3D Cataract Surgery 6November 30, 2021 3D Cataract SurgeryThe benefits of 3D visualization in cataract surgery include improved ergonomics, high magnification optics, digital guidance systems that can be implemented in association with it, as well as collaboration with colleagues and educating residents and fell In light of Improving Clinical Outcomes For Dense Cataracts 17November 26, 2021 In light of Improving Clinical Outcomes For Dense Cataracts Lens fragmentation of a dense cataract requires a lot more phaco energy to emulsify the hard nucleus. More energy increases the risk of damage to corneal endothelial cells, which in turn can cause postoperative complications. Ocular Surface Disease Evaluation Before Cataract Surgery 46November 22, 2021 Ocular Surface Disease Evaluation Before Cataract Surgery An impaired ocular surface adversely affects preoperative planning for cataract surgery, including intraocular lens (IOL) calculations, toric IOL axis and magnitude estimates, keratometry, and topography measurements. It also increases surgical difficulty Phacoemulsification With or Without Ultrasound Ciliary Plasty in Coexisting Cataract and Open-Angle Glaucoma 30November 17, 2021 Phacoemulsification With or Without Ultrasound Ciliary Plasty in Coexisting Cataract and Open-Angle GlaucomaCataract and glaucoma are leading causes of blindness all over the world (51 and 8%, respectively), that frequently coexist in the same eye. Suprachoroidal Hemorrhages During Cataract Surgery 35November 05, 2021 Suprachoroidal Hemorrhages During Cataract Surgery Suprachoroidal hemorrhage (SCH) is a rare but devastating complication associated with incisional intraocular surgery as well as trauma. Characterized as a sudden and rapid accumulation of blood within the suprachoroidal space Anterior Subcapsular Cataract Surgery 39November 01, 2021 Anterior Subcapsular Cataract SurgeryAnterior subcapsular cataracts (ASC) form after anterior lens epithelial cells become necrotic from a variety of causes including iritis, keratitis, inflammation associated with atopic dermatitis, irradiation, or electrical burns. CATARACT SURGERY - What If The SARS-CoV-2 Is Present in the Anterior Chamber? 58October 24, 2021 CATARACT SURGERY - What If The SARS-CoV-2 Is Present in the Anterior Chamber?The Covid pandemic has profoundly changed the practice of ophthalmology. The availability of vaccines has greatly decreased the risk for infection in a large proportion of individuals in the United States, with 45.4% of the population having been fully Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery 90October 18, 2021 Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract SurgeryFemtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) is a recent development in the history of cataract surgery. IOL Calculations & Radial Keratotomy 90October 13, 2021 IOL Calculations & Radial Keratotomy Calculating the intraocular lens (IOL) power in eyes with prior corneal refractive surgery is still a challenging task for all ophthalmologists. J&J Vision’s Next-Generation Phacoemulsification Machine “The VERITAS Vision System” 122October 04, 2021 J&J Vision’s Next-Generation Phacoemulsification Machine “The VERITAS Vision System” The VERITAS Vision System is a modular ophthalmic microsurgical system that facilitates anterior segment (i.e., cataract) ophthalmic surgery. The modular design allows the users to configure the system to meet their surgical requirements. The ESCRS 2021 Will Witness The Launch Of Golden Ratio in Trifocal IOL Technology By VSY Biotechnology in Amsterdam, October 8-11 151September 21, 2021 The ESCRS 2021 Will Witness The Launch Of Golden Ratio in Trifocal IOL Technology By VSY Biotechnology in Amsterdam, October 8-11 In light of its latest technology designed to provide patients with a high level of visual quality at near, far, and everywhere in between even at daily challenging light conditions; The concept of “Golden Ratio in IOL Technology” with its Acriva Aetna policy change requires preapproval for cataract surgeries 156September 12, 2021 Aetna policy change requires preapproval for cataract surgeriesAetna began requiring that healthcare providers get preapproval for all cataract surgeries on July 1. World Lens Manufacturer Giant J&J is granted access by Health Canada 152September 10, 2021 World Lens Manufacturer Giant J&J is granted access by