Gonioscopy remains the gold standard technique for assessing the anterior chamber angle, but ultrasound biomicroscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography can be useful adjuncts for glaucoma patient care.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
Data from 6 months of follow-up in a randomized, contralateral eye comparison study demonstrate LASIK performed using a proprietary "optimized prolate ablation" algorithm provides superior results compared with a conventional ablation technique.
Procedure room humidity appears to have a small effect on best-corrected visual acuity outcomes after corneal laser refractive surgery, but variations in humidity or temperature do not appear to affect uncorrected visual acuity outcomes, the incidence of diffuse lamellar keratitis after LASIK, or need for enhancement after myopic LASIK or LASEK.
Strict inclusion criteria apply for using the femtosecond laser flapless intrastromal procedure to treat presbyopia.
Results from a small study indicate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of improving near vision in patients with previous LASIK by implanting a small-aperture corneal inlay into a femtosecond laser-created corneal pocket.
Results from the first clinical trial of myopic LASIK with a new advanced wavefront-guided system are excellent and indicate the procedure is an acceptable and efficacious alternative to conventional LASIK.
Anti-platelet-derived growth factor subunit B/anti-vascular endothelial growth factor benefits wet age-related macular degeneration
Recently released topline results from a phase Iib clinical trial of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration show significantly greater improvement in visual acuity among patients receiving combination therapy with Fovista, an investigational aptamer directed against PDGF-B, plus anti-VEGF therapy compared with anti-VEGF therapy alone.
Data from multiple epidemiologic studies provide evidence linking myopia with an increased risk of open-angle glaucoma.
Refractive outcomes with toric IOL implantation can be improved by taking into account the astigmatism of both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the cornea.
Planned anisometropia in patients with long-standing diplopia who are undergoing bilateral cataract surgery can be a triple-win situation, providing clear uncorrected vision at both distance and near while simultaneously eliminating or reducing awareness of pre-existing double vision.