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The Buzz | Mar/Apr '22

The Buzz

To Watch | Simulation-Based Training for Manual Small-Incision Cataract Surgery


Jeff Pettey, MD, MBA, sits down with Neda Shamie, MD, on Clinical Minute to discuss a multicenter, investigator-masked, randomized clinical trial designed to determine the effectiveness of a novel simulation-based training curriculum for scleral tunnel construction in manual small-incision cataract surgery. How did it compare with traditional training?

To Listen | Case Review: Early Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension


Sila Bal, MD, MPH, welcomes Amenze Osa Oriaifo, MD, to the Pupil Pod to discuss the potential risk factors for patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and normal-tension glaucoma. Dr. Osa shares findings from the Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial on the effectiveness of lowering IOP for patients with new primary open-angle glaucoma and results from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study. The two physicians discuss how these findings should apply to patients’ cases to prevent glaucomatous progression.

To Follow | Advocacy in Action at Mid-Year Forum


Recently, hundreds of ophthalmologists convened in Washington, DC, for the 2022 Mid-Year Forum. There, they met with members of Congress to discuss pressing legislative issues affecting patients and their care providers. To see this advocacy in action as documented on social media, check out AAO’s coverage or visit the hashtag #myf2022 on Instagram and Twitter for a closer look.