Archive for March 2022
Pentosan and Macular Disease
I recently read a JAMA Ophthalmology article in which Drs. Hendrik Scholl and Caroline Klaver discuss pentosan and macular disease. Pentosan is a treatment for a chronic bladder condition called interstitial cystitis. The macula is the center portion of the retina. There seems to be an association between the use of pentosan and disease of…Read More
Perhaps it is my bias being in the medical field, but I feel that there is a lot of information in the world about diabetic foot disease. I assume, based on this, that we are all familiar with the idea that decreased sensation in the foot can lead to non-healing wounds and other complications of…Read More
It seems that many ophthalmologists have neck and back issues, as I have recently learned through the comments of my colleagues. A lot of this is tied to the use of an operating microscope for several hours on surgery day, especially when we can’t get our patients positioned quite right. Appropriate positioning of patients often…Read More
Tell us about your LASIK!
When we remove cataracts, we replace the cataract with an intraocular lens implant. It has been well known for a couple of decades now that the calculation of the power of the lens implant is affected if the patient has had prior LASIK or other laser vision correction. What this means is that we might…Read More