Health CanadaJohnson & Johnson Vision, the eye health subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced in a press release that its brand-new ACUVUE® Abiliti™ 1-Day Soft Therapeutic Lenses targeting myopia management in children have received green Single-Use Cataract Surgery Instruments & TASS Syndrome 215September 07, 2021 Single-Use Cataract Surgery Instruments & TASS Syndrome Given the technological developments in ophthalmic surgery, more intricate and precise surgical instruments are needed, especially micro-instruments, which are slimmer, more delicate, and precise. Cataract Surgery & Diseased Corneas 158September 01, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Diseased CorneasPreexisting corneal disease can be exacerbated by cataract surgery and may prevent well-tolerated cataract extraction. The corneal epithelial, stromal and endothelial disease may impact and be impacted by cataract surgery. Metrovision Receives FDA Clearance for MonPackONE for Vision Electrophysiology 189August 18, 2021 Metrovision Receives FDA Clearance for MonPackONE for Vision ElectrophysiologyMetrovision Receives FDA Clearance for MonPackONE for Vision Electrophysiology PÉRENCHIES, France – Metrovision SAS, received FDA clearance for its MonPackONE Vision Monitor for vision electrophysiology applications including ganzfeld flash ERG and VEP, Cataract Surgery & Iris Fixation IOL Technique 196August 10, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Iris Fixation IOL TechniqueIn the absence of capsular support, the ophthalmic surgeon is faced with a number of choices for implantation of an intraocular lens (IOL). Myriad techniques have been described for fixation of an IOL either to the iris or the sclera in the ciliary... The New PENTACAM AXL Wave for Refractive Cataract Surgery 208August 10, 2021 The New PENTACAM AXL Wave for Refractive Cataract SurgeryBY THOMAS KOHNEN, MD, PHD, FEBO, — Given the high expectations of today’s cataract surgery patients to achieve excellent vision at all distances, we are now tasked with providing refractive precision as the standard of care. What’s Hot In Social Media & Ophthalmology 222August 08, 2021 What’s Hot In Social Media & OphthalmologyA round-up of the eye related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. Laser Cataract Surgery 154August 06, 2021 Laser Cataract SurgeryThere are three steps within cataract surgery in which laser technology can offer a superior technique to the use of conventional hand-held tools. The Corneal Incision During cataract surgery, doctors make an incision into the cornea in order to access, Robotic Cataract Surgery 170August 03, 2021 Robotic Cataract SurgeryA fully automated robotic cataract surgery platform that extracts the nucleus and cortical materials has been successfully tested in pig eyes and could enter human trials soon. The device uses a complete preoperative OCT scan to construct a model of the How To Manage Iris Prolapse During Cataract Surgery 157July 24, 2021 How To Manage Iris Prolapse During Cataract SurgeryIris prolapse is not an uncommon occurrence during cataract surgery. It usually occurs through the main incision during hydrodissection and is commonly associated with floppy-iris syndrome; however, it can manifest in cases with no known predisposition Not Only In Older Populations – Younger People Get Cataracts Too 149July 19, 2021 Not Only In Older Populations – Younger People Get Cataracts TooIt’s a common misconception that cataracts only affect the elderly. While it’s true that most cataracts occur because of aging, it’s not the only reason that cataracts can develop. Many people start developing cataracts as young as age 40. However, The Link Between Cataracts & Bariatric Surgery 127July 16, 2021 The Link Between Cataracts & Bariatric SurgeryWeight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes. The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person’s odds for cataracts can drop significantly, especially among younger patients. 