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Pre-operative measurements important in IOL decision-makingSurgeons work hard to get happy patients, and satisfied patients spread the word and refer their friends. They don't need extra post-op visits, and can return yearly to see their referring doctor. Selecting the best presbyopia-correcting IOL for a patient is critical and depends on methodical, preoperative decision-making.
Intraop wavefront aberrometry may enhance results in toric IOL surgeryFindings of a study determining the prediction error in the magnitude of residual astigmatism after cataract surgery with a toric intraocular lens (IOL) suggest that use of intraoperative wavefront aberrometry for toric power selection could enhance the refractive outcome in a large subset of eyes.
Intracameral antibiotics are a win for cataract surgery prophylaxisIntracameral antibiotics used for prophylaxis are a preferred approach during cataract surgery.
Transzonular approach to antibiotic delivery during cataract surgery is preferableConcerns over the ocular surface, compliance, cost, and patient callbacks are lessened when surgeons take a transzonular approach to medication delivery during cataract surgery.
How pattern, flicker ERG can impact cataract treatment decisionsRetinal issues can impact cataract surgery outcomes, especially for those with multifocal or other premium lenses. While multifocal lenses may allow the patient to see more clearly across a range of distances, they may also decrease the amount of light that reaches the retina, exacerbating any issues that may already be present.
Know your options when expanding a pupilHumans are creatures of habit, even ophthalmologists. Having learned to use one device for pupil expansion, it is easy to forget that there are alternative devices.
Year in review: Cataract surgeryLooking back over the past year and into the near future, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD, Robert H. Osher, MD, and Mark Packer, MD, spoke to Ophthalmology Times about developments in diagnostic products and other tools used in cataract surgery. In addition, they discussed combination microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) and office-based surgery as new trends.
Cataract surgery may benefit certain PAC/PACG patientsLens extraction may have a role in reducing IOP in patients with primary angle-closure or primary angle-closure glaucoma.
Surgeons weigh femtosecond features, factors for informed decisionsFemtosecond lasers differ in their indications, energy delivery parameters, and hardware features. Understanding the implications of these factors will enable an objective assessment of the available technology.
Five pearls for protecting the endothelium during cataract surgeryFive pearls should be considered to protect the endothelium after cataract surgery. These involve consideration of the phacoemulsification techniques and technology, use of viscoelastics, irrigation and aspiration techniques, intracameral medications, and postoperative medications.