IOL

Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndromeUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error.
Toric IOL’s transitional conic design enhances tolerance to misalignmentA novel toric IOL features an aberration-free, transitional conic anterior optic surface shows pupil independence and improved tolerance to misalignment in bench testing and excellent clinical outcomes.
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.
Complicated cataract: A case of iatrogenic zonular disinertionAn approach is described for completing cortex removal and IOL implantation after intraoperative 180° zonular dialysis.
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataract
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataractIOL implantation was associated with more inflammation and slightly more visual obscuration in 120 children age 2 or younger undergoing bilateral cataract surgery. However, the rate of glaucoma was similar compared with an aphakic group.
Determining best cases for IOL implantation in childrenWhen the topic of IOL implantation is on the table, the age of the patient does make a difference, according to pediatric expert Courtney Kraus, MD, who spoke at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s 27th annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology conference.
Finding the ideal mix-and-match IOL strategyTwo clinicians explore why an optimal visual solution for patients may be using both a low-add multifocal and an extended-range-of-vision lens.
Newest ICLs associated with low incidence of cataract formationImplantation of the newest Implantable Collamer Lens phakic intraocular lenses (V4b and V4c) did not cause cataract formation in highly myopic patients.
Phakic IOLs address challenge of treating broad range of refractive errorsPhakic IOLs are viable alternatives for treating high refractive errors.