cataracts

When an artist loses vision
What if you examined Santa Claus?
What if you examined Santa Claus?T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the towns, not an optometrist was stirring—not even an online retailer promising glasses at low cost.
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface disease
The role of lid hygiene in ocular surface diseaseThe ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones.
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patients
Selecting topical regimens for cataract patientsEyecare practitioners who deal with patients in the perioperative period are well aware of the need for topical therapy. In most cases, a combination of a steroid, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and an antibiotic will be used for a few days before the day of surgery and then for a period afterward.
Real-world simulation shows patients they need cataract surgeryOphthalmologists discuss the importance of routine contrast sensitivity and glare testing in cataract-age adults and specifically the use of a platform that includes a real-world driver’s scene.
Anterior capsulotomy is the main prostaglandin release inducer in FLACSResearch presented in this article found anterior capsulotomy to be the main trigger for an increase of prostaglandins in aqueous humor immediately after laser-assisted cataract surgery. Optimised energy settings in combination with NSAIDs might therefore help reduce laser-induced miosis.
Magnitude, axis of astigmatism vital to toric IOL alignment, but no consensus on best measureThough it is generally agreed that accurate identification of the magnitude and axis of astigmatism is essential in order to choose the right toric power and correctly position it, there is no strong consensus about which measurement is best to base magnitude and axis decisions. Results from a recent clinical survey support this trend.
Why wait to recommend cataract surgery?Years ago, I realized that a cataract is anomaly of the ocular system that should be eradicated at its earliest stages. Frankly, if you were in a relationship that was not going well and was destined to keep getting worse, would you stay?
Possible link between statin use and cataracts, but weigh risks and benefitsPatients taking statins may be at an increased risk for cataracts, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Managing healthy aging and visionSeems like everyone is focusing on baby boomers as they enter a new phase of their lives, but vision in particular is a big topic. And why wouldn’t it be? What is more critical to healthy aging than maintaining healthy vision?