Intraocular Lenses

3 strategies for managing traumatic cataract in childrenThere are several vital components surgeons need to take into consideration when treating children who have traumatic cataracts.
Toric IOLs enable comanagement opportunitiesThe toric intraocular lens (IOL) provides a greater range, enhanced efficacy, more precise visual recovery for the cataract patient, and reduced potential of complications in a single surgery. Also, toric lenses provide the opportunity for optometrists to co-manage the patient’s recovery.
Toric IOL expands options for pre-existing astigmatismLens demonstrated excellent rotational stability, visual outcomes in clinical trials
How to approach cataract surgery in keratoconusWound construction, IOL calculations, lens selection among variables in special population
How punctal occlusion improves multifocal IOL satisfactionTwo cases illustrate benefits in managing dry eye before, after surgery with premium lens implantation
Intraoperative aberrometry guides IOL choiceNew clinical data suggest that an improved intraoperative aberrometer can help improve clinical outcomes for patients who receive an aspheric, hydrophobic IOL, said Dee Stephenson, MD, of Stephenson Eye Associates in Venice, FL.
Subjective measures help match IOL, patientIt is not always easy to fit the right IOL to the right patient to correct presbyopia. It is not that approved lenses do not work as expected, according to Richard Chu, DO, medical director, Chu Eye Associates, Fort Worth, TX, but that each lens has slightly different optical characteristics. Not every lens is right for every patient.
Editor’s Blog: How ‘strange’ is evolution in ophthalmology?Ophthalmology has a history of “strange,” and actually that may be good for the specialty. Of all the specialties of medicine, ophthalmology keeps seeing innovation evolve on a regular basis. The technology in this market is always evolving and it keeps getting better and more efficient.
IOL centration: Location, location, locationHow lens position, capsulotomy size/shape affect centration, visual outcomes
Five pearls for successfully co-managing the premium IOL patientThe aging baby boom generation could create significant new opportunities for optometrists. ODs are the gatekeepers to cataract referrals and to intraocular lens (IOL) technology. Four out of five cataract diagnoses are made by an optometrist, so referring ODs should make a point of discussing all IOL options with patients.