Cornea

Crosslinking showing potential for refractive correction
Crosslinking showing potential for refractive correctionPhotorefractive intrastromal cross-linking is being developed for non-invasive correction of low refractive errors.
Advances in femto provide better results, fewer complicationsAdvances in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) providing better results, fewer complications, and higher rates of patient satisfaction.
Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconus
Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconusIsolated Bowman layer transplantation can reduce and stabilize corneal ectasia in eyes with progressive advanced keratoconus, researchers said. “It flattens the cornea into a more normal position,” said Jack Parker, MD, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “It doesn’t give them perfect vision, but it keeps them from getting worse. It lets them to continue wearing their contact lenses.”
Achieving physiologic restoration in dry eyeTear osmolarity testing provides clinicians the opportunity to detect disease and select treatments to restore ocular surface health.
Re-bubbling cases show a higher endothelial cell loss post-DMEKAnalyses of data from 293 eyes undergoing uncomplicated Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) show that endothelial cell loss is greater in eyes that undergo a single re-bubbling for graft separation. The study, however, does not establish a causal association.
New dry eye treatment demonstrates rapid onset symptomatic reliefResults from the Phase 3 OPUS-3 trial provide evidence confirming a benefit of lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5.0% (Xiidra, Shire) for significantly improving dry eye disease-related symptoms, as measured by Eye Dryness Score.
Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathyA 37-year-old male came to my office for the first time in 2014 for a diabetes eye examination at the insistence of his primary-care provider (PCP).
When corneas go viral: Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis editionThe possibility that a given garden-variety case of viral conjunctivitis is a burgeoning epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is enough to intimidate any physician.
How the cornea contributes to IOL power calculationUnder the best of circumstances—meaning when cataract surgery is performed in an eye with a normal cornea by expert hands and with use of an advanced IOL power calculation formula—the achieved refractive outcome will be more than 0.5 D off target in 1 out of every 11 eyes.
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconusA retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.