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Postoperative LASIK Ectasia Exhibits Distinct Pattern

Using higher-order aberration maps, researchers identified inferior paracentral “hot spots” as identifiable characteristics of this surgical complication.
January 15, 2024

DMEK Shows Good Visual Acuity Gains in Uncomplicated Eyes

Most achieved 20/32 vision by one year post-op in a recent study. Transplant failure and rejection rate were also low.
October 6, 2022

The Case Against Optometry: How Detractors Argue Glaucoma Surgery is for MDs

In a position paper, the AGS cites reasons including “insufficient” training and a lack of evidence to support that scope expansion improves eyecare access.
October 5, 2022

California Passes Historic Bill Allowing Optometric Surgery

The state’s nearly 7,000 ODs will soon have the opportunity to pursue laser procedures, lesion removal, several types of injections and corneal crosslinking.
September 1, 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

Post-op Visual Outcomes Dependent on RRD Repair Times

Macula-off cases should be operated on within three days, while macula-on procedures are most effective within the first 24 hours.
August 8, 2022

POAG Patients with High Polygenic Risk Receive Trab Sooner

Findings from a recent study highlight the strong association between family history of glaucoma and earlier surgical intervention.
July 15, 2022

Online Survey Yields RCE Patient Profile

Respondents—primarily Caucasian females—reported pain upon awakening, most often treated with hypertonic ointment. Debridement was somewhat uncommon.
May 13, 2022

Updated Benchmarks For PDR Complications, Visual Outcomes

Techniques that have modernized since the 2000s have improved patient results.
March 29, 2022

Non-ophthalmologists Can Perform YAG Capsulotomies, Too

This study found no change in outcome or complication rate when the operator was an advanced nurse practitioner.
March 3, 2022