Refractive

Determining best cases for IOL implantation in childrenWhen the topic of IOL implantation is on the table, the age of the patient does make a difference, according to pediatric expert Courtney Kraus, MD, who spoke at the Wilmer Eye Institute’s 27th annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology conference.
Finding the ideal mix-and-match IOL strategyTwo clinicians explore why an optimal visual solution for patients may be using both a low-add multifocal and an extended-range-of-vision lens.
Why IOL power selection requires ‘different’ thinkingWhile the accuracy of IOL power selection has advanced since the early days of phacoemulsification, the selection of the proper IOL power is always in the background when a surgeon performs cataract surgery, Dr. Hill said.
Genetic, environmental twin studies provide clues to myopiaWith myopia on the rise, greater understanding of genetic and environmental factors is needed to refine interventions that may curtail disease progression.
How myopia shaped the attitudes of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan
How myopia shaped the attitudes of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald ReaganSevere myopia affected the attitudes of both Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, but in opposite ways, according to biographer Edmund Morris. “Since both of them became aware of their myopia in their early teens, it was obviously a formative experience for both of them,” Morris told Ophthalmology Times.
Presbyopia therapy: Comparison of corneal versus lens-based optionsThe authors assess the quantitative and qualitative aspects of vision following various lens- and corneal-based therapies for presbyopia. In many cases the KAMRA corneal inlay offers a long-term solution. It can easily be removed if the patient is not satisfied with the outcome.
Presbyopia compensation with femtosecond laserThis article discusses the advantages and limitations for surgical compensation of presbyopia with the femtosecond laser using corneal inlays and the Intracor technique.
Intraoperative aberrometry can help improve refractive resultsIntraoperative aberrometry aphakic and pseudophakic readings can be comparable with careful control of surgical variables. Both readings can be useful to predict postoperative manifest refraction.
Refractive surgery for special needs children: The time is nowThe time for refractive surgery for special needs children seems to be at hand, considering that advancements in laser and IOL technologies have been proven to be efficacious. Correcting a special needs child’s vision can reduce fearfulness and improve their behavioral challenges.
Optimizing individual outcomes through staged cataract surgeryIn this third of a four-part column, Arun C. Gulani, MD, continues the discussion on staged cataract surgery.