Investigational IOL demonstrates true accommodationFindings from a pilot study show that a novel accommodative intraocular lens (AIOL, Lumina, Akkolens) provides a true accommodative response that is maintained for at least 2 years and preserved following Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy.
Pre-operative measurements important in IOL decision-makingSurgeons work hard to get happy patients, and satisfied patients spread the word and refer their friends. They don't need extra post-op visits, and can return yearly to see their referring doctor. Selecting the best presbyopia-correcting IOL for a patient is critical and depends on methodical, preoperative decision-making.
Intraop wavefront aberrometry may enhance results in toric IOL surgeryFindings of a study determining the prediction error in the magnitude of residual astigmatism after cataract surgery with a toric intraocular lens (IOL) suggest that use of intraoperative wavefront aberrometry for toric power selection could enhance the refractive outcome in a large subset of eyes.
Novel accommodating IOL achieves unique level of accommodative change
Novel accommodating IOL achieves unique level of accommodative changeA prototype of a novel dual-mode, accommodating-disaccommodating intraocular lens with zonular capture haptics has been fabricated successfully. The lens has shown in bench studies to exhibit axial shift and shape change that results in up to about 26 D of accommodative change,
12-month results with small-aperture IOL providing patients with an extended range of visionThe IC-8 IOL (AcuFocus) is one of the new class of extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOLs that is definitively altering the landscape of cataract surgery in Europe and around the world. Whereas monofocal and multifocal lenses have one or two distinct focal points, an EDOF-IOL creates one elongated focal point, though each lens does so in a different way.
Dr. David Apple's legacy endures through laboratoryWere he alive today, he would likely feel heartened by how his work has been carried on by Gerd U. Auffarth, MD, FEBO, who is now director of The David J Apple International Laboratory for Ocular Pathology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Intraoperative aberrometry can help improve refractive resultsIntraoperative aberrometry aphakic and pseudophakic readings can be comparable with careful control of surgical variables. Both readings can be useful to predict postoperative manifest refraction.
IOLs in cataract surgery – do the risks outweigh the benefits in infants?This article presents recent epidemiological findings outlining the association between cataract surgery, potential visual acuity gains, glaucoma and the risk of undergoing additional general anaesthesia in under 2s. The authors of the original study concluded that use of IOLs in cataract surgery in young children should be critically reassessed, particularly in settings/communities where close, long-term follow-up is challenging.
CTR does not avert spontaneous IOL dislocation
CTR does not avert spontaneous IOL dislocationIn what is believed to be the largest reported series of spontaneous in-the-bag IOL dislocation, investigators analyze presenting characteristics and outcomes for 21 eyes with a capsular tension ring (CTR) and 84 eyes without one.
Capsule opacification with 2 different IOLs: 3-year resultsThis follow-up study found anterior capsule opacification development and anterior capsule retraction to be more frequent 3 years after cataract surgery when an IOL with interrupted sharp optic edge at the optic–haptic junction is implanted, compared with an IOL with a continuous edge.