Cataract and Refractive Surgery

SMILE Not Found Superior to LASIK in Corneal Biomechanics

Study shows no major differences in corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor three months after surgery.

Refractive Surgery After Corneal Transplant Safe, Effective

A new systematic review shows a low rate of BCVA loss and nearly half of all cases achieving 20/40 or better uncorrected acuity.

FLACS No Match for Conventional Cataract Surgery in Cost-Effectiveness

Researchers argue against insurance reimbursement for the procedure, given the marginal added value relative to cost.

Social Factors Linked to Access Barriers in Cataract Care

Being uninsured and/or unemployed, having lower income, delaying medical care and needing but not being able to afford medical care within the past year were all notable.

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.

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.

Pre-existing Pain, Depression Influence Ocular Pain Post-Refractive Surgery

The use of anti-allergy medication also played a role.

Better Near Vision Achieved With Trifocal vs. EDOF IOLs

However, a lit review found post-op distance and intermediate visual acuity to be similar.

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.

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.

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October 3, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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October 5, 2023

Addressing a Major Gap in the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease
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Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
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