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Inside Eyetube.net | Oct 2011

Eyetube Journal Club and Video Daily Coverage

Eyetube.net is an established repository for videos that showcase the latest surgical techniques in cataract, refractive, glaucoma, and retinal surgery. Recently, Eyetube.net unveiled Eyetube Journal Club and Eyetube Daily Coverage—two new series of videos covering aspects of online education that extend far beyond surgical instruction. Both series are packed with outstanding educational content that provides a wealth of material to the practicing ophthalmologist.

EYETUBE JOURNAL CLUB

In the Eyetube Journal Club, Christopher Starr, MD, and Marguerite McDonald, MD, interview top thought leaders on new research that has a direct impact on ophthalmic practice. The club’s first offering followed the Association for Research in Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2011 Annual Meeting. Frank Bucci, MD, shares his pearls on presbyopia-correcting IOLs. In addition to presenting data on a variety of studies relating to treating presbyopia, he provides a road map for clinicians on how to select patients for these lenses (http://eyetube.net/?v=mirij).

In another episode of the Eyetube Journal Club, Tal Raviv, MD, shares the details of a study he conducted to determine the benefits of reducing the size of the incision during cataract surgery. He decided to test the conventional wisdom that smaller wounds are always better. As Dr. Raviv shares in the episode, no clinical or refractive benefits were associated with reducing the wound’s size from 2.7 to 2.2 mm (http://eyetube.net/?v=sohak; Figure 1).

EYETUBE DAILY COVERAGE

Another exciting series at Eyetube.net is Eyetube Daily Coverage. At each major meeting, including the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Eyetube TV correspondents interview speakers and researchers who have made groundbreaking presentations.

At the American College of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS) Summer Symposium, for example, William Culbertson, MD, shares his thoughts on where to locate a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery to maximize efficiency (http://eyetube.net/?v=dremm). In another episode of the Show Coverage at the ACOS symposium, Alan Reider, Esq, discusses the legal and policy challenges for surgeons incorporating laser cataract surgery technology into their practices (http://eyetube.net/?v=migen). William Link, PhD, also shares his outlook on the future of innovation in the eye care industry over the next 5 years (http://eyetube. net/?v=lepan).

CONCLUSION

Eyetube.net has expanded its offerings to include videos featuring key opinion leaders who discuss compelling topics presented at many of the top meetings and symposia each year. These quickly expanding series will be an important resource for ophthalmologists, especially those who do not have the opportunity to attend the conferences.

Section Editor Elena Albé, MD, is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea Service, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Ophthalmology Clinic, Milan, Italy. Dr. Albe may be reached at email: elena.albe@gmail.com.

Section Editor Richard M. Awdeh, MD, is the Director of Technology Transfer and Innovation and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami. Dr. Awdeh may be reached at tel: +1 305 326 6000; email: rawdeh@med.miami.edu.

Section Editor William B. Trattler, MD, is the Director of Cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care, Miami, and the Chief Medical Editor of Eyetube.net. Dr. Trattler may be reached at tel: +1 305 598 2020; email: wtrattler@ earthlink.net.

Oct 2011