1 in 4 Cataract Sufferers Are Likely to Get Surgery, J&J Vision Global Eye Health Survey Reveals 118July 15, 2021 1 in 4 Cataract Sufferers Are Likely to Get Surgery, J&J Vision Global Eye Health Survey RevealsJohnson & Johnson Vision announced study results revealing that only 21 percent of people diagnosed with cataracts (or who have cataract symptoms) are very likely to have surgery, meaning that the remaining majority (79 percent) are putting their Cataract Surgery & Retinal Pathology 164July 14, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Retinal PathologyUnderstanding any structural abnormalities or pathology prior to cataract surgery is imperative. Not all pathology is a contraindication to surgery, but it is critical to evaluate all findings to determine the patient’s visual potential with cataract Cataract Surgery & Diabetes 116July 13, 2021 Cataract Surgery & DiabetesDiabetes mellitus is a disease of elevated blood sugar due to insufficient production (type 1) or action (type 2) of insulin. Type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections, whereas type 2 is managed with diet, exercise, tablets or insulin injections, Diagnosing Irregularities In The Corneal Surface Before Cataract Surgery 124July 10, 2021 Diagnosing Irregularities In The Corneal Surface Before Cataract SurgeryBetter comfort, better high-contrast sensitivity (eg, Snellen chart) and quality of vision (less shadow vision, glare, or halos), and less fluctuation of vision are among the reasons to treat corneal surface irregularities in all patients, even in those Cataract Surgery & Neurolept Anesthesia 126July 06, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Neurolept AnesthesiaNeurolept anesthesia is a technique of general anesthesia based on intravenous administration of neuroleptic drugs, together with inhalation of a weak anesthetic with or without neuromuscular relaxants. Cataract Surgery & ZEPTO 111July 05, 2021 Cataract Surgery & ZEPTODespite the appeal of an automated method of creating a perfectly circular anterior capsulotomy, global adoption of femtosecond laser capsulotomy (FSLC) has been limited by its high acquisition and per case cost. In addition, the femtosecond laser’s TECNIS Synergy – Toric II PC-IOLS Available Now In North America For Cataract Patients 99June 25, 2021 TECNIS Synergy – Toric II PC-IOLS Available Now In North America For Cataract PatientsJohnson & Johnson Vision Brings TECNIS Synergy And TECNIS Synergy Toric II PC-IOLS To North America For Cataract Patients The next-generation presbyopia-correcting intraocular lens (PC-IOL)offers cataract patients the widest range of continuous vision The Sharp Health Companion App & Cataract Patients 100June 12, 2021 The Sharp Health Companion App & Cataract PatientsApps Changing How The Healthcare Industry Works. The growth of new healthcare applications in the market was inevitable. These technologies have enabled patients and medical professionals to communicate in a more efficient manner. Cataracts Patients with Astigmatism – A Next-Generation Monofocal Intraocular Lens From Johnson & Johnson Vision 93June 11, 2021 Cataracts Patients with Astigmatism – A Next-Generation Monofocal Intraocular Lens From Johnson & Johnson VisionJohnson & Johnson Vision Announces Launch of TECNIS Eyhance™ Toric II IOL with TECNIS Simplicity™ Delivery System, a Next-Generation Monofocal Intraocular Lens for Cataracts Patients with Astigmatism, in Europe Diabetic Retinopathy & Cataract Surgery 96June 07, 2021 Diabetic Retinopathy & Cataract SurgeryCataracts and diabetic retinopathy (DR) are the leading causes of acquired blindness worldwide, which is further compounded by the fact that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of developing cataracts.  Enova® is Available Now in C Haptic Model – VSY Biotechnology GmbH 108June 07, 2021 Enova® is Available Now in C Haptic Model – VSY Biotechnology GmbHThe launch of “ Enova – C Haptic Model IOL” has recently been announced by VSY Biotechnology GmbH. Enova, the first and only 100% glistening-free, dry-packed hydrophobic acrylic IOL, requires no warming or special conditioning before surgery. Cataracts With Unusual Corneas & Light-Adjustable IOLs 92June 03, 2021 Cataracts With Unusual Corneas & Light-Adjustable IOLsLight Adjustable Intraocular lens (LAL) are the only lens that allows post operative titrations in IOL power after the eye has healed and secured refractive stability post cataract surgery, facilitating customization an optimization of lens to achieve the Covid-19 & Cataract Surgery – Patients 105June 02, 2021 Covid-19 & Cataract Surgery – PatientsIn light of dealing with Covid-19 and thinking more effectively about the details of eye care, in every sense of the word, there