An Introduction to Refractive Surgery
The concept of laser vision correction surgery has been around since the early 1990s, and advancing technologies have made the procedure safer and more effective. The introduction of femtosecond lasers has made the procedure safe and more precise, while imaging technologies have allowed customized maps of the cornea, to reduce higher-order aberrations that cause adverse effects such as glare and halos.
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.
Refractive Surgery Content
How are novel IOL technologies increasing the range of vision after cataract surgery?
Watch leading expert Dr John Hovanesian discuss advances in intraocular lens (IOL) technologies and how novel IOLs help meet the needs and preferences of individual patients after cataract surgery.
- Understand the rationale for novel intraocular lens (IOL) technologies designed to meet patients’ visual needs (near, intermediate and distant)
- Discuss the differentiating features of novel IOL technologies and implications for patient satisfaction
- Review the available evidence for novel IOL technologies and how this translates to IOL selection in clinical practice
Deepinder K Dhaliwal, AAO 2020 – Myopia Options in a 50-year-old Myope
We were delighted to speak with Deepinder K Dhaliwal (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) about her refractive surgery panel at AAO 2020, discussing a case of a 50-year-old -8.00D myope, and the issues and recommendations for treatment. Questions Could you give us a brief overview of the case; who were the […]
Complications of LASIK – Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):14–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.14
Surgical techniques for the correction of refractive errors include laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and surface treatments, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (TransPRK) and laser epithelial keratomileusis. These have become routine and reliable procedures with extremely high patient satisfaction rates;1 with safety, night vision and ocular comfort scores that rival or beat contact lenses.2 However, like […]
Dan Z Reinstein, ESCRS 2020 – Lenticule Extraction or Implantation for Hyperopia
Prof. Dan Z Reinstein (London Vision Clinic, London, UK) talked us through his presentation at ESCRS on lenticule extraction or implantation for hyperopia: what will be the future? Questions Could you briefly introduce yourself and the topic you are presenting? (00:07) Could you tell us a little about the history of lenticule extraction and implantation? […]
Noel Alpins, ESCRS 2020 – Treatment of Astigmatism Using Vector Planning Paradigm
It was a pleasure to catch up with Prof. Noel Alpins (Department of Ophthalmology, Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia), as he discussed the major challenges of refractive surgery in the treatment of astigmatism, and the evidence for the use of Vector Planning in clinical practice. Questions What are the major challenges of refractive surgery in the […]
Iben Bach Damgaard, ESCRS 2020 – Intrastromal Lenticule Rotation for Mixed Astigmatism
Prof. Iben Bach Damgaard (Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark) kindly spoke to us about her ESCRS presentation on intrastromal lenticule rotation for mixed astigmatism. Questions What are the limitations of current approaches in the treatment of mixed astigmatism? (00:08) Could you give us a brief overview of intrastromal lenticule rotation? (00:44) What are the challenges […]
Cornelis Verdoorn, ESCRS 2020 – Corneal Inlay
We spoke with Cornelis Verdoorn (Lasik Centrum Eye Clinic, Boxtel, the Netherlands) about his presentation at ESCRS 2020, on corneal inlays for the treatment of presbyopia. Questions Could you give us an overview of the use of corneal inlays to treat presbyopia? (00:39) Why has there not yet been widespread market adoption of corneal inlays? […]
Part 2: Matteo Piovella, WOC 2020 – Pinhole Intraocular Lens to Correct Presbyopia and Astigmatism
Matteo Piovella (Italian Society of Ophthalmology, Roma, Italy) discusses the practical benefits the IC-8 small aperture intraocular lens and its mechanism of action, and the major findings of his study, which were presented at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2020. 1. What are the practical benefits of the IC-8 compared with other commercially available IOLs? (0:05) […]
Part 1: Matteo Piovella, WOC 2020 – Pinhole Intraocular Lens to Correct Presbyopia and Astigmatism
Matteo Piovella (Italian Society of Ophthalmology, Roma, Italy) gives an overview of the IC-8 small aperture intraocular lens and its mechanism of action. 1. Please could you give us a brief overview of the design of the IC-8 small aperture intraocular lens (IOL) and its mechanism of action? (0:04) Disclosures: Matteo Piovella has no financial […]
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