Cheryl Guttman Krader
Investigational IOL demonstrates true accommodation
Findings from a pilot study show that a novel accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL, Lumina, Akkolens) provides a true accommodative response that is maintained for at least 2 years and preserved following Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy.
Novel IOL technology addresses residual refractive error
Favorable outcomes have been achieved after the first clinical use of IOL technology that is designed to maintain an open capsule long-term after cataract surgery and enable refractive fine-tuning postoperatively.
How might the LAL impact the premium cataract market?
With ability to provide LASIK-like outcomes, the light-adjustable lens creates a new opportunity for cataract surgeons to grow the premium channel, says Fritz H. Hengerer, MD, PhD.
Ophthalmic ideas have beginnings at intersection of technology, technique
"Techniques and technologies evolve in parallel, and the motivation should always be to improve lives," said Steve Charles, MD, founder, Charles Retina Institute, Germantown, TN.
Where does SMILE monovision fit in?
Small-incision lenticule extraction monovision could be a valid option to manage presbyopia in patients with myopia, said Sheetal Brar, MD.
Precise capsulotomy can be fast simple elegant technique with novel laser
An investigational laser was singled out by Richard Packard, MD, is a session to highlight "exciting new devices" to help surgeons. The technology provides a fast, simple, and elegant technique for precise capsulotomy, he noted.
How CATS prism can impact clinical decision making
A modified correcting applanation tonometry surface (CATS) prism reduces measurement errors due to corneal biomechanical parameters and improves the accuracy of IOP measurements compared with a standard Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) prism.
With range of keratoconus refractive options, is there role for PTK?
In eyes with keratoconus undergoing CXL, topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) provides superior refractive and functional outcomes compared with transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (TE-PTK). Yet, there remains a role for PTK, said Simon P. Holland, MD.
Journey to better IOL power prediction: One surgeon's advice
Ophthalmologists know from large studies that the major driving factor for patient satisfaction is having a good postoperative refractive outcome. "That is especially so for patients receiving multifocal IOLs, toric lenses, or having clear lens exchange," said Oliver Findl, MD, MBA.
How 'super vision' will redefine goal of LASIK
Instead of thinking about getting patients to see 20/20 uncorrected vision and out of the inconvenience of glasses or contact lenses, perhaps in the future we will be talking about getting them all to see 20/10 uncorrected and better than they could before with correction, said Daniel S. Durrie, MD. .