is still too much work to do. The ongoing fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in Cataract Surgery – Dry Eye Disease & A Poor Tear Film 87June 01, 2021 Cataract Surgery – Dry Eye Disease & A Poor Tear FilmThe integrity of the ocular surface plays an important role in the success of cataract and refractive surgery. Treatment of dry eye disease (DED) is becoming an integral part of primary eye care, and optometrists are poised perfectly to initiate treatment The Capsulotomy 104May 30, 2021 The CapsulotomyCapsulotomy is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye. In modern cataract operations, the lens capsule is usually not removed. The most common forms of cataract surgery remove nearly all of Cataract Surgery & Sedation 92May 25, 2021 Cataract Surgery & SedationCataract surgery is performed almost exclusively as an outpatient procedure. It usually involves the administration of a local anesthetic in addition to systemic sedation administered by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. The Biochemistry & Biophysics of Cataract Formation 92May 22, 2021 The Biochemistry & Biophysics of Cataract FormationCataracts progress in stages, but the development of the condition depends on age, exposure to UV experienced over a lifetime, genetic factors and some lifestyle factors, such as smoking, high alcohol consumption or nutritional deficiencies. Intraocular Lens Manufacturing – State of the Art May 17, 2021 Intraocular Lens Manufacturing – State of the ArtThe human eye functions to provide vision by transmitting and focusing light through a clear outer portion called the cornea, and further refining the focus of the image onto a retina by way of a crystalline lens. The quality of the focused image depends What Is The Best Lens For Your Cataract Surgery? 96May 13, 2021 What Is The Best Lens For Your Cataract Surgery?Cataract surgery— One of the most important decisions you will have to make when it comes to cataract surgery is selecting an IOL. IOL is short for “intraocular lens”. Cataract surgery involves removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with a clear Fuchs’ Dystrophy & Cataracts 90January 22, 2021 Fuchs’ Dystrophy & CataractsFuchs’ dystrophy is a disease of the cornea. It is when cells in the corneal layer called the endothelium gradually die off. These cells normally pump fluid from the cornea to keep it clear. When they die, fluid builds up and the cornea gets swollen... UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion 392October 30, 2020 UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billionUNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision Friday, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 b
Refractive Cataract Surgery - Patient Needs & IOL Performance 1December 02, 2021 Refractive Cataract Surgery - Patient Needs & IOL Performance Modern multifocal IOLs can be considered as a surgical treatment not only for cataract but also for refractive purposes when implanted after clear lens extraction. Cataract - Glaucoma & My Algorithm 40November 07, 2021 Cataract - Glaucoma & My Algorithm Treating glaucoma in the light of an impending cataract surgery is dependent on the patient’s current disease status – with intraocular pressure, current medication burden, and angle anatomy being the biggest features. Cataract Surgery & Poor Mydriasis 92September 15, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Poor MydriasisThe maintenance of mydriasis and the control of postoperative pain and inflammation are critical to the safety and success of cataract and intraocular lens replacement surgery. Intraoperative Aberrometry – Cataract Surgery & IOL Selection 192September 13, 2021 Intraoperative Aberrometry – Cataract Surgery & IOL Selection Intraoperative wavefront aberrometry aims to improve refractive outcomes following cataract surgery by optimizing the spherical power of the intraocular lens implant or calculating the appropriate axis and power of toric lenses during cataract surgery in Cataracts & Photodynamic Therapy - Central Serous Retinopathy 157September 02, 2021 Cataracts & Photodynamic Therapy - Central Serous RetinopathyCentral serous chorioretinopathy is a common acquired maculopathy. Multiple studies showed that photodynamic therapy is useful treatment for acute and chronic central serous chorioretinopathy. Cataracts & Floppy