Cataract Surgery

Study: Visual acuity outcomes similar, but FLACS has some advantagesFemtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) facilitated a precise capsulotomy and reduced phaco energy in a recent ongoing study with about 100 consecutive eyes, said Jeffrey Whitman, MD, Key-Whitman Eye Center, Dallas.
Redesigned pupil expansion device reduces cataract surgery risksPre-treatment with the femtosecond laser in eyes undergoing cataract surgery can induce miosis. The use of a pupil expansion device, however, offers an effective method for managing small pupils in femtosecond laser-assisted cases whether the problem pre-exists or is caused by the laser, said Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD.
How pattern, flicker ERG can impact cataract treatment decisionsRetinal issues can impact cataract surgery outcomes, especially for those with multifocal or other premium lenses. While multifocal lenses may allow the patient to see more clearly across a range of distances, they may also decrease the amount of light that reaches the retina, exacerbating any issues that may already be present.
Laser update aids cataract outcomesA third system upgrade for a femtosecond laser system for refractive cataract surgery (Streamline III, LENSAR) will enhance the efficiency of the procedure, according to Jonathan Solomon, MD.
Formula for achieving successful multifocal IOL outcomesAchieving satisfaction for patients interested in a multifocal IOL begins with comprehensive preoperative screening and evaluation.
What role does chromatic aberration play in IOLs?White light is comprised of different wavelengths of visible light, ranging from red (700 nm) to violet (400 nm). As white light passes through an optical system, each of its component wavelengths bends independently.
Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndromeUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error.
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.
LASIK enhancements for premium IOLs more accurate with less dry eyeOphthalmologists must be prepared to perform corneal refractive surgery enhancements after cataract surgery—and LASIK is often the optimal choice, according to Robert K. Maloney, MD.
Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosis
Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosisFluorescence of lens proteins could help understand, diagnose, and treat cataracts, researchers say. “Rather than waiting for the condition to appear, it could be possible to diagnose and monitor cataract before it forms, allowing preventative measures to be taken where possible,” said Rory Duncan of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburh, United Kingdom in a press release.