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IN THE PIPELINE

FDA approves landmark AI device to detect diabetic eye diseaseFDA is permitting marketing of the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy.
FDA approves non-opioid drug for shoulder surgeryFDA approved a new indication for Exparel Bupivacaine Liposome injectable suspension (Exparel, Pacira) for use as a nerve block to produce post-surgical regional analgesia following shoulder surgery in adults.
Overcoming the small-pupil FLACS challenge with the Malyugin ringThe second-generation Malyugin ring is a versatile pupil expansion ring with high efficacy in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Professor Boris Malyugin notes its advantages, having used it on a variety of classically difficult eyes and in complicated surgical cases.
Could Instagram be the key to career success?Usually the reserve of millennials, one surgeon finds that Instagram can help make connections in clinical settings.
Ophthalmic ideas have beginnings at intersection of technology, technique"Techniques and technologies evolve in parallel, and the motivation should always be to improve lives," said Steve Charles, MD, founder, Charles Retina Institute, Germantown, TN.
Novel IOL technology addresses residual refractive errorFavorable outcomes have been achieved after the first clinical use of IOL technology that is designed to maintain an open capsule long-term after cataract surgery and enable refractive fine-tuning postoperatively.
Patient safety with OVDs: The first priority of cataract surgeryProfessor Gerd U. Auffarth and collegues have found that ophthalmic viscoelastic devices that combine both dispersive and cohesive properties, so that they can be used in sequence and at the appropriate phases of cataract surgery, can result in decreased complications, low adverse events, improved visibility and good space management.
Improving the accuracy and comfort of intravitreal injectionsAn intravitreal injection device can provide repeatable results and added comfort for the patient, removing the need for a drape and speculum.
Where does SMILE monovision fit in?Small-incision lenticule extraction monovision could be a valid option to manage presbyopia in patients with myopia, said Sheetal Brar, MD.
How CATS prism can impact clinical decision makingA modified correcting applanation tonometry surface (CATS) prism reduces measurement errors due to corneal biomechanical parameters and improves the accuracy of IOP measurements compared with a standard Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) prism.