multifocal IOL

Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018As another year comes to an end, five members of Ophthalmology Times Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board reflect and share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for ophthalmologists in 2018, whilst also considering the potential challenges.
Four ocular surface health questions to consider before cataract surgeryA thorough investigation of ocular surface health and initiation of any necessary treatment is the first step toward successful cataract surgery.
Combined cataract/EK surgery may require modifications to techniqueCataract surgery in eyes undergoing simultaneous endothelial keratoplasty requires several modifications in techniques.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Why surgeons should not undersell their femtosecond laserWhen it comes to their eyes, patients want the safest treatments, and they know the best technology available is a laser. The cataract patient demographic is changing, and patients today have active lifestyles that demand functional vision.
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.
Why choosing the right multifocal IOL patients is importantThe best candidates for multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) are highly motivated, have nearly perfect optics, and have healthy tear film. Otherwise, patients could have issues with contrast sensitivity, glare, and haloes.
How IOL platform designs are achieving quality of visionPatient satisfaction is high following implant of the Symfony IOL, which is designed with an elongated focal zone in an attempt to minimise visual compromises and avoid visual dysphotopsias.
IOL centration stable 30 days after implantation, study confirmsOphthalmologists spend significant amounts of time during cataract surgery trying to precisely center an implanted IOL to achieve the best possible vision after surgery. The high success rate of cataract surgery suggests that in most cases, they succeed.
Adjustable intraocular lenses after cataract surgeryIncorrect IOL power is one of the most frequent reasons for IOL exchange following cataract surgery. Different options for the correction of residual refractive errors are being developed, including piggyback IOLs, light-adjustable lenses and multicomponent IOLs.