Refractive

IOLs in cataract surgery – do the risks outweigh the benefits in infants?This article presents recent epidemiological findings outlining the association between cataract surgery, potential visual acuity gains, glaucoma and the risk of undergoing additional general anaesthesia in under 2s. The authors of the original study concluded that use of IOLs in cataract surgery in young children should be critically reassessed, particularly in settings/communities where close, long-term follow-up is challenging.
The dexamethasone nanowafer: A novel method of drug delivery for dry eye diseaseThis review presents a therapeutic nanowafer as an alternative to eye drops for dry eye disease, designed to enhance efficacy and improve patient compliance to treatment. In an experimental animal study, the novel dexamethasone nanowafer drug delivery system was comparable in efficacy to twice-daily dexamethasone eye drop treatment and has the potential to minimise risk of cataract formation and glaucoma.
IOL power calculation for keratoconus: One-size strategy does not fit allAnalyses of predicted refractive outcomes using different IOL calculation formulas suggest possible strategies for increasing predictability in eyes with mild or moderate keratoconus.
Laser vision correction effective for residual refractive error after RLEResearchers explore the efficacy and reliability of laser vision correction for the treatment of residual refractive error after refractive lens exchange.
Bladeless, custom FLACS technology: What's in a name?A small review recently found 28 different names for the procedure, and the chances are there are even more currently in use.
Reducing IOL prediction errorIntraoperative aberrometry enables better outcomes for demanding and challenging patients according to new study.
CLE with latest generation of advanced multifocal implantsThe number of presbyopia correcting options has increased along with the size of the presbyopic market. Clear lens exchange (CLE) is becoming a popular option as a result of the latest generation of intraocular lenses that have been shown to offer spectacle independence to a high proportion of patients. In this article, Mr Chitkara presents the 1-year results of his small study evaluating CLE with implantation of the Diffractiva-aA lens.
Improving the precision and consistency of scleral implant surgerySince scleral implant surgery for presbyopia correction was first introduced, numerous enhancements have standardized and simplified the procedure. In this article, Dr Cummings discusses binocular visual improvement outcomes observed with a new generation implant system, and explains which patients may benefit from the procedue.
Achieving balanced visionHere, Dr Verdoorn presents his experiences with the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, which he has found to be a successful option for presbyopic patients.
Real-time intraoperative aberrometry enables better surgical outcomesA new sequentially shifting wavefront device for intraoperative aberrometry provides continuous feedback on refraction during cataract surgery.