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Inside Eyetube.net | Jul 2010

Two of a Kind

Eyetube.net and Eyetube TV work together.

As you browse through the videos on Eyetube.net, you will quickly become aware of the wide range of content, including new technologies and procedures, educational videos, and even coverage of symposia from ASCRS and AAO. Similarly, Eyetube TV features a plethora of interviews with doctors on topics that run the gamut from enlightening to eccentric. Together, these forums can provide you with hours and hours of enjoyment.

Arun C. Gulani, MD, shares his passion and excitement for complex cataract surgery in a standout video submitted to Eyetube.net. Dr. Gulani presents several complex cataract cases, including white cataracts and corneas with multiple RK incisions. He demonstrates his approach to carefully navigating these surgical challenges (Figure 1) (http://eyetube.net/v.asp?f=fijeri).

An innovative video submitted by Tal Raviv, MD, focuses on how to obtain similarly sized capsulorhexes with the help of the Raviv Capsulorhexis Caliper (Bausch + Lomb Storz, Rochester, NY), which can mark the capsule. As Dr. Raviv points out, the optimal capsulorhexis should be just smaller than the optic, and this new instrument can help you achieve that goal (Figure 2) (http://eyetube.net/v.asp?f=swahib​).

Eyetube TV is known for its interviews of ophthalmologists discussing current treatments as well as updates on future technologies and how they may affect our practices. In a recent episode, Jason Bacharach, MD, shares his thoughts on the current state of the glaucoma industry and the exciting changes he expects will occur soon in the areas of pharmaceuticals, devices, and surgery (http://eyetube.net/?v=lureho).

On the wilder side of Eyetube TV, Stephen Gee, MD, from Honolulu shares an extraordinary case of a worm that burrowed into a patient’s cornea. Dr. Gee uses a lamellar approach to bring the worm to the surface (Figure 3) (http://eyetube.net/v.asp?f=pefili).

In another episode, Carlos Buznego, MD, weighs in on health care reform. Dr. Buznego provides much-needed insight into what you can expect and how potentially to navigate the challenges created by health care legislation (Figure 4) (http://eyetube.net/?v=risiho). 

With the explosion of videos available on Eyetube.net and Eyetube TV, you can stay informed about the latest techniques and technologies in the eye care industry. In addition, a few videos of Eyetube TV bloopers have somehow made their way onto the Web site, which should elicit a laugh or two.

Section editor Richard M. Awdeh, MD, is the director of technology transfer and innovation and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He acknowledged no financial interest in the product or company mentioned herein. Dr. Awdeh may be reached at (305) 326-6000; rawdeh@med.miami.edu.

Section editor William B. Trattler, MD, is the director of cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami and the chief medical editor of Eyetube.net. He acknowledged no financial interest in the product or company mentioned herein. Dr. Trattler may be reached at (305) 598-2020; wtrattler@earthlink.net.

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