Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Vitamin D Supplementation May Not Protect Against Cataract

Researchers found this to be true in Australia; however, it’s unknown whether these findings translate to areas with a higher prevalence of deficiency.

Trifocal IOLs Best Multifocal Option for VA in Presbyopia, Study Says

However, this ranking doesn’t account for the potential financial burden of premium lenses.

Cataract Surgery Reduces HOAs

Scattering light due to lenticular opacity could contribute to photophobia more than the aberrations.

Research Identifies Main Risk Factors for Post-Cataract PCO

Included are the types of IOL used, female sex and younger age. Nearly half of all patients developed lens clouding within nine years.

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.

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.

Certain Air Pollutants Associated with Age-related Eye Disease

This systematic review found evidence that may link the incidence of cataract, AMD and glaucoma to exposure to harmful agents in the environment.

Short Patient Screening Tool Assesses Refractive Surgery Outcomes

The newly developed Vision Correction Questionnaire was found to be a reliable guide to postoperative emotional well-being.

LASIK Xtra Doesn’t Add Much

Safety was comparable to conventional LASIK and “super stability” was not found with the combo procedure. Post-op—rather than simultaneous—CXL may be of value, though.

Outdoor Time, Tanning Linked to Lower Cataract Surgery Risk

Those who spent longer in the sun and tanned more easily may have better outcomes.

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October 18, 2022

MORE INSIGHT: A Closer Look at the Latest AREDS2 Data
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Moderator: Paul M. Karpecki, OD, FAAO 
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