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.
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Spotlight Interview: Deepinder Dhaliwal
It was a pleasure to speak with our esteemed Editorial Board Member, Dr Deepinder Dhaliwal (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA) about her career, research interests and mentors. She also gave us her valuable insight into the biggest developments and challenges in ophthalmology today, and how she sees the field developing in the […]
Perfecting Laser Treatment for Regular and Irregular Astigmatism
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2022;16(2):50–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2022.16.2.50
Excess corneal astigmatism can cause visual aberrations, resulting in symptoms of glare, starbursts and halos. Astigmatism has long been difficult to correct with refractive laser surgery. The challenge has been to maximally reduce both corneal and refractive astigmatism while ensuring that any remaining corneal astigmatism is regular, symmetrical and orthogonal, with a typical ‘bow-tie’ topography.1 However, […]
Gregory Parkhurst, AAO 2022: Advice for transitioning to implantable collamer lens
In this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview about his AAO 2022 presentation, Dr Gregory Parkhurst (Parkhurst NuVision, San Antonio, TX, US) talked to about the best practices for helping patients when they considering implantable collamer lens and provides some insightful suggestion to consulting physicians. ‘I Can’t Have LASIK … Now What? Transitioning to ICL surgery’ was presented at […]
Gregory Parkhurst, AAO 2022: I can’t have LASIK … Now what? Transitioning to implantable collamer lens
In this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview, Dr Gregory Parkhurst (Parkhurst NuVision, San Antonio, TX, US) discusses his AAO 2022 presentation about transitioning patients from LASIK eye surgery to implantable collamer lens. ‘I Can’t Have LASIK … Now What? Transitioning to ICL’ was presented at the annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting, 30 September – 3 October […]
Manuel Vidal Sanz, European Association for Vision and Eye Research: Presidential Update 2022 Part 2
The European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) is the leading ophthalmological research association in Europe, which covers all areas of ophthalmology and the visual sciences. One of the main activities of EVER is the organizing of a high-quality research meeting every year at a location chosen for its access and congress facilities. EVER […]
Manuel Vidal Sanz, European Association for Vision and Eye Research: Presidential Update 2022 Part 1
The European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) is the leading ophthalmological research association in Europe, which covers all areas of ophthalmology and the visual sciences. One of the main activities of EVER is the organizing of a high quality research meeting every year at a location chosen for its access and congress facilities. […]
Suphi Taneri, ASCRS 2022: Results of thin-cap small-incision lenticule extraction
Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a laser refractive surgery that has become increasingly popular for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. SMILE has been associated with similar safety, efficacy, and predictability outcomes as laser in situ keratomileuses, with the advantages of increased patient satisfaction and decreased postoperative dry eye. The aims, design and findings […]
Kjell Gunnar Gundersen, ESCRS Winter 2022: Simulated Mini-monovision Using a Non-diffractive Extended Vision Intraocular Lens
touchOPHTHALMOLOGY had the pleasure of meeting with Dr Kjell Gunnar Gundersen (IFocus Eye Clinic AS, Haugesund, Norway). Dr Gundersen discusses his presentation at the ESCRS Winter 2022 conference on his systematic study on binocular defocus curves. Questions: Please can you briefly describe the key features of a non-diffractive extended vision intraocular lens (IOL) […]
Foreword: touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology, Volume 15, Issue 1, 2021
Welcome to volume 15, issue 1 of touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology, formerly US Ophthalmic Review. The decision to change the title of the journal has been taken after a great year for touchOPHTHALMOLOGY, and we feel that in an increasingly global research community, submissions were being limited by an assumed primary reach to one regional audience. […]
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