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Clinical Alert: Intraocular Use of Epinephrine to Maintain Mydriasis during Cataract Surgery

Issued on December 13, 2017, by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

A recent alteration in the formulation of epinephrine from one of the more common sources of preservative-free epinephrine has contributed to a shortage or impending shortage of this product for ophthalmologists. In January 2017, PAR Pharmaceutical updated and began shipping the new formulation of epinephrine which in addition to containing 0.457 mg of sodium metabisulfite, will also contain 2.25 mg of tartaric acid per ml.

Call for Complicated and Challenging Cases - Submissions Now Being Accepted.

Share Your Complicated and Challenging Cases at the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting

Have you encountered any unique and interesting patient cases? Consider sharing these cases with your peers at the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The ASCRS Cataract Clinical Committee is in search of video cases for the Complicated and Challenging Cases in Cataract Surgery Video Symposium. The symposium will take place Monday, April 16, 2018 from 8 – 9:30 a.m.

November 29, 2017, 9 PM ET, Optimizing IOL Power Calculations and Outcomes

Given their commitment to helping you improve your cataract surgery refractive outcomes, ASCRS and the ASCRS IOL Power Calculation Subcommittee are pleased to sponsor this webinar, aimed at sharing everything you need to know about IOL calculations. Moderator: Warren E. Hill, MD; Presenters: Li Wang, MD, PhD; Robin R. Vann, MD. Click here to register.


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