An Introduction to Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures globally, and the numerous advances over recent years have helped to improve patient outcomes. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) introduced surgeons to a new non-invasive technique with high reproducibility compared with conventional procedures. Innovations in IOL technology, including most recently the introduction of extended depth of focus lenses and accommodating IOLs, offer more options for patients and better refractive outcomes along with shorter recovery times.
Browse the content below, to see leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub. You can also view the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journals. If you’re looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
Cataract Surgery Content
Pearls for Addressing Brunescent Cataracts
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):14–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.14
Brunescent, or brown, cataracts are found in advanced cataracts and can cause decreased visual acuity, with poor contrast and color discrimination, especially at the blue end of the visible light spectrum.1 They are particularly challenging to treat due to the increased nuclear density, and surgery is associated with a higher rate of complications compared with other […]
Clear Lens Extraction in Primary Angle-Closure Disease—Pros and Cons
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):23–9 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.23
Recently, new surgical modalities for management of primary angle-closure disease (PACD) have been proposed; the most controversial of which being clear lens extraction (CLE). The Effectiveness in Angle-closure Glaucoma of Lens Extraction (EAGLE) and other studies recommend CLE as the primary procedure of choice to manage eyes with PACD.1–5 However, the rationale for CLE without resorting […]
Hot Topics – What new intraocular lens technology is being used in 2020?
Cynthia Matossian gives an overview of the new intraocular lens technology, including a trifocal implant and enhanced extended depth of focus (EDOF) implants. These products mean that patients undergoing cataract surgery are able to be less dependent on glasses post-surgery.
Noncompliance with Prescribed Eyedrop Regimens Among Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery—Prevalence, Consequences, and Solutions
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):18–22 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.18
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness worldwide and accounts for half of all visual impairment in the USA.1 Contributing risk factors are older age, smoking, alcohol use, sunlight exposure, and diabetes.1 Cataract affects more than 24 million Americans; that number is expected to reach 50 million by the year 2050.1 More than 3.6 million cataract surgeries are […]
How do we improve the standard of care in cataract surgery?
Watch a panel of internationally renowned experts in ophthalmology discuss important advances in the management of cataract with intraocular lens implantation.
- Discuss the current intraocular lens (IOL) technologies available for cataract patients
- Recognize the need to carefully select patients for IOL and understand the need to manage patient expectations
- Evaluate the existing data supporting the different IOL technologies in order to make an informed decision for their cataract patients
Imaging in Cataract Surgery
European Ophthalmic Review. 2019;13(2):71–5
Image-guided Femtosecond Laser Capsular Marks for Toric Intraocular Lens Alignment—The Refractive Capsulorhexis
US Ophthalmic Review. 2019;12(2)60–4
Approximately 50% of the population aged ≥60 years exhibit >1.0 diopter (D) of corneal astigmatism,1 and 15–29% have >1.5 D.2 If their astigmatism is not corrected at the time of cataract surgery, these patients will require spectacle correction postoperatively. Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) have been developed to help these patients achieve postoperative spectacle independence. In order to […]
Call for Submissions 2020
US Ophthalmic Review, 2019;12(2):55
I am delighted to welcome you to the Fall edition of US Ophthalmic Review, packed full of topical articles that we hope you find useful and relevant to your day-to-day clinical practice. We would like to take the opportunity to invite colleagues in the field to contribute to our Spring 2020 edition. The journal accepts review articles, […]
Liz Tomlin, ESCRS 2019 – Updates from ESONT
Liz Tomlin (Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK) tells us all about ESONT and their role within ESCRS. She also gives her key take-home messages from the ESONT symposium from this year’s meeting. Questions: 1. Could you explain ESONT and how it fits into ESCRS? (0:04) 2. How does ESONT help professionals? […]
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