Examining visual outcomes of bilateral trifocal IOLA new trifocal diffractive IOL (FineVision trifocal IOL, PhysIOL), implanted bilaterally, achieved a full range of adequate vision, satisfactory contrast sensitivity, and a lack of significant adverse photic phenomena, according to Spanish researchers reporting in BMC Ophthalmology.
Light-adjustable lens addresses challenges of refractive target concernsThe unique properties of a light-adjustable lens are designed to provide predictable results and customized refractive treatments.
The future of keratoconus treatmentDespite the advent of advanced technologies—such as corneal stromal collagen crosslinking (CXL), intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), toric phakic and pseudophakic IOLs, and keratoplasty—patients with keratoconus are mostly being managed with spectacles and/or contact lenses.
Managing the dissatisfied multifocal IOL patientImplant exchange in multifocal IOL recipients unhappy with their vision is better performed sooner rather than later. It is even better to avoid the exchange whenever possible by identifying and addressing a treatable cause for the patient’s complaints. The best strategy of all is to prevent dissatisfaction in the first place by attention to patient selection and preoperative management, said Stephen G. Slade, MD.
Caught between a husband and a wife: A cautionary surgical taleIn his debut blog, Dr. Packer writes of a cautionary tale to physicians when stuck between the wants and needs of married patients.
Keys to IOL power selection in pseudophakic childrenHighly variable myopia shifts can occur in pseudophakic children. IOL exchange seems to be an acceptable option for treating the high myopia that can develop with lens implantation in children. However, the use of IOLs in growing eyes remains controversial, and outcomes are uncertain because of lack of data, according to Courtney Kraus, MD.
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgery
Postop considerations for pseudoexfoliation after cataract surgeryPostoperative patients with PXF pose both short- and long-term concerns due to the underlying pathological changes that occur from the fibrillar deposition with some complications arising years after the surgery.
Small-aperture optic IOL broadens range of visionA foldable, hydrophobic acrylic IOL embedded with a small-aperture mask provided excellent visual acuity across all distances in patients who underwent monocular implantation after cataract surgery and was not associated with any visual symptoms that may occur with other presbyopia-correcting IOLs.
U.S. surgeons anticipate new IOLsWith a wide array of IOL options available to their foreign colleagues, U.S. ophthalmologists eagerly await the approval and availability of additional lenses.
IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMDA new intraocular mini-telescope is easy to implant through a small incision and has optimized optics so that it reliably provides good quality vision.