Iris Syndrome 100August 24, 2021 Cataracts & Floppy Iris SyndromeIntraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) occurs in 2% of cataract surgeries and is associated with an increased risk of surgical complications. These complications can be avoided when high-risk patients are identified by preoperative screening and Complications Of Cataract Surgery 229August 17, 2021 Complications Of Cataract SurgeryCataract surgery dates back to the 1700s. With new advancements in technology, infectious disease control, and equipment, there are fewer postoperative adverse events following the procedure. However, complications still do occur both intra and Rayner Announces 1,000 IOLs Recorded on RayPRO Digital Platform 114August 10, 2021 Rayner Announces 1,000 IOLs Recorded on RayPRO Digital PlatformWorthing, United Kingdom. Rayner, the pioneering manufacturer of intraocular lenses for cataract and refractive surgery, announced that it has achieved the milestone figure of 1,000 intraocular lenses recorded on RayPRO, its digital patient reported outco The CataRhex 3 is now available with the unique Speep Pump innovation by Oertli 147August 03, 2021 The CataRhex 3 is now available with the unique Speep Pump innovation by OertliUsing its innovative developments and high-quality products, Oertli is continuously setting new standards in cataract, vitrectomy and glaucoma surgery. Oertli’s surgical platforms, technologies and instruments allow surgeons and OR personnel to perform GONIOTOMY AND CATARACT SURGERY 98July 29, 2021 GONIOTOMY AND CATARACT SURGERYGONIOTOMY: A SURGERY TO LOWER EYE PRESSURE When eye drops or lasers are unable to adequately lower eye pressure, goniotomy can be considered. Goniotomy may allow for eye pressure control with or without the use of glaucoma medications. For patients who Refractive Cataract Patients & DED Treatment 88July 23, 2021 Refractive Cataract Patients & DED TreatmentThe development of visually symptomatic cataract is common. Cataract surgery is one of the most frequent and successful interventions currently undertaken. Modern small-incision cataract surgery offers excellent clinical outcomes coupled with rapid... Information for Cataract Patients Undergoing Surgery 101July 11, 2021 Information for Cataract Patients Undergoing SurgeryThe Cataract Your eye surgeon has recommended cataract surgery because the lens in your eye has become cloudy making it difficult for you to see well enough to carry out your usual daily activities. If the cataract is not removed, your vision may stay th Cataract Surgery & Patients With Herpetic Disease 105July 08, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Patients With Herpetic DiseaseCataract surgery in patients with herpetic disease can pose unique challenges but, with the right planning, you can achieve great results. Before surgery, you need to identify a “quiet window”, get your readings, and decide upon the appropriate surgical Latest Refractive Technology 107July 03, 2021 Latest Refractive TechnologyWith cataract surgery regarded as the most widely performed surgical procedure, a demand exists for continued innovation and technology. The latest advances evolved through application of well-defined principles to current surgical goals and patient Cataract Surgery & Phaco Power Modulation 132June 30, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Phaco Power ModulationToday, the aim of cataract surgery is not only to restore vision by removing and replacing the cataractous lens, but also to simultaneously provide instant and high-quality visual rehabilitation. Achieving a clear cornea immediately after surgery Cataract Surgery & IOL Psychology 83June 29, 2021 Cataract Surgery & IOL PsychologyEye surgery has been performed for over 1,000 years. Ancient Romans and Indians were performing ‘couching’ surgery on cataract-affected eyes as far back as the 5th century BC. This surgery was extremely crude – the surgeon having to use a needle to slide Cataract Surgery & Iris Prostheses 84June 19, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Iris Prostheses The Role Of Premium IOLs & Posterior Corneal Elevation 80June 14, 2021 The Role Of Premium IOLs & Posterior Corneal ElevationPosterior corneal elevation very effectively discriminates keratoconus from normal corneas. Its efficacy is lower for subclinical keratoconus, and thus data concerning