JAN 2013

EyeWorld is the official news magazine of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

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4 EW Table of Contents January 2013 Anti-VEGF agents changing diabetic retinopathy treatment paradigm 34 WORLD VIEW 8 EyeWorld in 2013 Drugs are increasingly becoming first-line treatment option by Erin L. Boyle A new era in pharmacologic vitreolysis 36 David F. Chang, M.D. Armed with the knowledge that the vitreous plays a larger role in retinal disease than realized, retinal specialists are rapidly embracing ocriplasmin as a treatment for the right patient. by Michelle Dalton Treatment preferences for age-related macular degeneration vary among retina specialists 39 Physicians see some promising strategies and advancements for the future treatment of AMD. by Ellen Stodola Cover image: Karl Brasse, M.D., EyeLand Design, Germany Feature January 2013 Retinal pharmacotherapy for the anterior segment surgeon NE W S & O PIN IO N Tools & techniques Updated ASCRS/AAO joint advisory on femtosecond laser billing guidelines 3 Dr. Henderson shares her tips and pearls for successful loading and implantation of CTRs. by Bonnie An Henderson, M.D. Tips on CTR implantation 14 by David F. Chang, M.D. Pharmacological finds for retinal patients undergoing cataract surgery 42 Digging into dos and don'ts for AMD and diabetic retinopathy cases by Maxine Lipner Insights Cataract editor's corner of the world A review of Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough by J.C. Noreika, M.D., M.B.A. The development of a complex e-learning program such as the Cataract Master brings together a range of different elements. by Erin L. Boyle Sex, drugs, and Melville's Whale 18 ASCRS update Device focus 2013 ASCRS Foundation research grant applications now being accepted 15 Not all blades serve all purposes 24 When it comes to choosing instrumentation to make incisions, variables between disposable and reusable blades make a difference. by Michelle Dalton by Cindy Sebrell 10 Glimpse into education program development 22 18 CATAR ACT Anterior segment grand rounds Taking the spin out of toric rotation: Part 2 10 Complicated cataract cases Cataract surgery in the setting of iris defects 20 This is the second case in a two-part series looking at toric rotation and how to manage it. by Steven G. Safran, M.D. 16 Dr. Miller provides a framework for evaluating and managing patients with congenital and acquired defects when they come in for cataract surgery. by Kevin M. Miller, M.D. Chief medical editor's corner of the world ASCRS member survey results available 25 Who determines the value of cataract surgery? 16 EyeWorld Results show interest in new online programs and shed light on ophthalmologyled integrated eyecare practices. by Cindy Sebrell by David F. Chang, M.D. @EWNews Follow EyeWorld on Twitter at twitter.com/EWNews 24 20

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