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Physician Education: Ophthalmology

Trabectome Surgery for Glaucoma

Trabectome surgery is a newer, minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of glaucoma.  Nils Loewen, MD. PhD, of the UPMC Eye Center believes trabectome surgery often offers less risk and better outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Orbital Surgery

Minimally invasive endoscopic orbital surgery often improves a surgeon's visual field and avoids craniotomy.  At UPMC, a multidisciplinary approach is used for hemangiomas, melocytomas, infections, and other orbital pathologies.

Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma surgery is safer now than ever before and offers new techniques that enable millions to maintain or improve their sight. These new minimally invasive surgical procedures for glaucoma use natural pathways in the eye to relieve pressure. Dr. Joel Schuman of UPMC explains how he incorporates minimally invasive glaucoma surgery into his practice regularly.

New Approaches in Corneal Transplant

For years, penetrating keratoplasty has been the gold standard of treatment when it comes to corneal transplantation. Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal, director of the cornea service at the UPMC Eye Center, explains that new techniques are revolutionizing the field of corneal transplantation. These new approaches may improve patient care and surgical outcome, while increasing the donor pool.

Anti-VEGF Medications Appear to be Viable Options for Treating Diabetic Macular Edema

For patients diagnosed with diabetic macular edema, anti-VEGF medications may not only stabilize vision but in some cases, improve it.

International Pediatric Ophthalmologist Offers Insight into Complex Anterior Segment Surgery

Ken Nischal, MD FRCOphth discusses how new techniques and a greater understanding of the pediatric eye have recently enhanced pediatric ophthalmic surgery.