Using automated capsulotomy in complicated cataract surgeriesAutomated capsulotomy is a new option that surgeons can choose for patients with opaque corneas, as well as when performing an open sky rhexis during the triple procedure and during surgery that requires the use of premium or multifocal lenses.
Assessing the impact of FLACS on surgical outcomesFLACS is related to an increase of anterior chamber prostaglandin and cytokines, resulting in intra-operative miosis. This can be prevented by pre-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug application. As a result of methodological problems, several studies on the association between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and cystoid macular oedema are inconclusive.
Advancements and cutting-edge science abound at the XXXV Congress of ESCRSIt will soon be time for the FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal to open its doors to the ophthalmic community for the 35th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), taking place between the 7th and 11th October 2017.
Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to techniqueCataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
What to do when the rhexis won’t tearMetabolic insult from silicone oil exposure can cause lens epithelial cells to undergo fibrous metaplasia, making the lens capsule resistant to tearing. Instead of persisting in trying to initiate a tear, surgeons should use an instrument to cut through the fibrotic material. This non-standard approach for opening the capsule recognizes potential for capsular fibrosis in eyes filled with silicone oil.
The value of microinstrumentation in successful surgeryMicrosurgical instruments enable surgeons to perform complicated anterior segment eye procedures through good control of tissue handling. In this article, Dr Little explains how fine-gauge instruments allow for procedures such as iris reconstruction to be performed far more easily than was previously possible.
First experience with a new high-frequency FLACS systemIn this article, Dr Pajic presents an observational case series illustrating his initial experiences with the new Z8 laser system for cataract surgery in terms of both performance and safety.
Silicone ring addresses challenges of precise capsulorhexis creationA silicone ring-shaped device for assisting continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis creation provides a guide for precisely sizing and positioning the capsular opening.