Cataract Surgery

Small pupils: Maneuvers, medications, mechanical devicesThomas A. Oetting, MD, MS, shared five pearls for operating in eyes with small pupils. In the follow-up discussion, panel members commented on their experiences with newer options for small pupil management.
AD-IOLs mimic movement of natural lens
AD-IOLs mimic movement of natural lensAccommodating-disaccommodating IOLs are being developed that mimic the movement of the young crystalline lens through the use of “Zonular Capture Haptics” technology.
NASEM declares eye health a public health imperativeIn order to avoid a public health crisis and keep up with increasing vision loss among the aging baby-boomer generation, correctable vision impairments must be eliminated by 2030, according to a report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM).
Why surgeons should not undersell their femtosecond laserWhen it comes to their eyes, patients want the safest treatments, and they know the best technology available is a laser. The cataract patient demographic is changing, and patients today have active lifestyles that demand functional vision.
Unique approach to managing a posteriorly dislocated IOLWhen a three-piece IOL intended for sulcus placement dislocates posteriorly during an IOL exchange procedure, cataract surgeons can consider several possible strategies.
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.