presbyopia

Considerations when implanting mIOLs in amblyopia with strabismus patientsMultifocal IOLs (mIOLs) can provide excellent uncorrected visual acuity at all distances. However, photic phenomena such as glare and halos are inherent to the design of these lenses and make preoperative patient councelling, careful case selection, and individualised weighing of benefits and side-effects important.
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.
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.
Corneal inlays play increasing role in presbyopiaAs the number of LASIK procedures being performed continues to fall worldwide, correction of presbyopia is receiving increasing attention as being the final frontier and “holy grail” for refractive surgery, said Wayne Crewe-Brown, MD, at Refractive Surgery 2017.
Techniques improve monovision for patients with presbyopiaRefractive surgeons are likely to enjoy success with monovision for presbyopia if they aim for a maximum of 1.50 D of residual myopia in the non-dominant eye, exclude patients with pre-existing strabismus, and monitor for signs of strabismus.
Considering scleral lenses for astigmatic patientsWe have witnessed a rise in clinical utilization of scleral lenses in recent years, and in some cases, their clinical indications have expanded to include even those patients with regular corneas. Given this sharp rise in scleral lens utilization, the principle of lens selection continuum as proposed by Visser et al appears to also hold true in patients with normal healthy eyes. Thus, when should clinicians reach for scleral lenses when providing care to patients with regular corneas?
Managing unhappy presbyopia patients
Managing unhappy presbyopia patientsAddressing patient dissatisfaction after presbyopia-correcting IOL surgery requires listening to understand the problem. Time and patient reassurance may be adequate for resolving some issues.
Managing presbyopia with evolving inlay technologyInnovation does not cease and nor should our ability to stay abreast of the latest surgical options for our patients. The ever-growing population of presbyopes is endless, and the desire to rid oneself of spectacles is unquenchable.
Scleral implant for presbyopia making accommodative gains
Scleral implant for presbyopia making accommodative gainsImplantation of an investigational device for presbyopia resulted in a minimal 2-line increase in distance-corrected near visual acuity and an actual reduction in the amount of near add needed over time, show findings from a single-center, subgroup analysis.
New IOL offers full-distance, good intermediate distancePresbyopia patients have changed. They are younger than ever, more active than ever before, and they have more treatment options than ever before.