A novel glistening-free IOL has been tested in 94 eyes and found to give good visual outcomes with a low incidence of PCO
The Malyugin ring is a safe alternative to traditional pupil-expansion approaches in cataract surgery. Here, best practice for safe surgery and a case study are described
During the XXXV Congress of the ESCRS, an international panel of expert FLACS users gathered to share their research and insights, and to learn from the experiences of their colleagues.
Transepithelial topography-guided PRK can help correct irregular astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.
A new small-aperture intraocular lens (IOL) extends patients’ depth of focus as well as multifocal IOLs with fewer dysphotopsias, researchers say.
ARMOR surveillance study update gives current insights on antibiotic resistance for clinical ocular isolates
The most recent analyses of data from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms) Surveillance Program can guide clinicians choosing antibiotic therapy for initial empiric therapy and infection prophylaxis. The information also reinforces the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to limit the development of bacterial resistance to existing options, according to Penny Asbell, MD.
Residual astigmatism is not uncommon after toric IOL implantation. Depending on its cause and magnitude, lens reorientation may be a good solution.
A 4-year study following trifocal IOL implantation (AT LISA tri 839MP, Carl Zeiss Meditec) found that the lens provided good distance, near, and intermediate visual acuity. The lens also improved patient quality of vision with better diffraction and less reduction in contrast sensitivity.
Though extended depth-of-focus lenses tend to be more forgiving of residual refractive error and mild decentration than other presbyopia-correcting IOLs, it is important to select patients carefully and follow good preoperative protocols for a successful outcome.
Surgeons should use a centroid value for surgically induced astigmatism rather than a mean or median value when working with toric IOL calculators.