Cataract Surgery

Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosis
Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosisFluorescence of lens proteins could help understand, diagnose, and treat cataracts, researchers say. “Rather than waiting for the condition to appear, it could be possible to diagnose and monitor cataract before it forms, allowing preventative measures to be taken where possible,” said Rory Duncan of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburh, United Kingdom in a press release.
Eye health awareness campaign aims to open public's eyes
Eye health awareness campaign aims to open public's eyesAmerica may face a public health crisis in coming years unless drastic changes are not made to the public perception of eye health, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Taking steps to create a public conversation about the matter, Allergan has launched a public awareness campaign, See America, to improve this awareness of and access to comprehensive eye exams.
Integrating computer-assisted toric IOL implantation
Integrating computer-assisted toric IOL implantationSince making the switch to a markerless toric alignment system, Bryan S. Lee, MD, JD, explains how the technology has eliminated ink marking from his surgical regimen.
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedbackA sophisticated integrated formula for IOL power prediction is the featured capability in upgrades to Clarity Medical Systems’ intraoperative wavefront aberrometer.
Intracameral phenylephrine/ketorolac superior to intracameral epinephrinePhenylephrine 1%/ketorolac injection 0.3% added to ophthalmic irrigation solution and administered intracamerally during cataract surgery was associated with a statistically significant reduction in surgical time, intraoperative complications, and use of pupil dilating devices and with a statistically significant improvement in best-corrected visual acuity.
Transzonular intravitreal injection eases treatment burden after cataract surgery
Transzonular intravitreal injection eases treatment burden after cataract surgeryAn intraoperative injection of a compounded formulation of triamcinolone acetonide, moxifloxacin, and vancomycin eliminated the need for supplemental postoperative medications in the vast majority of patients who underwent phacoemulsification and IOL implantation.
Making phaco platform transition increases surgical safety, efficiencyWhen his surgery center was in the market for a new phacoemulsification platform, medical director Jonathan Solomon, MD, decided to switch from a unit equipped with a flow-based peristaltic pump to technology that features a vacuum-based Venturi system (Stellaris PC, Bausch + Lomb).
Tips for successful surgery with secondary IOLsAphakic eyes that have no or inadequate capsular support can pose a significant challenge to cataract surgeons. Careful attention to the preoperative considerations, appropriate intraocular lens choices, surgical techniques, and postoperative management can ensure optimal results.
European study with microstent demonstrates lowered IOP, use of fewer drugsPatients with cataract surgery and microstent implantation had a lowered IOP and a reduced number of medications used at 3 years postoperatively
Pain-preventing NSAID welcomed by patients and cliniciansA new 0.075% formulation of bromfenac ophthalmic solution (BromSite, Sun Pharma) could provide relief from pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.