Welcome to the fall edition of US Ophthalmic Review, which includes a range of editorial and review articles on a variety of insightful topics within the ophthalmology landscape including cornea, COVID-19, eyelid malignancies, ocular surface disease, retina and uveitis.
We are welcoming submissions to next edition. If you are interested, you can submit a manuscript here.
Foreword – US Ophthalmic Review Fall 2020
Welcome to the latest edition of US Ophthalmic Review, which aims to review topical subjects in the field of ophthalmology. This edition features a wide range of articles that evaluate current practices and research, as well as discussing future directions and innovations that directly affect ophthalmologists. We begin with an article on corneal cross-linking (CXL). The […]
Cross-linking at the Slit Lamp—Why Moving Corneal Cross-linking from the Operating Room to an Office-based Procedure Makes a Difference
Most surgical procedures are performed in the operating room, for obvious reasons. Operating rooms are sterile, they should be stocked with all of the equipment and materials you might need, and the operating-room staff are trained and ready to assist as and when they are needed. But for the sake of convenience, many small surgeries […]
The Novel Coronavirus: Implications of a Global Pandemic on the Practice of Ophthalmology
Epidemiology According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of December 2020, there have been over 16 million cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the USA alone, resulting in over 300,000 reported deaths. Worldwide case numbers stand at a staggering 70 million, with over 1.5 million documented deaths.1 During these […]
Expanding the Role of Povidone-iodine in a COVID-19 Era
The coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe, exposing healthcare systems trying to deal with this formidable public health crisis. Since the beginning of the outbreak, ophthalmologists have played a pivotal role. In China, they were among the first to recognize the emergence of the virus, and have sadly been counted as some of the earliest […]
Clinical Features and Management of Eyelid Malignancies
The eyelids may harbor malignancies that can pose serious risks to the eyes. Some carcinomas can be life threatening or associated with distant metastasis. More commonly, failure to diagnose and treat in a timely manner can lead to local tumor growth, with possible direct extension to the adjacent ocular surface, orbit, or skull base. Late […]
Tear Film Biomarkers in Dry Eye Disease
Dry eye disease is a chronic condition that affects the corneal surface, and is clinically characterized by loss of tear volume and increased evaporation of tears.1,2 The definition of dry eye disease has evolved since it was first recognized over 30 years ago, with advanced research resulting in a better understanding of the disease pathophysiology.3 The official […]
The Safety of Medical Devices Used During Intraocular Surgery
Since 2013, a series of acute ocular toxicity events have occurred, causing hundreds of cases of irreversible blindness. This has prompted the questioning of measures adopted by health regulatory bodies to approve the commercialization of certain products.1 The greatest problem is the use of perfluorocarbon liquids; however, cases of toxicity have occurred with other intraocular substances […]
Suprachoroidal Injection of Triamcinolone— Review of a Novel Treatment for Macular Edema due to Noninfectious Uveitis
Uveitis consists of a wide array of inflammatory disorders of the uveal tract and surrounding structures, which may lead to irreversible ocular damage and lasting visual impairment if not appropriately treated in a timely manner. As the fifth most common cause of vision loss in the developed world, uveitis accounts for 3–10% of legal blindness […]
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