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.
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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 […]
John Hovanesian: ASCRS 2020 – Intraocular Lenses – Current Options, Challenges and the Future
John Hovanesian (Harvard Eye Associates, Laguna Hills, CA, USA) discusses challenges in the intraocular lens (IOL) market, some of the exciting IOLs to have emerged recently, and his thoughts on choosing the best option for patients and the responsibility of the ophthalmic surgen. 1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and give us an overview of […]
Dan Reinstein, ESCRS 2019 – Starting ReLEx SMILE by capitalising on everything we already know
Dan Reinstein talks about his vast experience with SMILE and the options for retreatment after SMILE. Support: No funding was received in the production of this video.
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? […]
David Smadja, ESCRS 2019 – Nanoparticles in drug delivery
We met with David Smadja (Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel) to talk about the challenges of nanoparticle design and the challenges in drug delivery at ESCRS 2019. Questions: 1. What are the limitations of current methods of ocular drug delivery? (0:04) 2. What challenges that have to be overcome with nanoparticles in order to […]
Noel Alpins, ESCRS 2019 – PROWL LASIK Suprises
We were delighted to meet up with Noel Alpins (NewVision Clinic, Victoria, Australia) again to hear about the PROWL-1 and PROWL-2 studies, and reports the patients most likely to benefit from LASIK vector planning. Questions: 1. What were the aims of the PROWL-1 and PROWL-2 studies? (0:04) 2. What were the incidences of glare, starburst […]
Preoperative Assessment for Risk Management in Corneal Refractive Surgery
European Ophthalmic Review. 2019;13(1):17–8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EO R.2019.13.1.17
Corneal refractive surgery is a common choice for reducing the dependence of vision correction by glasses or contact lenses. However, as with any form of surgery or medical treatments, there is an inherent risk of complications. These risks, and their subsequent management, can vary widely depending on which technique is employed and the preoperative assessment.1,2 In […]
John Ladas, ESCRS 2019 – AI approach to IOL power calculation
John Ladas (Maryland Eye Consultants) talks about the challenges and recent studies on an artificial intelligence approach to IOL power calculations at ESCRS 2019. Questions: 1. What are the limitations of current methods of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation? 2. Could you tell us a little about the artificial intelligence (AI) approach to IOL power […]
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