Cataract Surgery

Novel forceps design improves iris hook placementNew forceps designed by Lawrence Goldberg, MD, improve the technique for iris hook placement due to two-point fixation.
Slit beam enhances visualization with corneal opacitiesA tool found in every ophthalmologist’s office, the slit beam, can also be used to enhance visualization during cataract surgery in patients who have corneal opacities.
Getting beyond the surface in ocular surface diseaseOcular surface disease (OSD) is a prevalent, chronic, and progressive condition with an often multifactorial etiology. A comprehensive approach to detection, treatment, and monitoring is required.
Corneal astigmatism independent of patient age at surgeryOptimal planning for correction of pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery should take into account an age-related, against-the-rule (ATR) shift.
Why choosing the right multifocal IOL patients is importantThe best candidates for multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) are highly motivated, have nearly perfect optics, and have healthy tear film. Otherwise, patients could have issues with contrast sensitivity, glare, and haloes.
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.