Cataract Surgery

Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to techniqueCataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
Novel device designed for pupil enlargement, stabilization in IFIS eyes
Novel device designed for pupil enlargement, stabilization in IFIS eyesWisconsin ophthalmologist Gerald P. Clarke, MD, has developed a new horseshoe-shaped dilator for use during cases of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome.
Next-generation phaco system design improves stability, reduces energyLos Angeles ophthalmologist Mitchell Shultz, MD, shares some of his clinical experience with a next-generation phacoemulsification platform (Stellaris Elite, Bausch + Lomb). The new platform received 510(k) clearance from the FDA in April.
Novel therapies abound in pipelineThe importance of novel therapies for ocular disease is a given. However, as most novel therapies are financed by the private sector, it is fortunate that investors find ophthalmology a worthwhile investment.
Sulcus refractive IOLs solid option for presbyopia, other refractive errorsImplantation of a sulcus-supported, pseudophakic supplementary intraocular lens (IOL) can be a safe and effective method for improving vision in eyes with residual refractive error after cataract extraction, refractive lens exchange, or keratoplasty, said Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD. It also can be used to provide reversible presbyopia correction.
Dislocation main reason for IOL explantations, survey findsThe most common complication associated with the explantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) is lens dislocation or decentration. While glare and visual aberrations are the most common reasons for explanting multifocal lenses.
Role of dysfunctional lens in refractive lens exchangeStaging patients based on their ocular pathologies using the most advanced diagnostic tools can result in excellent image quality by precisely establishing the need for lens- or corneal-based procedures.
New technology aims to improve ease, accuracy of toric IOL surgery planningAn enhancement for a proprietary cataract/refractive surgical suite will facilitate and improve astigmatism management with toric IOLs so that surgeons can expect better patient outcomes.
Sustained-release insert aids patient noncomplianceThe current convention for treating pain and inflammation in postsurgical cataract patients is confusing, inconvenient, and expensive. Patient compliance with a self-administereddrop regimen is poor. Multiple studies confirm that the vast majority of patients fail to instill the drops properly or administer the drops as prescribed.
Dropless cataract surgery effective choice without compliance issuesDropless prophylaxis in patients scheduled to undergo cataract surgery seems to be more practical than and as efficacious as the standard of care for use in this patient population.