Nick Mamalis, MD

Dislocation main reason for IOL explantations, survey findsThe most common complication associated with the explantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) is lens dislocation or decentration. While glare and visual aberrations are the most common reasons for explanting multifocal lenses.
Achieving patient satisfaction with multifocal IOLsMultifocal IOLs offer the potential to reduce spectacle dependence, but outcomes vary depending on optical design. Optimizing success and satisfaction depends on careful patient selection, thorough counseling, and good surgical technique.
Intraocular medications gaining traction in cataract proceduresAlthough no new drug therapies entered cataract surgeons’ armamentarium in 2015, interest continues to grow in approaches for intraocular administration.
New techniques centering on capsulotomy creationTechnologies and techniques such as femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and microinvasive glaucoma surgery may be guiding the way for future cataract surgeries.
Pseudoexfoliation may play greater role in late IOL subluxation/dislocationHistopathologic analysis of 53 consecutive IOL-capsular bag specimens explanted after late in-the-bag IOL subluxation/dislocation identified pseudoexfoliation in 33(62%) of cases—less than half of which had a clinical diagnosis of pseudoexfoliation.
On the road toward solving the PCO challengeTargeting of Myo/Nog cells using a novel nanocarrier complex loaded with doxorubicin is showing promise as a treatment for reducing posterior capsule opacification.
Explaining explantation in foldable IOLsFindings from a recent survey of surgeons tap the top reasons for why foldable IOL explantation occurs—whether in one- or three-piece silicone or one-piece acrylic lenses, said Nick Mamalis, MD.
TASS outbreaks trending downFindings point to improvements in cleaning procedures, less reuse of cannulas