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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Surgeons Advocate for Use of Neutral Terms in Emerging Refractive Surgeries

Browsing for relevant research could get complicated if a proposed new moniker— keratorefractive lenticule extraction—isn’t adopted, a team of journal editors argues.
October 30, 2023

SMILE Not Found Superior to LASIK in Corneal Biomechanics

Study shows no major differences in corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor three months after surgery.
August 18, 2023

Refractive Surgery After Corneal Transplant Safe, Effective

A new systematic review shows a low rate of BCVA loss and nearly half of all cases achieving 20/40 or better uncorrected acuity.
July 14, 2023

FLACS No Match for Conventional Cataract Surgery in Cost-Effectiveness

Researchers argue against insurance reimbursement for the procedure, given the marginal added value relative to cost.
May 24, 2023

Social Factors Linked to Access Barriers in Cataract Care

Being uninsured and/or unemployed, having lower income, delaying medical care and needing but not being able to afford medical care within the past year were all notable.
March 27, 2023

Residual Stromal Bed Thickness Matters Most in Preserving Post-Op Corneal Stiffness

Study shows SMILE’s use of a 120µm cap yields greater decrease compared with LASIK.
March 23, 2023

Use OCT to Spot Macular Diseases in Asymptomatic Cataract Surgery Patients

Study shows that one in every eight people evaluated preoperatively could have a condition undetectable by indirect ophthalmoscopy alone.
March 13, 2023

Pre-existing Pain, Depression Influence Ocular Pain Post-Refractive Surgery

The use of anti-allergy medication also played a role.
February 23, 2023

Better Near Vision Achieved With Trifocal vs. EDOF IOLs

However, a lit review found post-op distance and intermediate visual acuity to be similar.
February 6, 2023

Can Cataract Surgery Induce Optic Neuropathy?

Though rare, it can occur, possibly due to negative perfusion pressure caused by elevated IOP. The fellow eye is also at risk, researchers say.
January 2, 2023