astigmatism

Vector planning delivers superior outcomes for myopic astigmatismExcimer laser treatments using vector planning resulted in less corneal astigmatism, less refractive cylinder, and better unaided visual acuity postoperatively than treatments using manifest refractive treatment parameters alone, according to Noel Alpins, MD.
Managing astigmats when they hit presybopiaFitting toric patients is a breeze today, and we have options to allow those patients to continue to stay in their contact lenses as they become presbyopic.
Aspiring for zero tolerance of residual astigmatism
Aspiring for zero tolerance of residual astigmatismWhen considering premium surgeries and high expectations from patients along with an unrelenting quest for vision exceeding 20/20, the tolerance of residual astigmatism must be zero. Like bespoke tailors, ophthalmologists need to be bespoke surgeons who tailor vision in each eye to the highest level possible. We cannot claim to design the best suit using the best technology and tailoring materials, and yet, in our minds, find it “acceptable” to have the suit length within a half-inch to three-quarters of an inch too short or wide.
Presbyopic IOLs changing game for astigmatic patientsPresbyopia-correcting IOLs are changing the preoperative patient education discussion, making it easier for surgeons. However, the need for precision measurements and careful surgical technique may be more important than in the past.
Educate your patients about astigmatismIf patients notice a decrease in night vision or have frequent headaches, increased eye fatigue, blurred/distorted vision, the diagnosis could be astigmatism.
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in Atlanta
5 things you missed at SECO 2017 in AtlantaSECO 2017 has come to a close, but Optometry Times has you covered with things you may have missed while taking in a lecture, perusing the exhibit hall, or exploring Atlanta’s Centennial Park.
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatism
New wavefront indication enhances treatment for mixed astigmatismThe approved use of wavefront-guided technology for mixed astigmatism may help ophthalmologists to reach another potential group of patients.
My refractive surgery journey as surgeon and patientMy interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.
At what amount of cylinder do you prescribe toric soft lenses?When do you move from a spherical to a toric contact lens? Let us know!
Multifocals show similar results but lower power offers better vision rangeBoth the Tecnis multifocal +2.75 D and +4.00 D IOLs had good visual results, but the +2.75 D IOL had a better range of vision across near, intermediate, and distance.