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Lynda Charters
Examining the impact of poor vision in a hospital setting
Understanding the magnitude of patients with poor vision in a hospital setting is crucial in developing interventions that potentially limit vision-related morbidity, such as falls, said Jeffrey R. Willis, MD, PhD.
Accommodating IOL: 2 years follow-up
The Synchrony dual-optic accommodative intraocular lens (Abbott Medical Optics) seems to be clinically safe and effective after 2 years of follow-up. The visual function at intermediate and far improved rapidly postoperatively. Half of patients require a +1 D prescription for near vision.
How new methodology improves accuracy for IOL power selection
A new method being developed to improve the accuracy of IOL power calculations for cataract surgery uses pattern recognition as its basis.
Intracameral antibiotics a must to avoid infection post-cataract surgery
The creation of a sufficiently long-internal incision as well as stromal hydration and a moderate final IOP are effective steps to reduce fluid ingress—and lower risk of infection—into the eye following cataract surgery, according to Neal Shorstein, MD.
Why immunomodulation is the next logical step in glaucoma control
Research in glaucoma that evaluates the molecular interactions between resident and systemic immune cells and neurons is progressing with the goal of providing translational applications for immunomodulation as a neuroprotective strategy in patients with glaucoma, said Gülgün Tezel, MD.
Two-stage, well-tolerated procedure for inlay ensures refractive stability
The optimal time of implantation of a corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) to correct presbyopia in ametropic presbyopic patients seems to be 1 week after traditional LASIK in a planned two-stage KAMRA procedure.
MIGS study: Role of two stents for IOP
Implantation of two stents (iStent, Glaukos) may be another option for controlling IOP in phakic and pseudophakic patients with open-angle glaucoma who are refractory to one anti-glaucoma medication.
Near, intermediate vision with inlay maintained over the long-term
A corneal inlay improves near and intermediate vision with minimal compromise in distance acuity. Results are maintained over the long-term.
SLT effective part of glaucoma care strategy in developing countries
Selective laser trabeculoplasty provided a majority of Afro-Caribbean patients with a mean IOP reduction of 40% with no need for medical therapy.
Why balanced tip increases phaco with less energy
A new surgical advance—the Intrepid Balanced phacotips designed specifically for microcoaxial torsional ultrasound—has been found to have a significantly increased emulsification effect and markedly reduced shaft action compared with the traditional Kelman flared and mini-tips, said Khiun Tjia, MD.

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