We caught up with Dr Noel Alpins at ESCRS 2018 to discuss astigmatism surgery. In this first video he discusses the advantages and disadvantages of wearing spectacles or glasses, and how these disadvantages can be overcome with astigmatism laser surgery. He also describes which patients would be suitable for the surgery.
1. Which treatment options are available for astigmatism? Are spectacles enough to correct vision, or are other treatments such as surgery sometimes needed? (0:08)
2. How do you identify patients most suitable for astigmatism surgery, as well as patients with astigmatism for which surgery is not recommended? (1:40)
1. Which are the main challenges and pitfalls associated with astigmatism surgery? Are they avoidable and predictable? (0:08)
2. What further studies are planned to help overcome these challenges? (1:03)
Speaker disclosures: Dr Noel Alpins would like to disclose his association with ASSORT Surgical Management Systems.
Filmed at the 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Vienna, Austria, 22–26 September 2018
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