In SMILE the anterior-most stromal lamellae remain intact postoperatively. Here, the author discusses the biomechanical advantages of preserving the stronger anterior stroma and the resulting effects on spherical aberration control and optical quality.
Intracameral antibiotic therapy helps prevent endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, while topical antibiotic therapy does not, according to a literature review conducted by researchers from Denmark and published online in Acta Ophthalmologica.
A new trifocal diffractive IOL (FineVision trifocal IOL, PhysIOL), implanted bilaterally, achieved a full range of adequate vision, satisfactory contrast sensitivity, and a lack of significant adverse photic phenomena, according to Spanish researchers reporting in BMC Ophthalmology.
Intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) has been found to improve vision related quality of life in diabetic macular oedema (DME) patients, notes a study recently published in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications.
PRK has been an established method for laser vision correction for nearly 30 years, however, its popularity has reduced somewhat due to the advent of LASIK. With a recent renewed interest in surface ablation techniques some modifications have been made to alleviate disadvantages of the procedure. In this article, the authors highlight their clinical experience of TESA in myopic eyes with or without astigmatism.
Patients who used a proprietary eye drop delivery device (Eyedrop, Vanguard Design, São Paulo, Brazil) in a pilot study reported that it eased the instillation of hypotensive drops, especially if they weren’t used to using eye drops, the study authors report in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology.
Biodegradable nanoparticles that release medication into the eye may solve the issue of medicine compliance after corneal transplant surgery and help increase the rate of surgical success, according to an article in the Journal of Controlled Release.