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Lynda Charters
Ocular surface contributes to IOL surgery outcomes
The preoperative condition of the ocular surface affects outcomes after implantation of IOLs in patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Treatment for presbyopia uses asphericity
A new aspheric treatment for presbyopia, P-curve, considers both the total Q value and the corneal asphericity among other parameters to induce the negative spherical aberration that is lost with aging.
Capsular tension ring complication poses long-term risk
Patients with severe or progressive zonulopathy are at risk for late postoperative subluxation or dislocation of a capsular tension ring-IOL-capsular bag complex, which occurred about 6 years after implantation.
Tissue treats graft failure
Grafting a thicker amniotic membrane onto the ocular surface may be a promising solution for patients who experience graft failure or require ocular surface reconstruction after penetrating keratoplasty.
Review of phaco technology
In a retrospective chart review that compared three of the most current phacoemulsification technologies for their performance and outcomes during cataract surgery and day 1 after surgery, the Infiniti OZIL-IP outperformed the WhiteStar Signature Ellipsis-FX and the Stellaris System with respect to less phaco needle time, increased followability and stability, less chatter, and less change in corneal pachymetry after surgery that resulted in better day 1 visual outcomes.
Surgical simulator tool stimulates surgery
An ophthalmic surgical simulator improved residents' operating room performance during phacoemulsification and improved patient outcomes.
Test screens for matrix metalloproteinase-9
Use of a test to detect the presence of matrix metalloproteinase 9 may be an inexpensive, simple, practical, and reliable method for detecting ocular surface disease before refractive surgery.
Optimal keratoplasty aids near vision
Optimal keratoplasty, a new form of laser keratoplasty to treat presbyopia, seems to be safe and effective for improving near visual acuity and maintaining or improving distance visual acuity in eyes with emmetropic presbyopia.
Steroid controls graft effects
Difluprednate ophthalmoic emulsion 0.05% may be preferable to other topical steroids for pediatric patients who undergo corneal transplants.
Procedure treats post-RK vision
A new treatment - corneal wavefront-guided PRK with adjunctive mitomycin C for treatment of hyperopia after radial keratotomy - is emerging.


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