Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

Enhancing rate of re-epithelialization after LASIKResults of a randomized controlled trial suggest that treatment with topical trehalose 3% ophthalmic solution might increase the rate of re-epithelialization after PRK.
ASCRS congregates under the cherry blossoms for 2018 event
ASCRS congregates under the cherry blossoms for 2018 eventSymposia, instructional courses, skills transfer labs, films, poster presentations will be offered during annual conference.
AAO 2017: New solutions, New inspirations, New OrleansThe 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology will convene in New Orleans from Nov. 11 to 14. Go to www.aao.org/annual meeting for the latest updates
Avoiding vision loss from infectious keratitis after LVCInfectious keratitis is not a common complication after laser vision correction (LVC), but it is important because it can be devastating, said Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016.
Advances for refractive laser surgery aim to boost outcomesRefractive laser platforms provide outstanding results, have reliable technology with excellent predictability and outcomes, and provide a broad range of applications. Better diagnostic imaging is possible with optical coherence tomography and Scheimpflug technology, and the advances of femtosecond lasers are moving into cataract surgery, said Michael Mrochen, PhD.
Consider 3-D OCT to improve refractive outcomes after cataract surgery
Trends in U.S. refractive surgery: 2015 ISRS surveyThe 2015 International Society of Refractive Surgery survey, the twentieth such survey and the seventh year published online, presents new findings about surgeons’ preferences in corneal and lens-based surgeries, premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), and femtosecond cataract surgery.
History, clinical exam retain primary role in dry eyePre-existing dry eye can affect the outcomes of excimer laser refractive and cause significant postoperative morbidity as well as patient dissatisfaction. Therefore, preoperative screening for dry eye is critical, said Michael B. Raizman, MD.
Novel imaging technology provides real-time volumetric visualizationSwept-source, microscope-integrated, ocular coherence tomography (SS-MIOCT) is a new investigational technology for real-time intraoperative imaging of the cornea and anterior segment, said Terry Kim, MD.
Corneal inlays still altering landscape of presbyopiaThe prospect of an expanding armamentarium of corneal inlays for presbyopia correction is an exciting development, said Jay A. Pepose, MD, PhD.