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Why UK patients travel abroad for laser eye surgeryMore citizens from the United Kingdom are traveling abroad for laser eye procedures, according to a medical travel website. Enquiries from the United Kingdom into overseas clinics for laser procedures rose 60% in the 12 months ending November 15, 2016, according to WhatClinic.com, which lists medical clinic by location.
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.
Evolutions in laser technologies making cataract surgery saferLaser techniques have fundamentally changed the cataract surgery landscape. New, versatile platforms have made surgery safer and provided superior clinical outcomes precisely, consistently and predictably.
Toric trifocal IOL brings expanded range of functional vision to larger patient population
Toric trifocal IOL brings expanded range of functional vision to larger patient populationTrifocal IOLs can provide good uncorrected vision at near, intermediate, and far. Outcomes in a series of 30 patients show that a toric version of a trifocal IOL (AT Lisa tri 939MP, Carl Zeiss Meditec) delivers those benefits for patients with > 1 D of corneal astigmatism.
Understanding pros, cons of the latest corneal refractive procedureIn a timely talk at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day 2016, Sunil Shah, MD, made a case for why refractive surgeons might want to consider this minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure.
Why single-instrument screening for keratoconus remains a dreamThe promise of simple, objective, single instrument-based screening for highly asymmetric keratoconus in patients considering LASIK is still more of an idea than reality. Multiple metrics can identify early keratoconus in a minority of affected eyes, but none of the metrics consistently identify early corneal abnormalities and none of the metrics identify the same eyes as being at elevated risk for ectatic disease.
New corneal inlay offers choice for presbyopia improvementAn implantable corneal inlay recently approved by the FDA gives ophthalmologists a new choice in treating presbyopia.
Vision problems affecting English children’s literacyReductions in vision correlate with lower literacy scores on standardised tests, a new study showed.
FDA approves one-of-a-kind IOL with extended range of vision
FDA approves one-of-a-kind IOL with extended range of visionIt has been a history-making week for the ophthalmic world, and the FDA approval of the first IOL with extended range of vision (Tecnis Symfony IOL, Abbott) has only added one more reason for celebration.