Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Adverse Events Low in Refractive Surgery

Most patients are satisfied with the vision-correcting procedures.
11/01/2019

Simultaneous Procedures Improve Ectasia

Combining corneal rings or PRK with CXL can treat keratoconus, pellucid and post-LASIK ectasia.
10/04/2019

Data Confirms Post-op Dry Eye Risk Factors

Older age, female sex and lower pre-op refractive error are associated with an increased risk.
10/01/2019

Adverse Events Rare After Refractive Lens Exchange

Only 6% of patients had issues and most were due to posterior capsular opacification.
09/25/2019

LASIK Double-edged for Dry Eye Outcomes

Among other refractive surgeries, it reduces TBUT significantly but also tear production.
09/09/2019

Think SMILE for High Myopes

Small-incision surgery had better visual outcomes and stability than FS-LASIK.
09/05/2019

SMILE Preserves Corneal Strength

The small-incision procedure did better than LASIK in Canadian study.
08/21/2019

Systemic Meds May Cause Cataracts

A Singapore-based study found four drugs, including insulin, posed a risk.
07/19/2019

Cataract Surgery Follow-up No-shows Identified

Smoking, age—both high and low—and travel time are among the top factors.
06/27/2019

New Scoring System Predicts Refractive Outcomes Post-op

The tool may be useful for pre-op counseling to help set patient expectations.
06/27/2019

Upcoming Events

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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2019 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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