5 pearls for comanaging premium IOL patientsDuring the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014, Josh Johnston, OD, clinical director, Georgia Eye Partners, Atlanta, presented five pearls for successfully comanaging premium intraocular lens (IOL) patients.
Smart lens technology: The next big breakthrough for ocular medicine?
Smart lens technology: The next big breakthrough for ocular medicine?Alcon recently announced a partnership to in-license Google’s smart lens technology, but many questions remain. What will this new product bring to eye care and will it change ocular medicine?
FDA clears Rayner mini-incision injectorRayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd. have launched a new injector, RaySert Plus, in the United States market after receiving 510(k) clearance from the FDA.
Comparing laser-assisted vs. conventional refractive cataract surgery
Comparing laser-assisted vs. conventional refractive cataract surgeryCataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures and the leading diagnosis for outpatient surgery visits (3 million) in the U.S. In the past decade, the introductions of presbyopic and toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) have elevated cataract surgery into a refractive procedure. The latest introduction of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery may further improve the predictability and safety of refractive cataract surgery and enhance refractive outcomes.
Accommodating IOL: 2 years follow-upThe Synchrony dual-optic accommodative intraocular lens (Abbott Medical Optics) seems to be clinically safe and effective after 2 years of follow-up. The visual function at intermediate and far improved rapidly postoperatively. Half of patients require a +1 D prescription for near vision.
The pros and cons of clear lens exchangeMore and more well-informed individuals are requesting lens extraction for refractive purposes even though their natural lenses are clear.
All things astigmatism focus of ASCRS clinical surveyAmong the 2013 ASCRS clinical survey results on astigmatism, findings showed that 57% of physicians saw benefits associated with femtosecond laser arcuate incisions compared with conventional manual incisions. Other trends were identified from the more than 1,000 physician responses.
Omidria receives FDA approval for use in cataract surgery, IOL replacementThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Omeros’ phenylephrine and ketorolac injection, Omidria, for use during cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis and to reduce postoperative pain.
Taking a non-adult approach to pediatric cataract surgeryEarly treatment of pediatric cataracts is crucial, with proper consideration being given to age and the type of postoperative correction to be used.
Identifying candidates for non-corneal refractive surgeryToday, the surgical correction of refractive error is most commonly performed on the cornea. LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery in the U.S. with more than 16.5 million procedures performed to date.1 For many of our patients, LASIK may be the best surgical option, but sometimes removing tissue from the cornea may not be the best surgical option.