Early experience with sub-1-mm cataract surgery performed using a currently available femtosecond laser platform demonstrates the feasibility of the procedure.
Cheryl Guttman Krader
New surgical procedures and advances in structural imaging were once again the focus of interest in glaucoma during 2011.
As leading cataract surgeons reflect on the newest advances in the field over the past year, the femtosecond laser maintained its place in the spotlight.
Results from a phase III study investigating intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of DME show that the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agent was well-tolerated and met its primary efficacy endpoint.
A proprietary surgery system brings to laser vision correction surgeons the benefits of expertise in both femtosecond and excimer laser technology.
The debate over the need to remove the corneal epithelium when performing corneal collagen crosslinking will continue until long-term data from peer-reviewed studies become available to answer the question of whether a procedure done with the epithelium on results in sufficient crosslinking for long-term arrest of ectasia progression.
The recently published report from the International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction provides an evidence-based review of current knowledge about meibomian gland structure and function in health and disease, offers an idea bank for researchers with an interest in the field, and provides practical guidance to clinicians on the evaluation and management of a very common disorder.
A single intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin is safe, effective, well-tolerated, and is the first pharmacologic treatment for symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion.
Most eye-care practitioners are unlikely to read any journal cover to cover, and perhaps they may consider meibomian gland dysfunction underwhelming as a topic at a time when there are a number of exciting developments in vision research.
On March 16, LENSAR Inc. received 510 (k) clearance from the FDA to market its femtosecond laser system for lens fragmentation in addition to anterior capsulotomy during cataract surgery.