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Surgeons work hard to get happy patients, and satisfied patients spread the word and refer their friends. They don't need extra post-op visits, and can return yearly to see their referring doctor. Selecting the best presbyopia-correcting IOL for a patient is critical and depends on methodical, preoperative decision-making.
Among a subset of patients in the phase IV PALADIN study, there was improved visual acuity, improved macular thickness, and reduced treatment burden among patients treated with the intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 µg (Iluvien implant) for DME.
In Part 2 of her three-part series on cosmetic dangers, Tracy Schroeder-Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO, focuses on the dangers found in cosmetics—particularly cosmetics banned by the FDA and those that may exacerbate ocular surface disease.
The aim of this paper is not to outline a specific medical-surgical algorithm for managing PPH, but rather to give an overview for system-wide preparedness that should be considered in planning to mitigate this frequent, potentially life-threatening, obstetrical emergency.
Interim data from two studies of a dapivirine vaginal ring—DREAM and HOPE—lend further credence to the potential benefits of using the device for HIV prevention. Plus: FDA authorizes direct-to-consumer BRCA1/BRCA2 test. Also: A new Zika virus test extends window for accurate diagnosis.
Women who smoke cigarettes may be more susceptible to urogenital infections and have more vaginal malodor, according to a cross-sectional study.
Roughly one of two Ethiopian women were found to have bacterial vaginosis (BV) that strongly correlated with personal hygiene, according to a cross-sectional study.
Planning up front for an endoscopic gynecologic surgical procedure is the best way to prevent an injury or complication.
Allegations in this case include extended use of oxytocin and allowing labor to continue too long.
A collection of standards, guidelines, tools and articles for the OB managing postpartum hemorrhage.