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.
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Cataract Surgery Content
Liliana Werner, ASCRS 2021: The Femtosecond Laser Intraocular Lens Power Adjustment System
We were delighted to speak with Liliana Werner (John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) about preclinical and clinical evidence supporting the use of the femtosecond laser intraocular lens power adjustment system, safety findings to date and the advantages of this technology over existing technologies. Questions: What preclinical and […]
Liliana Werner, ASCRS 2021: Intraocular Lens Power Adjustment
It was a huge pleasure to speak with Liliana Werner (John A Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) about intraocular lens power adjustment, focusing on the femtosecond laser intraocular lens power adjustment system and its capabilities. Questions Why do we need to adjust the power of an intraocular lens (IOL) […]
David Chang, ASCRS 2021: Antibiotic Prophylaxis – Results from the 2021 ASCRS Member Survey
We were delighted to speak with our valued Editorial Board member, David Chang (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA), about the results of the 2021 ASCRS Member Survey on Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Questions In the 2021 ASCRS survey, what percentage of cataract surgeons were using intracameral (IC) antibiotic prophylaxis? (00:12) Which antibiotics were used? (01:02) […]
David Chang, ASCRS 2021: Bilateral Cataract Surgery – Benefits and Risks, Patient Selection and Minimizing Complications
It was a pleasure to catch up with our valued Editorial Board member, David Chang (University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA), who shared his views on the benefits and risks of bilateral cataract surgery, evidence supporting the use of immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery, as well as his views on factors to be considered […]
Mitchell P Weikert, ASCRS 2021: Managing Expectations for Post-refractive Cataract Surgery Patients
We were delighted to catch up with Dr Mitchell P Weikert (Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA), who shared his insights on managing expectations in cataract surgery patients who have previously undergone laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis procedures, and tips on optimizing outcomes in these patients. Questions How do you manage expectations […]
Mitchell P Weikert, ASCRS 2021: Cataract Surgery on the Post-refractive Eye
It was a pleasure to interview Dr Mitchell P Weikert (Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA) about the challenges of cataract surgery in patients who have previously undergone laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis procedures and his recommendation for lenses for post-refractive eyes. Questions What are the challenges of cataract surgery in patients […]
Current Challenges in the Postoperative Management of Cataract Surgery
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):15–17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.18
Cataract interventions are among the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide, in developed or developing countries.1 In 2015, approximately 3.6 million cataract interventions were performed in the United States.2 In the next few years, age-related diseases are likely to rise in many nations with increasing life expectancy, and cataracts will become more common. Cataract surgery […]
Five Pearls for Long Eyes
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021; 15(1):2–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.2
Primary myopia is a refraction anomaly of a non-accommodated eye with a spherical equivalent of -0.5 dioptres (D) or lower, often caused by an elongation of the visual axis.1 While visual axis length often varies between individuals and populations, a ‘long eye’ is often defined by an axial length greater than 24.5 mm.2 The aberrant anatomy of […]
What New Lens Technologies Are on the Horizon?
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):6–8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.6
Cataract surgery has undergone a significant transformation in the last 70 years, becoming a safer and more reliable treatment with better visual outcomes. An important part of this transformation has been the advent of new intraocular lens (IOL) technologies, starting with the first IOL made of polymethyl methacrylate and implanted by Sir Harold Ridley in […]
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