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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

LASIK Xtra Doesn’t Add Much

Safety was comparable to conventional LASIK and “super stability” was not found with the combo procedure. Post-op—rather than simultaneous—CXL may be of value, though.
July 1, 2022

Outdoor Time, Tanning Linked to Lower Cataract Surgery Risk

Those who spent longer in the sun and tanned more easily may have better outcomes.
June 20, 2022

Corneal Nerve Damage Less with SMILE than LASIK

These patients exhibited a better recovery several months post-op.
April 25, 2022

Angle Kappa May Affect Diagnostic Accuracy in Refractive Surgery Patients

Using a best-fit toric ellipse map or performing ancillary testing may help to exclude ectasia in those with larger measurements.
April 13, 2022

Epithelial Maps Can Alter Refractive Surgery Evaluations

While subjective, incorporating these results from OCT imaging of the cornea may impact candidacy and screening.
March 11, 2022

SMILE + CXL Only Helpful in Isolated Cases

Crosslinking might help if ectasia risk is high; otherwise, the second procedure didn’t confer much added stability.
March 3, 2022

RLE Effective but Enhancement May be Necessary

A recent study found 16.5% of eyes needed a touch-up procedure after choosing to get a trifocal IOL implant.
February 22, 2022

Blue-blocking IOLs Don’t Cause Insomnia

This study was one of the first to document the absence of such complications.
February 11, 2022

SMILE Nets Good Marks for Image Quality in Myopia Correction

FS-LASIK and PRK resulted in more multifocal optics in the eye and produced small but significant shifts in best focus and expanded depth of focus.
January 12, 2022

Toric IOLs Edge Past FSAK in Moderate Astigmatism Correction

The laser procedure still proved safe and effective three months after cataract surgery.
December 30, 2021