Fluid-based accommodating IOL technology achieved “true accommodation” in a pilot study. A multicenter study of the lens is ongoing.
A warm viscoelastic technique aids in the intraoperative delivery and unfolding of a hydrophobic acrylic IOL during cataract surgery.
Modifications to a reusable injector system have reduced resistance between the plunger tip and the IOL, creating a smoother delivery of the lens into the eye.
An optometrist in British Columbia has developed an IOL that his company’s website says “is capable of restoring quality vision at all distances, without glasses, contact lenses or corneal refractive procedures, and without the vision problems that have plagued current accommodative and multifocal [IOL] designs.”
A new epidescemetic keratoprosthesis implanted without total corneal trephination, is a viable alternative to corneal transplantation, according to researchers from Spain, Egypt, and Kuwait reporting in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Different corneal diseases present different challenges to achieving the desired refractive outcome after cataract surgery. Cornea specialist Dasa V. Gangadhar, MD, highlights measures to consider in various situations.
The unique properties of a light-adjustable lens are designed to provide predictable results and customized refractive treatments.
Despite the advent of advanced technologies—such as corneal stromal collagen crosslinking (CXL), intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), toric phakic and pseudophakic IOLs, and keratoplasty—patients with keratoconus are mostly being managed with spectacles and/or contact lenses.
Implant exchange in multifocal IOL recipients unhappy with their vision is better performed sooner rather than later. It is even better to avoid the exchange whenever possible by identifying and addressing a treatable cause for the patient’s complaints.
The best strategy of all is to prevent dissatisfaction in the first place by attention to patient selection and preoperative management, said Stephen G. Slade, MD.
In his debut blog, Dr. Packer writes of a cautionary tale to physicians when stuck between the wants and needs of married patients.