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October 1989

Questions and Answers

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(10):1441. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020515029

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The following are common queries in a modern, comprehensive ophthalmic practice:

  1. What is the latest treatment for (insert the name of any disease or postoperative condition, eg, recurrent corneal erosion cystoid macular edema, viral retinitis, leaking limbal wound)?

  2. What are the indications for (insert the name of any approved or nonapproved drug, eg, apraclonidine, fibronectin, Oculinum)?

  3. What technique shall I use for (insert the name of a procedure or new instrument, eg, limbal suture removal for postoperative astigmatism, repeated laser trabeculoplasty, laser iridotomy), and when should I use it?

  4. What are the approved and most effective (insert the name of any new device or medication, eg, disposable contact lenses, mutifocal intraocular lenses)?

  5. What are the relative merits of (insert the names of alternative therapies, eg, epikeratoplasty vs secondary implantation of an intraocular lens, limbal- vs fornix-based flap for a filtering procedure)?

  6. What can I do for a patient with (insert

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