Take-home message: A novel approach to scleral suture fixation of a rotated in-the-bag toric IOL stabilizes the implant at the desired axis and prevents rotation in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
This article presents recent epidemiological findings outlining the association between cataract surgery, potential visual acuity gains, glaucoma and the risk of undergoing additional general anaesthesia in under 2s. The authors of the original study concluded that use of IOLs in cataract surgery in young children should be critically reassessed, particularly in settings/communities where close, long-term follow-up is challenging.
In this month's Clinical Round Up, Sharon Freedman, MD, discusses results of the Infant Aphasia Treatment Study, and how it found there is no glaucoma protection from primary IOL placement in children. Additionally, Barbara Parolini, MD, discusses the new hope for better myopic traction maculopathy outcomes.
Dr Thomassen shares his personal experiences with the MFR2 IOL, including reasons why the MFR2 is his lens of preference, clinical findings from a real-life setting and considerations for future use.
In what is believed to be the largest reported series of spontaneous in-the-bag IOL dislocation, investigators analyze presenting characteristics and outcomes for 21 eyes with a capsular tension ring (CTR) and 84 eyes without one.
Careful preparation that includes planning ahead and going into surgery armed with the proper equipment and alternative strategies will facilitate easy and atraumatic explantation when performing IOL exchange, said Stephen S. Lane, MD.
Gifted surgeon, innovator, teacher, humanitarian, and life changer. These are the words used to described Robert Sinskey, MD, by some of his closest ophthalmic colleagues.
In this article, Dr Johannson presents intraindividual IOL comparison follow-up results. Although similar levels of PCO development were observed for both AcrySof and Tecnis one-piece IOLs, fewer glistenings appeared in the Tecnis material, 3 years after implantation.
This follow-up study found anterior capsule opacification development and anterior capsule retraction to be more frequent 3 years after cataract surgery when an IOL with interrupted sharp optic edge at the optic–haptic junction is implanted, compared with an IOL with a continuous edge.
Multifocal IOLs with a trifocal diffractive optic design are available outside of the United States. They provide good visual acuity for distance, intermediate, and near and appear to provide slightly better intermediate vision than bifocal diffractive multifocal IOLs.