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IN THE PIPELINE

Precise capsulotomy can be fast simple elegant technique with novel laserAn investigational laser was singled out by Richard Packard, MD, is a session to highlight "exciting new devices" to help surgeons. The technology provides a fast, simple, and elegant technique for precise capsulotomy, he noted.
With range of keratoconus refractive options, is there role for PTK?In eyes with keratoconus undergoing CXL, topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) provides superior refractive and functional outcomes compared with transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (TE-PTK). Yet, there remains a role for PTK, said Simon P. Holland, MD.
Journey to better IOL power prediction: One surgeon's adviceOphthalmologists know from large studies that the major driving factor for patient satisfaction is having a good postoperative refractive outcome. "That is especially so for patients receiving multifocal IOLs, toric lenses, or having clear lens exchange," said Oliver Findl, MD, MBA.
What a growing patient pool means for future of refractive surgeryDelivering the Steinert Lecture during the ASCRS Refractive Day, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, provided his thoughts on the current and forthcoming state of laser refractive surgery.
Rethinking management strategies for PAC, PACGResults of the EAGLE study support clear-lens extraction as initial intervention for eyes with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) or primary-angle closure (PAC) and high IOP, said David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, at the 2018 ASCRS Glaucoma Day.
Why this surgeon 'does a happy dance' for double-rolled DMEK graftInjecting air into the lumen of the graft is an effective and efficient technique for dealing with the dreaded "taquito" graft configuration when performing Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), said Neda Shamie, MD.
Groups, experts praise naloxone advisoryAfter US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, urged more Americans to carry naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, organizations and medical experts praised the decision.
New deal staves off Humira biosimilar competitionA new deal between pharma giants AbbVie and Samsung Bioepis is designed to postpone competition against a biosimilar to Humira until 2023.
Strategies for small pupil phacoSmall pupils usually travel in clusters with other surgical challenges. Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS, explains how surgeons may better manage small pupils during phacoemulsification by employing all tools and techniques available to them.
FDA approves first-of-its kind diabetes management deviceFDA okayed the marketing of a new continuous glucose monitoring system for diabetics—the first to be used as part of an integrated system with other compatible medical devices and electronic interfaces.