Steve Lenier
Astigmatic patients report better quality of life with EDOF lens
In a well-matched sample group, patients with higher levels of postoperative astigmatism reported a greater improvement in quality of life and a greater rate of willingness to have the procedure again if they received an Extended Depth of Focus IOL compared to patients receiving a low-add, multifocal IOL, despite similar postoperative clinical and patient reported performance.
APL-2 slows growth of GA in phase II safety and efficacy trial
Twelve-month results of the FILLY trial show that in patients with geographic atrophy, the administration of complement C3 inhibitor APL-2 slowed the growth rate of the disease. It also appeared to increase the risk of new onset AMD, although this did not have an adverse effect on visual outcomes.
Ultra-widefield camera captures images from macula, far periphery
A recently released ultra-widefield fundus camera takes images in true color and captures high-resolution imagess rom the macula to the far periphery.
Early results of trifocal IOL exhibit solid performance
Researchers conducted a 6-month study of patients implanted with the AcrySof IQ PanOptix presbyopia-correcting IOL to determine the binocular defocus curve of the lens. They concluded that these early results show good visual performance across the whole range of defocus. No unexpected adverse events were reported
IOL selection important in patients with retinal disease
When dealing with patients with retinal disease, macular disease, or a meaningful risk of retinal detachment, certain types of IOLs should be avoided due to potential complications.
Three reasons for adopting DMEK in routine EK cases
Using the Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) procedure can produce better visual results and lower risk of rejection than using the previous methods (DLEK and DSAEK). The method has become easier to learn and use than in the past, and should be considered as the primary EK procedure for most routine cases of endothelial failure.
Dislocation main reason for IOL explantations, survey finds
The most common complication associated with the explantation of foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) is lens dislocation or decentration. While glare and visual aberrations are the most common reasons for explanting multifocal lenses.
Study sheds light on in-room time with patients, EHR documentation
The implementation of electronic health records has had great impact on the way ophthalmologists spend their time. There are concerns that this has created inefficiencies, and that physicians now spend more time documenting, and less time with their patients, which is the opposite of what was intended.
Regenerative cell therapy, tissue engineering are future treatments
Regenerative cell therapy, tissue engineering are future treatments
Advances in endothelial and anterior lamellar keratoplasty have given it distinct advantages over penetrating keratoplasty, in corneal replacement. However, there are variations in outcomes from different centers. Moving forward, regenerative cell therapy and tissue engineering will be the future treatments of endothelial disease.
Multimodal imaging approach useful in treatment of uveitis
Successful imaging for the group of diseases known as uveitis depends on the specific underlying etiology. Tailoring the imaging approach using a variety of imaging methods, which are often complementary, can yield the maximum amount of information. This approach is useful not only for diagnosis and management of patients, but increasingly in clinical trials.
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