Cataract Surgery

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.
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’In this first of a two-part series, Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, explains how approaching keratoconus as a refractive surgery will change the way both ophthalmologists and patients will approach this condition to bring in a new era of not only relieving but also enhancing the lifestyle of this patient population. In Part 2, Dr. Gulani will share strategies and cases of patients with keratoconus with different case scenarios in action.
Cataract surgery may benefit certain PAC/PACG patientsLens extraction may have a role in reducing IOP in patients with primary angle-closure or primary angle-closure glaucoma.
Reverse optic capture effective for posterior capsule tearsReverse optic capture may be a viable option for addressing a decentered single-piece IOL as the result of a compromised posterior capsular or a posterior capsular tear.
Intraoperative aberrometry providing ‘tighter’ outcomes“As we all know, errors in those initial measurements can have a negative effect on refractive outcomes,” Robert J. Cionni, MD, said. “Our goal is to get it right the first time.”