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Vanessa Caceres
Advances for refractive laser surgery aim to boost outcomes
Refractive laser platforms provide outstanding results, have reliable technology with excellent predictability and outcomes, and provide a broad range of applications. Better diagnostic imaging is possible with optical coherence tomography and Scheimpflug technology, and the advances of femtosecond lasers are moving into cataract surgery, said Michael Mrochen, PhD.
Corneal biomechanics may pave way for personalized refractive surgery
Developments in the field of corneal biomechanics will enable refractive surgeons to perform more precise surgery in the future.
Looking back—and ahead—at LASIK’s potential
Take-home message: LASIK has continued to improve over time and will see further refinements thanks to better preop testing and technological advances.
Taking a closer look at low-tension glaucoma risk factors, treatment guidelines
A reasonable goal for patients with low-tension glaucoma patients is an IOP that’s 30% below the untreated baseline. However, some patients will continue to progress and may require single-digit target IOP goals.
Study identifies parameters that help diagnose ectatic disease
Topometric and tomographic parameters helped researchers detect keratoconus in a study, but the integration of curvature and 3D analysis is needed to identify milder forms of ectatic corneal disease.
Ultra-thin DSAEK delivers better results than standard DSAEK
Ultrathin Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is associated with faster visual recovery and better visual acuity in a study compared ultrathin with standard DSAEK.
Idiopathic macular holes: When to perform vitrectomy
Retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists should identify full thickness macula holes and, generally, recommend a vitrectomy to close them and improve vision.
Using a contact lens to treat corneal edema after cataract surgery
A small study of using a new contact lens to treat corneal edema after cataract surgery reported positive results.
A closer look at riboflavin application for corneal collagen crosslinking
Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin works well but requires further exploration to identify the best approach for various types of patients.
Herpes simplex virus disease often misdiagnosed in children
Herpes simplex virus in children is often diagnosed late or misdiagnosed, and children can experience visual loss due to complications or amblyopia.

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