refractive surgery

Preparing your patient for PRKPhotorefractive keratectomy (PRK) was the original excimer laser procedure approved by the FDA—and is still a safe and effective treatment of refractive errors. PRK has the benefits of no-flap creation; therefore, there is no risk of flap complications.
Thinking outside the cone: Over, above standard approachAll of these cases scenarios, which are an everyday occurrence in my practice, demonstrate my desire to take every patient to emmetropia despite the “so-called” complexity of the cases.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
My refractive surgery journey as surgeon and patientMy interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.
16 most popular stories of 2016
16 most popular stories of 2016Here is your roundup of what made top news in 2016!
LENSAR files for bankruptcy with PDL BioPharma support
LENSAR files for bankruptcy with PDL BioPharma supportLENSAR Inc. announced its filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Dec. 19 to reduce its debt, strengthen its balance sheet, and strengthen its platform for future growth, according to a press release from the company.
Extended depth-of-focus IOLs may provide improved visual performanceAs your patients celebrate another birthday milestone, they are again back in your chair wondering why their reading glasses mysteriously disappear when they are out exploring life or why their arms are not as long as they used to be.
Optimizing toric IOL outcomes via techniques, technologies
Optimizing toric IOL outcomes via techniques, technologiesAchieving spectacle independence for distance vision after toric IOL implantation depends on the refractive outcome. Factors affecting residual astigmatism and studies evaluating the use of various surgical techniques and technologies relating to those factors are discussed.
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIK
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIKRefractive surgeons can consider fibrin adhesives to prevent the recurrence of epithelial ingrowth after LASIK.
Postop keratometry not associated with night-vision problems
Postop keratometry not associated with night-vision problemsResearchers present findings from a large dataset designed to explore the effect of postoperative keratometry on quality of vision after myopic wavefront-guided LASIK.