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Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Physician Update e-Edition
August 2015
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Quality of Life Before and After Keratoplasty for Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
 
 
Patient Care

Patient-reported outcomes support DSEK for treatment for decreased vision caused by Fuchs' dystrophy

Endothelial keratoplasty offers corneal surgeons simpler postoperative management, including lack of suture removal and suture-associated complications, a predictable postoperative refractive error, and a tectonically stronger globe.

Innovative stem cell treatment helps patient with Best disease
Mayo's Regenerative Medicine Biotrust converted skin samples into bioengineered stem cells and then converted those cells into functioning retinal pigment epithelial cells, allowing researchers to test potential options before treating a patient with autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy.

Research

DVD is driven more by fixation than by isolated binocular luminance disparity

Research shows that peripheral binocular luminance disparity modulates dissociated vertical divergence (DVD) at the cortical level primarily when superimposed upon fixation. DVD develops when fixation evokes facultative cortical suppression of the peripheral retina.

Single-center outcomes support lamellar keratoplasty
Australian Corneal Graft Registry results suggest the outcomes of lamellar keratoplasty procedures are worse than those of penetrating keratoplasty, but they don't consider results from single-center surgeons in optimal conditions.

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Education

Current Concepts in Primary Eye Care 2015
Oct. 29, 2015, in Rochester, Minn.
Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists and optometrists provide a balanced assessment of clinically relevant advances in contemporary eye care. In addition, one nonophthalmologic Mayo physician is presenting a lecture of topical interest.

See all Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development Ophthalmology courses

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In the Video Center

IgG4-Related Disease of the Orbit
Elizabeth A. Bradley, M.D., explores the signs, symptoms and treatment of a patient who presented with swelling in the right eye, diplopia, redness in the left eye and left flank pain. Dr. Bradley also summarizes when to consider IgG4-related disease in patients.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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Consults & Referrals

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