Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Simultaneous Procedures Improve Ectasia

Combining corneal rings or PRK with CXL can treat keratoconus, pellucid and post-LASIK ectasia.

Data Confirms Post-op Dry Eye Risk Factors

Older age, female sex and lower pre-op refractive error are associated with an increased risk.

Adverse Events Rare After Refractive Lens Exchange

Only 6% of patients had issues and most were due to posterior capsular opacification.

LASIK Double-edged for Dry Eye Outcomes

Among other refractive surgeries, it reduces TBUT significantly but also tear production.

Think SMILE for High Myopes

Small-incision surgery had better visual outcomes and stability than FS-LASIK.

SMILE Preserves Corneal Strength

The small-incision procedure did better than LASIK in Canadian study.

Systemic Meds May Cause Cataracts

A Singapore-based study found four drugs, including insulin, posed a risk.

Cataract Surgery Follow-up No-shows Identified

Smoking, age—both high and low—and travel time are among the top factors.

New Scoring System Predicts Refractive Outcomes Post-op

The tool may be useful for pre-op counseling to help set patient expectations.

Cataract Surgery a No-go for Eyes With Herpes Keratitis

The procedure increases the risk for complications and disease recurrence.

Upcoming Events

November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits 

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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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