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Ophthalmology Times Staff Reports
Subjective measures help match IOL, patient
It is not always easy to fit the right IOL to the right patient to correct presbyopia. It is not that approved lenses do not work as expected, according to Richard Chu, DO, medical director, Chu Eye Associates, Fort Worth, TX, but that each lens has slightly different optical characteristics. Not every lens is right for every patient.
Broad inclusion criteria for femtosecond
New data suggest that it may be time to stop worrying about broad inclusion criteria when evaluating patients with cataracts for potential femtosecond laser surgery. A retrospective review of more than 800 consecutive cases found that the technology provides high precision in the treatment of challenging cases with broad inclusion criteria, said H. Burkhard Dick, MD.
Consider cataract surgery for glaucoma intervention
Although cataract surgery is already the most-used intervention for glaucoma, a growing number of glaucoma specialists want to see timely glaucoma surgery accepted and reimbursed as an appropriate intervention for the long-term management of glaucoma, said Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, professor and chief of the Glaucoma Service at Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
Phaco advancements cut surgical time
Physicians who wonder if they should make the investment in a new model of surgical system they currently use and like, the answer could be yes. Data presented by Barry Schechter, MD, showed a 22% time savings in uncomplicated cataract procedures with new equipment.
Intraoperative aberrometry guides IOL choice
New clinical data suggest that an improved intraoperative aberrometer can help improve clinical outcomes for patients who receive an aspheric, hydrophobic IOL, said Dee Stephenson, MD, of Stephenson Eye Associates in Venice, FL.


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