presbyopia

Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habits
Optimize patients’ CL experience by avoiding 3 bad habitsJust as ODs develop good habits, there are bad habits that we should avoid. Avoid the following three habits to optimize your patients’ lens wearing experience.
Inlays provide option for presbyopic correctionThree corneal inlays are in clinical use for improving near vision in phakic presbyopic patients with low refractive spherical equivalent.
Presbyopic IOLs changing game for astigmatic patientsPresbyopia-correcting IOLs are changing the preoperative patient education discussion, making it easier for surgeons. However, the need for precision measurements and careful surgical technique may be more important than in the past.
Clinicians coming to terms with dysfunctional lens syndromeUsing dysfunctional lens syndrome stages, physicians can discuss a range of treatment options with patients, based on clinical findings and refractive error.
Managing presbyopia heading into the year 2020Patients don’t have to wait for 2020 to achieve 20/20 vision at near without spectacles or contact lenses. Rather, the advancements we have seen just in the past few years should be enough to help manage their expectations.
Toward emmetropia: More advances, more improvementsAdvances in treatments for keratoconus and presbyopia in 2016 continued to move patients toward emmetropia.
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopia
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopiaPresbyopia, an age-related loss of accommodative amplitude of the eye resulting in near and intermediate vision deficits, begins to affect most people once they reach their early 40s.
Complicated case underscores need for care, preparationA case of cataract surgery with planned presbyopia-correcting IOL implantation– complicated by posterior capsule rupture and a postoperative refractive surprise– reinforced important lessons and provided a new revelation to one experienced surgeon.
Toric trifocal IOL brings expanded range of functional vision to larger patient population
Toric trifocal IOL brings expanded range of functional vision to larger patient populationTrifocal IOLs can provide good uncorrected vision at near, intermediate, and far. Outcomes in a series of 30 patients show that a toric version of a trifocal IOL (AT Lisa tri 939MP, Carl Zeiss Meditec) delivers those benefits for patients with > 1 D of corneal astigmatism.
New corneal inlay offers choice for presbyopia improvementAn implantable corneal inlay recently approved by the FDA gives ophthalmologists a new choice in treating presbyopia.