Cataract and Refractive Surgery

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.

How to Wrangle a Wayward IOL?

They can be relocated or replaced—both methods work fine, a study shows.

Hemifacial Spasm Tied to Anterior Corneal Surface Changes

Stromal thickness was thinner in eyes of affected patients.

Avoid Diplopia-related Problems in Surgical Patients

Thorough pre-op binocular assessments can improve refractive and cataract outcomes.

Bandage Lenses Validated as Post-LASIK Treatment

Patients felt less discomfort and experienced reduced intense wound healing response.

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Common in Patients Seeking LASIK

Check for this pathology before referring for refractive surgery, researchers suggest.

Think Femtosecond Laser for Astigmatism

It may not be a blockbuster success for cataract surgery, but it shines in corneal reshaping.

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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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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