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 Chief of the Corneal and Refractive Surgery Service at the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC works closely with Glenn Jaffe, MD and Pratap Challa MD to treat this patient with...

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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 as well as LipiFlow’s efficacy and safety over warm compress therapy for treating Meibomian gland dysfunction. Another demonstrates LipiView Ocular Surface...

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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 co-existing Glaucoma along with cataracts and corneal problems.  A “best practices” approach to patients that simultaneously have visually significant cataracts along with poorly controlled glaucoma is to...

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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 the game.”  That means full, all-out engagement in the moment.  Here is how Adam and Big Al prepare for the big...

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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 the preoperative assessment.  A dense lens will require more energy to remove it so making sure the zonular support is adequate and that the corneal endothelial cell density is appropriate as...

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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 Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty  technique that ultimately required transcorneal sutures to secure the donor tissue.  THis particular patient had low intraocular...

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