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Apr 28 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Optimizing surgeon positioning and instrumentation relative to the eye is critical for successful ophthalmic microsurgery. Positional preferences have evolved over time with changing instrumentation and operative techniques. Most cataract surgeons now perform phacoemulsification from a temporal...
Apr 12 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Christopher Cooper of Marion was just two months old when he had his first eye surgery at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in 2010. Born with congenital cataracts, Christopher needed the early surgeries to remove the cataracts and move toward a corrected vision. During a routine doctor’s...
Jul 1 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Macular hemorrhages due to choroidal neovascularization can result in sudden and permanent blindness. Intravitreal injection of antibodies against VEGF can reverse the bleeding and restore vision, but the use of such antibody injections is controversial. We treated four pregnant women where a bleed...
Jun 21 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Although I have never operated on the wrong eye, I have had three near misses. A review of nearly 1000 surgical cases at five different hospital operating rooms revealed a common pattern that lead to the wrong eye being set for surgery.
Jun 21 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. The findings appeared in the Nov. 9 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. The macula...

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