Not What I Expected After Cataract Surgery?

The Duke Eye Center is uncompromising with respect to their commitment to patient care and quality outcomes.  One of the most disturbing and sometimes devastating “let downs” that a patient and surgeon can experience after cataract surgery occurs in the patient who has undergone surgery that is perfect from a technical standpoint but in the […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Blog, Cataract Surgery, Duke Eye Center, Retina, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery in a Patient with Keratoconus: Which Intraocular Lens is Best?

I had a patient referred today who has keratoconus and a cataract and the question about which intraocular lens (IOL) to use came up as a wonderful discussion with the patient as well as my colleagues.  While a Toric IOL may sound very appealing in a patient with a large amount of astigmatism, here are […]

Corneal collagen crosslinking in progressive keratoconus: Multicenter results from the French National Reference Center for Keratoconus

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Volume 37, Issue 12 , Pages 2137-2143, December 2011

Corneal collagen crosslinking in progressive keratoconus: Multicenter results from the French National Reference Center for Keratoconus

Dalal Asri, MD
David Touboul, MD
Pierre Fournié, MD
Florence Malet, MD
Caroline Garra
Anne Gallois
François Malecaze, MD
Joseph Colin, MD

Purpose
To report refractive, topographic, and biomechanical outcomes, efficiency, and safety of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) 1, […]