Cataract Surgery

New dual blade can help surgeons lower IOPA new trabecular meshwork excision blade takes a new approach in IOP reduction.
Complicated cataract: A case of iatrogenic zonular disinertionAn approach is described for completing cortex removal and IOL implantation after intraoperative 180° zonular dialysis.
IV-free sedation may help anxious cataract patientsCataract surgery with or without intravenous sedation can be a factor in the clinical experience. Moving to sublingual sedation may be the next step in safety and comfort for a demanding patient demographic.
New drape speeds ophthalmic surgery
New drape speeds ophthalmic surgerySurgical draping for ophthalmic surgery has never been quick or easy—until now. A new drape design allows the surgeon or scrub nurse to fully drape the patient in seconds.
Can an intracameral mydriatic combination reduce need for pupil expanders?Intracameral administration of the fixed combination of phenylephrine and ketorolac injection 1%/0.3% (Omidria, Omeros) during cataract surgery is safe and effective for maintaining pupil dilation, and minimizes the need for a pupil expansion device, according to the findings of a retrospective study conducted by Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD.
Drug-loaded plug eases adherence issues for patients, physiciansResults of two phase III trials with dexamethasone intracanalicular depot are highlighted. Both trials met the endpoints for postsurgical pain, but only one trial met the endpoints for postoperative inflammation
Increasing IOL power prediction accuracyIn a multicenter trial including 162 eyes undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of a variety of IOL types, use of intraoperative aberrometry to guide IOL spherical power selection minimized residual refractive error.
Glaucoma risk may increase after cataract removal in early infancy
Glaucoma risk may increase after cataract removal in early infancyGlaucoma is more likely to develop in children who undergo cataract surgery when they are 6 weeks or younger.
Improving IOL power calculationsAn advanced, self-validating method is providing a new approach to IOL power selection, explains Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS.
Perfecting art of cataract surgery with guidance technologiesCataract surgery technology continues to advance with improvements that enhance surgical performance every step of the way.