Results of a preclinical pilot study demonstrate ocular iontophoresis accelerates transfer of topically applied riboflavin into the cornea.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
Analyses of data from baseline structural imaging studies performed in two large prospective, observational glaucoma cohort trials suggest inter-eye asymmetry in optic disc topography parameters and average retinal nerve fiber layer thickness may provide an additional tool to identify eyes with early signs of glaucoma.
Use of a femtosecond laser with its FDA-approved IntraLaser Enabled Keratoplasty software appears safe and effective for creating clear corneal and arcuate incisions, therefore enabling bladeless cataract surgery.
Refractive lenticule extraction performed using a proprietary femtosecond laser platform is a safe and effective minimally invasive technique for correcting myopia and astigmatism.
Early experience with sub-1-mm cataract surgery performed using a currently available femtosecond laser platform demonstrates the feasibility of the procedure.
Femtosecond laser-assisted procedures continue to be a focus of attention in cataract surgery as manufacturers and surgeons aim to elevate efficacy and safety outcomes to a higher level.
Results of a comparative study investigating capsulotomy features and ease of cataract extraction demonstrate clear benefits for using a femtosecond laser to create the capsular opening and fragment the nucleus.
Findings from a prospective study demonstrate that capsulotomy creation using a proprietary femtosecond laser system improves the predictability of effective lens position to deliver increased refractive accuracy and better visual acuity outcomes.
Using a femtosecond laser to create the capsulotomy results in an incremental, but statistically significant, improvement in the accuracy of refractive outcomes after cataract surgery.
Results from the prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled Dutch Lamellar Corneal Transplantation Study support performing deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty instead of penetrating keratoplasty in eyes needing corneal transplantation for stromal pathology not affecting the endothelium.