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  • 10/06/2013 - 09:42 PRESBYOPIC LASIK Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct LASIK approaches that combine increased depth of field with micro-monovision are yielding some of the best results yet for laser correction of presbyopia. However, the approximately 1.5 D add effect achieved with presbyLASIK is not enough for most older patients, presenters told the 2013 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) symposium.
  • 10/06/2013 - 09:27 PRACTICE PATTERNS Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct Nearly half of Canadian cataract surgeons corrected astigmatism at the time of surgery in 2012, with more than 80 per cent of those using toric lenses, according to a survey by Lindsay Ong-Tone MB, CHB, FRCSEd, FRCOphth, FRCSC, of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian surgeons are also embracing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops before and after cataract surgery.
  • 10/06/2013 - 09:25 PHACO TRAINING Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct A new ‘dry lab’ training methodology for phacoemulsification surgery may prove to be a useful adjunct to traditional training methods, suggests research presented during the 2013 Irish College of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting.
  • 10/03/2013 - 18:22 LASERS FOR CATARACTS Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct The idea of using lasers to emulsify cataracts is nothing new, but in fact goes back over 30 years to a time when ECCEs accounted for most cataract surgeries, said Lucio Buratto MD who presented his personal perspective on the development of laser-assisted phaco at Femto 2013, an international meeting on anterior segment surgery.
  • 10/03/2013 - 18:16 IOL STUDY Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct IOLs with rigid unbending haptics are likely to have the most predictable effective lens position and postoperative refraction, according to Albert Galand MD, PhD, Liege, Belgium.
  • 10/03/2013 - 18:13 IMPROVED CONTROL Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct A recent French study adds to the growing number of reports suggesting that the femtosecond laser can provide improved control and precision for key steps of the procedure for cataract removal, according to Jean Claude Rigal-Sastourne MD.
  • 10/03/2013 - 17:54 FEMTO CATARACT Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Oct There is currently no peer-reviewed evidence supporting the idea that femtosecond-assisted cataract surgery is safer and more effective than traditional phacoemulsification techniques in routine cataract cases, George H H Beiko BM, BCh, FRCSC reminded delegates attending the 2013 Congress of the Society of European Ophthalmology.
  • 09/02/2013 - 16:48 FUTURE IOLS Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Sept Accommodating lenses, including dual optics, liquid optics, injectable lenses and even liquid crystal electronic devices, as well as lenses that can be customised after implantation, are becoming a reality, Nick Mamalis MD of the University of Utah, US, told the ASCRS annual symposium
  • 09/02/2013 - 16:47 FS CATARACT SURGERY Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Sept Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery can reduce complications in some of the most difficult cases, presenters told the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS).
  • 09/02/2013 - 16:43 FEMTO SURGERY Cataract and Refractive, 2013, Sept, Headlines The supposed advantage of the more predictable capsulorhexis achieved with femtosecond laserassisted cataract surgery may be based on a false assumption about its influence on the stability of an IOL’s position and orientation, according to Oliver Findl MD

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