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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Wavefront-guided LASIK Outcomes Top SMILE

The former resulted in better visual acuity at all post-op visits, study finds.
November 19, 2021

Osmolarity Spots Refractive Surgery Patients at Risk for DED

A small but appreciable cohort of patients diagnosed with tear hyperosmolarity at presentation represent a risk for suboptimal refractive outcomes without treatment.
October 7, 2021

OCT Most Accurate to Measure Corneal Astigmatism

Study shows this imaging technique achieved higher precision than topography and biometry in post-refractive patients.
August 6, 2021

Most Cataract/Refractive Surgery Patients Have Normal Osmolarity

However, OSDI scores were higher in post-op patients, study finds.
May 11, 2021

Nerve Growth Factor Promotes Post-LASIK Success

In rabbit models, it repaired corneal damage and improved dry eye symptoms.
February 26, 2021

SMILE Outcomes Worse in Older Patients

Those over 40 had poorer astigmatic results with a tendency toward undercorrection, research shows.
January 21, 2021

Pain Sensitivity Predicts Post-LASIK Dry Eye

Other pre-op metrics, such as blood pressure, also correlated with post-op symptoms.
November 6, 2020

SMILE, ICLs Both Help Correct High Myopia

However, lenticule extraction was linked to more unsatisfactory post-op visual outcomes.
June 8, 2020

Refractive Surgery Safe for Some Autoimmune Patients

Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus showed favorable outcomes.
May 28, 2020

Ocular Surface Homeostasis Still Off Months Post-op

Many clinical variables recovered, but not everything bounced back in six months.
February 27, 2020