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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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

Same-Day Cataract Surgery Safe in Large Study

Europe is embracing ISBCS, given the approach’s efficiency in fulfilling demand. A Finnish study recorded no cases of endophthalmitis in over 13,000 procedures.
January 2, 2023

SMILE, LASIK Have Similar Efficacy for Astigmatism Correction

However, a recent meta-analysis found that the former showed a greater undercorrection and more residual astigmatism.
November 23, 2022

Corneal Nerve Damage from LASIK Can Impair Immune Response

Be mindful of neurogenic inflammation risk in postsurgical patients, who may exhibit pain without stain, researchers say.
October 21, 2022

Severe Ptosis Correction May Impact IOL Power Calculations

Droopy eyelids were associated with a lower lens power due to keratometry changes.
October 10, 2022

Vitamin D Supplementation May Not Protect Against Cataract

Researchers found this to be true in Australia; however, it’s unknown whether these findings translate to areas with a higher prevalence of deficiency.
September 29, 2022