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Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Physician Update e-Edition
November 2013
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Patient Care

Older patients benefit from macular hole surgery without face-down positioning
Surgery with broad ILM peeling, 20 percent sulfur hexafluoride gas and no face-down positioning may be effective in the treatment of idiopathic macular holes. The method eliminates the morbidity associated with postoperative face-down positioning.

Immunosuppressive medications may aid management of uveitis
Corticosteroids and topical cyclosporine drugs are approved for use in ocular inflammatory diseases. Patients with uveitis who require long-term corticosteroid therapy may benefit from the addition of another immunosuppressive agent to the therapeutic regimen, so lower dosages of corticosteroids can be employed.

IPL therapy targets patients with evaporative dry eye
Specialists in Arizona use intense pulsed light therapy to treat some patients with chronic dry eye. IPL uses bursts of light that heat eyelid glands that are blocked with stagnant secretions. The stagnant material is then manually expressed from the eyelids.


Research

EVP is not the primary cause of high IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma
Researchers seeking a clearer understanding of EVP's contribution to the elevation of IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma found that although the EVP elevation was not large, it represents a potential target for treatment.

Noninvasive video-oculography may be used in children
Research into the role of fixation vs. luminance in generating common forms of pediatric strabismus and nystagmus uses video-oculography to noninvasively record horizontal, vertical and torsional eye position and changes in eye position under stimulus conditions.

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Education

Neuro-Ophthalmology in Clinical Practice

Sept. 19-21, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
This course includes a half-day of lectures, a half-day of neuro-ophthalmology case presentations to experts and a half-day of experts presenting unusual neuro-ophthalmology cases to the audience.

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Brigitte Keener, O.D.
Ophthalmology in Florida

Eric R. Kawulok, O.D.
Ophthalmology in Arizona

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Consults & Referrals

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Resources

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