Although they are little, they can cause a lot of trouble for cataract patients.
It is important to keep up with the legalities of pre- and post-cataract surgery care.
When a younger-than-expected patient presents with lens opacity, can you identify the cause?
It’s our responsibility to care for our patients from diagnosis through the postoperative recovery process.
Referring patients for cataract removal is common, but when a posterior segment pathology interferes, it must be handled delicately.
Lanosterol can dissolve the protein buildup that causes cataracts.
A patient underwent glaucoma surgery, and follow up revealed a problem.
DMEK might be the best solution for your patient’s endothelial dysfunction.
A recently implanted collamer lens is causing a patient’s eye pain. How can the optometrist address it?
Addressing these issues could make the difference between 20/happy and 20/unhappy.
Does an Acanthamoeba
infection mean the end for a successful LASIK procedure?
Posterior capsular opacification is the most common complication of cataract surgery. Here’s how this quick and effective procedure is performed.
ODs respond to recent articles and columns. See what they have to say.
Keep these post-op concerns in mind to ensure Crystalens patients have good outcomes.
Clinicians wonder if this much-touted advance in cataract surgery has proven itself yet.
What to expect when you’re expecting the unexpected during cataract surgery.
Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?
Which comes first: peripheral iridotomy or cataract extraction?
Pre-op diagnostic testing is critical to cataract surgery outcomes.
Surgery is not just another tool to be delegated or ordered.
When considering IOL implementation, the shape of the cornea plays a big role.
Before tackling cataracts, make sure your patients are free of ocular surface disorders.
Cosmetic iris implants aren't approved in the United States. But that doesn't mean you won't see them in your chair.
Today’s techniques put “premium” outcomes within reach of more patients than ever.
How would you approach this case?
Our patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis reported a steady loss of vision.
Was her medication to blame?
When a post-cataract patient presents with blurred vision, YAG capsulotomy can swiftly restore clarity to the ocular media.
New cataract surgery 'suites' avoid some human error by linking measurement devices to surgical instruments.
How do the options for management during cataract surgery compare?
We've heard about these presentations, but have yet to actually see them.
New surgical technology and procedures make it a viable prospect for more patients than ever. Here's an overview of the latest approaches.
You've got the knowledge you need to start the conversation. But it requires a delicate balance to avoid establishing the wrong expectations.
Three non-routine cataract cases showcase surgical advances and highlight increasing postoperative visual expectations.
The good news: options abound. The bad news: ditto.
Are these post-LASIK complications clinically distinct entities, or a continuum?
This patient’s ocular history was extensive and downright perplexing. Could a cataract complication somehow affect his posterior pole?
Transzonular drug delivery during cataract surgery is a safe, convenient way to quash concerns about postoperative drug compliance.
Post-cataract infection rates are up. Here's a new way to create watertight wounds.
Chelation via EDTA, effective in clearing band keratopathy, may be warranted earlier in the disease course.
Navigating comanagement obstacles in cataract care
Multifocal IOL patients may need PCO removal earlier than usual.
Many surgeons have turned to DMEK as an alternative to DSEK.
It’s more common than you may realize, and responds well to surgical intervention.
Bladeless laser cataract surgery costs more, but offers the potential for better results and less inflammation than the traditional procedure.
From corneal transplant outcomes to the eagerly-awaited results of AREDS2.
A look at surgical refinement and improved postoperative care.
It’s usually self-limiting, and prognosis is excellent. But you do play a vital role.
On occasion, lens material is found in the eye after cataract surgery.
An insider’s view of life on a surgical center team.
Features you should consider when discussing single-vision cataract surgery with your patients.
O.D.s give LASIK mixed reviews as a means to boost the bottom line.
When medical and laser therapy fail, this aqueous filtration device may be an alternative to consider.