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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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

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.
October 19, 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

Trifocal IOLs Best Multifocal Option for VA in Presbyopia, Study Says

However, this ranking doesn’t account for the potential financial burden of premium lenses.
September 27, 2022

Cataract Surgery Reduces HOAs

Scattering light due to lenticular opacity could contribute to photophobia more than the aberrations.
September 20, 2022

Research Identifies Main Risk Factors for Post-Cataract PCO

Included are the types of IOL used, female sex and younger age. Nearly half of all patients developed lens clouding within nine years.
August 30, 2022

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.
August 25, 2022

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.
August 24, 2022