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.
Novel accommodative IOL shows stable visual function over 18 monthsFluid-based accommodating IOL technology achieved “true accommodation” in a pilot study. A multicenter study of the lens is ongoing.
Warm viscoelastic hastens IOL unfoldingA warm viscoelastic technique aids in the intraoperative delivery and unfolding of a hydrophobic acrylic IOL during cataract surgery.
New keratoprosthesis a viable alternative to corneal transplantA new epidescemetic keratoprosthesis implanted without total corneal trephination, is a viable alternative to corneal transplantation, according to researchers from Spain, Egypt, and Kuwait reporting in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
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.