Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Corneal Nerve Damage Less with SMILE than LASIK

These patients exhibited a better recovery several months post-op.
04/25/2022

Ring Me Up

The IC-8 IOL creates a permanent pinhole effect, improving the prospects for a monovision approach.
04/15/2022

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.
04/13/2022

Epithelial Maps Can Alter Refractive Surgery Evaluations

While subjective, incorporating these results from OCT imaging of the cornea may impact candidacy and screening.
03/11/2022

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.
03/03/2022

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.
02/22/2022

Blue-blocking IOLs Don’t Cause Insomnia

This study was one of the first to document the absence of such complications.
02/11/2022

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.
01/12/2022

Toric IOLs Edge Past FSAK in Moderate Astigmatism Correction

The laser procedure still proved safe and effective three months after cataract surgery.
12/30/2021

Real-World Performance of Newer Intraocular Lenses

A perspective on five recent additions and how to recommend them to your patients based on their expectations and visual requirements.
12/15/2021

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2022

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Carolyn Majcher, OD, FAAO, FORS, and Jonathan Jonisch, MD
7:00–8:00pm EST

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June 10-11, 2022

Intrepid Presents: Innovations and Implementations in Practice
Location: Renaissance Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Nathan Lighthizer, OD, FAAO and John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA
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June 16, 2022

Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients with Diabetic Retinal Disease
Location: The Palm Chicago
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher Dhoot, MD
7:30–8:30pm CST

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