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Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Physician Update e-Edition
May 2015
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Patient Care

Eye implant improves vision for patient with retinitis pigmentosa

An implant that sends light wave signals to the optic nerve, bypassing the damaged retina, has helped a patient recognize forms and objects. A chip is embedded in one eye and attached to a prosthetic device set in glasses.


Patients with macular edema may benefit from less frequent combination therapy

Compared with bevacizumab monotherapy, the combination of bevacizumab with a dexamethasone implant leads to more rapid improvements in vision and CST in patients with macular edema due to RVOs, while requiring fewer bevacizumab injections.

Intraocular pressure should be monitored in patients with AMD who receive ranibizumab
Although uncommon, sustained intraocular pressure increase after intravitreal ranibizumab injections is possible. Treating ophthalmologists should check pre-injection IOP at each patient visit.

Bundling reimbursement for common eyelid operations may mitigate health care savings
Research indicates that some surgeons have made a significant change in the delivery of ptosis and blepharoplasty surgical services after the bundling of payment for these two procedures by the CMS.

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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. Presenters include one nonophthalmologic Mayo physician presenting a lecture of topical interest.

See all Mayo School of Continuous Development Ophthalmology Upcoming Courses

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In the Video Center

Corneal Suturing, Part 1-A Curriculum for Suturing the Cornea
In this six-part series, Leo J. Maguire, M.D., demonstrates how to engineer the placement of a suture in a corneal transplant so that the length, depth and radius of the sutures are consistent around the circumference of a corneal graft.

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

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