Corneal biomechanics and small-incision lenticule extraction: What is the evidence?With the currently available clinical evidence, we can ensure that different biomechanical changes occur after SMILE, LASIK or PRK, but we cannot ensure that there is a superiority of one technique over the others in terms of mechanical stability.
Surgeons share their experience of a new approach to gel stent implantationCreated for surgeons, by surgeons – a new method of approaching gel stent implantation provides better outcomes for patients.
Treating more patients with LASIKLASIK is a highly customized treatment option, which makes it a sought-after procedure to the millennial generation. The popular online review platform Yelp! is a helpful tool in generating positive feedback, which then attracts younger people to visit your practice.
Use social media to market LASIK to millennials
Use social media to market LASIK to millennialsRecently at our laser vision center, we widened the scope of our social media outreach to include millennials who may be interested in finding out more about available refractive eye care options.
Touch-up techniques following SMILEResearch shows that enhancement rates after LASIK range from approximately 7.8% to 20%, with regression of approximately 1 diopter after 10 years.
Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patientsCorneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.
Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018As another year comes to an end, five members of Ophthalmology Times Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board reflect and share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for ophthalmologists in 2018, whilst also considering the potential challenges.
Staying calm while navigating through LASIK complicationsEncountering complications is inevitable for anyone who performs LASIK, and when the complication occurs intraoperatively, surgeons are often faced with the need to make a decision quickly, said Priyanka Sood, MD.
Using contact lenses to steepen the cornea post surgeryThe over response of LASIK patients is not a common event, but it does happen. CLAPIKS provides a straightforward and practical approach to help patients through this healing period.
Femtosecond advances help ODs, patientsOur patients have numerous choices regarding advanced technology and eye care. Advances range from how patients check in for an appointment to what tools a surgeon uses to dissect tissue. They all have their benefits, and all come at a cost.