Cataract Surgery

Creating corneal inlay pockets with femtosecond laser technologyA surgeon with clinical experience with three femtosecond lasers discusses the practicalities of creating ideal femtosecond laser inlay pockets.
How to choose a subspecialty in ophthalmologyShub-ad loved ophthalmology, but was having trouble deciding on her subspecialty. She knew her wise chairman, Pay-Dro, would help her think through the options.
Reverse side cut produces better self-sealing efficacyA 110° reverse side cut primary incision created with a femtosecond laser provides an effective seal for potential wound leakage in a recent study.
Achieving patient satisfaction with multifocal IOLsMultifocal IOLs offer the potential to reduce spectacle dependence, but outcomes vary depending on optical design. Optimizing success and satisfaction depends on careful patient selection, thorough counseling, and good surgical technique.
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.