posterior elevation should not be used alone to stratify patients with this condition. The Popularity of Monofocal IOLs 85June 09, 2021 The Popularity of Monofocal IOLsAs cataract and refractive surgery improves, patients’ demands grow – “perfect” vision, with good near and distance focus, is now want many patients want. Monofocal intraocular lenses are one way of achieving the best possible range of vision for patient Cataract Prophylaxis, Treatment & Pharmacological Approaches 93June 04, 2021 Cataract Prophylaxis, Treatment & Pharmacological ApproachesCataract surgery has become remarkably safe and effective, thanks in part to a general trend toward decreasing postoperative infections. However, retrospective clinical evidence indicates a rise in endophthalmitis following clear corneal How Wine Consumption Reduces Cataracts 91June 01, 2021 How Wine Consumption Reduces CataractsNew Study Reveals; Wine consumption may reduce Cataracts… Only Wine, Not Other Alcoholic Drinks! The wine antioxidants play a role in cataract prevention! People who consume alcohol moderately appear less likely to develop cataracts that require surgery Relation Between Surgeon Age & Postoperative Outcomes 84May 27, 2021 Relation Between Surgeon Age & Postoperative OutcomesHigh-quality surgical outcomes require sound knowledge, communication skills, clinical judgment and technical proficiency. The effect of aging, namely cognitive impairment, decline in visual acuity and worsening motor function, may negatively affect Cataract Patients – Ocular Surface & Good Nutrition 93May 26, 2021 Cataract Patients – Ocular Surface & Good NutritionThe tear film is the most important refracting surface of the eye, and improving it can increase a patient’s quality of vision. Cataract surgery deleteriously affects the ocular surface due to the neurotrophic effect of the corneal incision and the use Managing Irregular Astigmatism During Cataract Surgery 92May 23, 2021 Managing Irregular Astigmatism During Cataract SurgeryAstigmatism is a common eye condition that exists when the surface of the cornea or crystalline lens is irregularly shaped. It is a form of refractive error that can be present alone or in combination with myopia and hyperopia.  Its correction requires Premium IOLs & Glaucoma Patients 89May 20, 2021 Premium IOLs & Glaucoma PatientsPremium lenses – which defined as toric lenses and multifocal or extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses – are sophisticated devices; but are they right for glaucoma patients? The brief answer is that ideal outcomes require careful matching of IOL options Astigmatism Correction During Cataract Surgery 97May 10, 2021 Astigmatism Correction During Cataract SurgeryMost of the cataract surgeons don’t routinely address astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Most patients’ refractive astigmatism increases after cataract surgery. That’s because preoperative corneal astigmatism is greater than manifest Cataracts & Protein Imbalance 125May 10, 2021 Cataracts & Protein ImbalanceThe human eye lens exhibits many biochemical properties that are unique amongst the tissues of the body. The dual requirements of high transparency and high refractive index necessitate a high protein concentration. New IOL Treatment Planner From Zubisoft 89January 22, 2021 New IOL Treatment Planner From ZubisoftZubisoft and IBRA have released a new IOL treatment planner, which is now a part of IBRA Cataract Services. In addition to higher visual acuity, the new planner allows surgeons to achieve more accurate results. The lower rate of necessary retreatments... Cataract Surgery & Dropless – Perioperative Treatments 88January 22, 2021 Cataract Surgery & Dropless – Perioperative TreatmentsCataract surgery is the most commonly performed ocular surgery and one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures worldwide. The vast majority of patients undergoing cataract surgery (99.5%) has a successful result with no serious adverse... Proactive Practice Growth Strategies For Cataract Surgeons 105November 12, 2020 Proactive Practice Growth Strategies For Cataract SurgeonsA written strategic plan is crucial to long-term success. The plan represents intentionality—that is, the practice is not drifting from one random expedient to the next. It is, rather, intentionally pursuing a logical, linear progression of opportuniti