Cheryl Guttman Krader
Cheryl Guttman Krader is a contributor to Dermatology Times, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times.
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Understanding new insights on patient experiences after LASIK
A study designed to set an appropriate benchmark for LASIK is generating interesting findings in a preliminary analysis of outcomes at 1 year, said Francis Price Jr., MD.
Are we medicalizing “the terrible 2s”?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been monitoring the prevalence of diagnosed and medicated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children aged 4 to 17 years since 1997, and the evolving data show rates for both measures have been rising steadily and more dramatically in recent years.
Aberrometry with streaming refractive data enhances results
Analyses of refractive prediction error in a study including 262 eyes implanted with a variety of pseudophakic IOLs shows benefit for using intraoperative aberrometry with streaming refractive data (ORA System with VerifEye, WaveTec Vision).
Silicone ring addresses challenges of precise capsulorhexis creation
A silicone ring-shaped device for assisting continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis creation provides a guide for precisely sizing and positioning the capsular opening.
Phaco without presbyopic inlay explantation viable option
Two patients underwent cataract surgery and implantation of a monofocal IOL with a small aperture corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) in place. The surgery was uneventful, presented no new technical challenges, and resulted in spectacle-free near, intermediate, and distance vision.
Mobile program affords low-risk entry into laser cataract surgery
A mobile laser program eliminates the financial barrier to becoming involved in laser cataract surgery and provides support that enables success.
Laser versus manual cataract surgery
In a randomized study including 65 patients undergoing femtosecond laser-assisted or standard phacoemulsification, there were no significant differences between groups in central corneal thickness or endothelial cell loss at 1 week or 1 month postsurgery.
EAU updates evidence-based guidelines on male sexual dysfunction
EAU updates evidence-based guidelines on male sexual dysfunction
New guidelines emphasize importance of lifestyle changes, risk factor modification
CCP score strong predictor of localized PCa outcomes
Results of a validation study confirm that cell cycle progression score provided by a commercially available genomic test (Prolaris) is a strong and independent outcome predictor in men with conservatively managed, clinically localized prostate cancer.
Toric IOLs: Factoring in posterior cornea
The ratio of the anterior to posterior corneal curvature is not constant for astigmatism. By factoring in the contribution of the posterior cornea based on population data, the Baylor toric IOL nomogram can improve surgical outcomes following toric IOL implantation.

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