Why IOL power selection requires ‘different’ thinkingWhile the accuracy of IOL power selection has advanced since the early days of phacoemulsification, the selection of the proper IOL power is always in the background when a surgeon performs cataract surgery, Dr. Hill said.
Image-guided system streamlines cataract surgery planningA new image-guided system streamlines surgical planning for patients undergoing cataract surgery with implantation of a single-piece aspheric IOL or a multifocal IOL.
IOL centration stable 30 days after implantation, study confirmsOphthalmologists spend significant amounts of time during cataract surgery trying to precisely center an implanted IOL to achieve the best possible vision after surgery. The high success rate of cataract surgery suggests that in most cases, they succeed.
Adjustable intraocular lenses after cataract surgeryIncorrect IOL power is one of the most frequent reasons for IOL exchange following cataract surgery. Different options for the correction of residual refractive errors are being developed, including piggyback IOLs, light-adjustable lenses and multicomponent IOLs.
Trends in U.S. refractive surgery: 2015 ISRS surveyThe 2015 International Society of Refractive Surgery survey, the twentieth such survey and the seventh year published online, presents new findings about surgeons’ preferences in corneal and lens-based surgeries, premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), and femtosecond cataract surgery.
Glued IOL technique favored for securing dislocated IOLThe glued IOL technique introduced by Amar Agarwal, MD, is an effective method for repositioning a dislocated 3-piece IOL in eyes without adequate capsular support, and it has advantages compared with suturing, according to Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, founding partner, Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island and Connecticut, Garden City, NY.
Validating long-term toric IOL performanceFive years of experience with the Rayner T-flex aspheric IOL show it to be a safe, highly effective long-term method of correcting the widest possible range of sphere and cylinder errors in pseudophakic patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism.
MICS & MIGS: combined surgery with microstent devicesThe combination of MICS and MIGS can offer an effective surgical treatment for POAG when the reduction of IOP following cataract surgery alone is not sufficient to reduce a patient’s need for glaucoma therapies.
Was 2015 the year of inlays, FLACS, or something else?While 2015 may not have been the year for ground-breaking introductions or trials in the field of refractive surgery, plenty of improvements have kept the procedure an evolving process, Ophthalmology Times editorial advisory board members said.
Risks of IOL replacement in children under age of 2 exceed benefitsThe risks of intraocular lens (IOL) replacement in children under 2 years of age may exceed the benefits, according to Ameenat Lola Solebo and colleagues from the British Isles Congenital Cataract Interest Group.