myopia

Low myopia correction: SMILE versus surface ablationOngoing case series is revealing small-incision lenticule extraction to be better than surface ablation (SA) for all myopic laser corrections. However, SA still is useful in patients with thin corneas and therapeutic indications, according to Prof. Suphi Taneri.
Topography-guided LASIK rivals SMILE for myopia, myopic astigmatismTopography-guided LASIK and small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were compared for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism in a randomized, contralateral eye study. Results were good with both procedures, but at 3 and 12 months, there were statistically significant differences for most outcomes favoring LASIK.
Touch-up techniques following SMILEResearch shows that enhancement rates after LASIK range from approximately 7.8% to 20%, with regression of approximately 1 diopter after 10 years.
Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patientsCorneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.
Low-dose atropine for myopia in children: two years of experienceChildren in Tel Aviv have been treated with nightly atropine drops, significantly slowing the progression of myopia.
Techniques improve monovision for patients with presbyopiaRefractive surgeons are likely to enjoy success with monovision for presbyopia if they aim for a maximum of 1.50 D of residual myopia in the non-dominant eye, exclude patients with pre-existing strabismus, and monitor for signs of strabismus.
Considering myopia controlWhy are we seeing higher incidence of myopia, higher degrees of myopia, and earlier age of diagnosis? Research into the answers to these questions has come up with a variety of influences, but because the changes have been observed over such a short time (25 to 30 years) genetics cannot be the only factor.
PiXL appears promising for low myopiaThe use of epi-on photorefractive intrastromal cross linking reduced myopia by about 0.25 D in a small study; In a high-oxygen group, the effect averaged 1.25 D.
Vector planning delivers superior outcomes for myopic astigmatismExcimer laser treatments using vector planning resulted in less corneal astigmatism, less refractive cylinder, and better unaided visual acuity postoperatively than treatments using manifest refractive treatment parameters alone, according to Noel Alpins, MD.
Performing cataract surgery with phaco in patients with previous implantationsThis case study presents the results and advantages of phacoemulsification, which Dr Dieter W Klass and his team applied after previous implantation of an iris-fixated phakic IOL (pIOL) (Artisan, Ophtec) for the correction of high myopia without explantation of the pIOL.