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.