Improving the accuracy and comfort of intravitreal injectionsAn intravitreal injection device can provide repeatable results and added comfort for the patient, removing the need for a drape and speculum.
Sulcus refractive IOLs solid option for presbyopia, other refractive errorsImplantation of a sulcus-supported, pseudophakic supplementary intraocular lens (IOL) can be a safe and effective method for improving vision in eyes with residual refractive error after cataract extraction, refractive lens exchange, or keratoplasty, said Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD. It also can be used to provide reversible presbyopia correction.
Corneal inlay for presbyopia shows promise without added visual problems in pseudophakesThe Raindrop Near Vision Inlay (Revision Optics) improves near-visual performance without added visual disturbance in pseudophakic patients.
New treatment reduces corneal oedema after cataract surgeryThe back layer of the cornea is made up of endothelial cells that keep the cornea clear. All cataract surgery does some damage to these cells, although due to the number of extra cells available in most corneas this damage doesn’t cause any problems. However, occasionally, post-cataract surgery endothelial cells don’t function well enough to keep the cornea clear, which can commonly cause corneal oedema. Here, Prof. Feinbaum describes a new treatment modality that has been designed to reduce and in most cases stop the oedema in 24–48 hours.
Individualized approach to refractive management of the pediatric lens combines art and sciencePediatric cataract surgery is now approached as a refractive procedure in which multiple factors are taken into account to determine the timing of IOL implantation and power selection.