William F. Wiley, MD

Lens fragmentation device is in the loopA micro-interventional device that uses a nitinol filament can dissect any grade cataract without causing capsular stress.
RLE choice factors in benefits, risks, alternativesRemoval of the crystalline lens was developed as a procedure to treat the media opacity, but advances in surgical techniques and in pseudophakic IOL technology have increased the functional use of lens-based refractive surgery, said William F. Wiley, MD.
IV-free sedation may help anxious cataract patientsCataract surgery with or without intravenous sedation can be a factor in the clinical experience. Moving to sublingual sedation may be the next step in safety and comfort for a demanding patient demographic.
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.
Laser cataract surgery favored over phaco for reducing ultrasonic energy useThe Laser Cataract Consortium, comprising five experienced laser cataract surgeons, undertook a study incorporating rigorous collection of data from 7,200 eyes undergoing cataract surgery.
Compounded topical corticosteroid-antibiotic combinations bring postLASIK benefitsPositive outcomes were achieved in a clinical evaluation of proprietary compounded topical corticosteroid-antibiotic combination products for treatment after LASIK.
How technology aids real-time adjustment of toric IOLsIntraoperative measurement of astigmatism is helpful for accurate positioning of IOLs. Additionally, newly available toric lenses with aspheric optics make it possible to achieve excellent visual outcomes.