Ophthalmologists know from large studies that the major driving factor for patient satisfaction is having a good postoperative refractive outcome. "That is especially so for patients receiving multifocal IOLs, toric lenses, or having clear lens exchange," said Oliver Findl, MD, MBA.
Results of the EAGLE study support clear-lens extraction as initial intervention for eyes with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) or primary-angle closure (PAC) and high IOP, said David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, at the 2018 ASCRS Glaucoma Day.
In eyes with keratoconus undergoing CXL, topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) provides superior refractive and functional outcomes compared with transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (TE-PTK). Yet, there remains a role for PTK, said Simon P. Holland, MD.
Delivering the Steinert Lecture during the ASCRS Refractive Day, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, provided his thoughts on the current and forthcoming state of laser refractive surgery.
Usually the reserve of millennials, one surgeon finds that Instagram can help make connections in clinical settings.
Small pupils usually travel in clusters with other surgical challenges. Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS, explains how surgeons may better manage small pupils during phacoemulsification by employing all tools and techniques available to them.
The combined clinical use of pattern electroretinography for the detection of early glaucoma indicators and selective laser trabeculoplasty for intervention may help realise the potential of early detection and treatment.
The second-generation Malyugin ring is a versatile pupil expansion ring with high efficacy in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Professor Boris Malyugin notes its advantages, having used it on a variety of classically difficult eyes and in complicated surgical cases.
In a well-matched sample group, patients with higher levels of postoperative astigmatism reported a greater improvement in quality of life and a greater rate of willingness to have the procedure again if they received an Extended Depth of Focus IOL compared to patients receiving a low-add, multifocal IOL, despite similar postoperative clinical and patient reported performance.
Professor Gerd U. Auffarth and collegues have found that ophthalmic viscoelastic devices that combine both dispersive and cohesive properties, so that they can be used in sequence and at the appropriate phases of cataract surgery, can result in decreased complications, low adverse events, improved visibility and good space management.