Modern cataract surgery is an extraordinarily successful operation with low rates of complications. New surgical techniques and technologies, including the introduction of the femtosecond laser and the continual refinement of phacoemulsification.
For a long time, training in ophthalmic surgery was based on Halsted's methodology. In this type of teaching, the resident should: have intense and repetitive opportunities to care for patients under the supervision of a qualified surgeon;
Cataract surgery is a modern-day miracle. Since 1995, more than 500 million cataract procedures have been performed worldwide, and about 130 million living people are benefiting from this miracle procedure today.
Astigmatism is a condition that prevents the eye from consistently focusing light in all directions.This highly common condition is induced by an abnormal curvature of the lens or the eye itself, resulting in more of a football shape instead of a baseball
Cataract is defined as any visible opacity within the otherwise clear crystalline lens of the eye. Cataract can be further classified as cortical, nuclear, or posterior sub-capsular, depending on the anatomical location of the opacity.
The cells in the lens consist of a highly concentrated protein solution that is normally clear. When the balance of the proteins in the lens is destroyed, they clump together and the lens becomes cloudy. This results in the condition known as cataracts.
A capsulotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat posterior calcium opacification or PCO, a complication caused by cataract extraction surgery. It is one of the more advanced laser-based techniques used in cataract treatment.
Over our lifetimes they can accumulate damage, losing their native structure and fusing together to form aggregates – ultimately leading to the development of cataracts. But how does this happen – and how can we prevent the process?
Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed operations in the world. Recent advances in techniques and instrumentation have resulted in earlier intervention, improved surgical outcomes, and reduced dependence on spectacles.
Keratoconus (KCN) is a condition of the cornea typically resulting in asymmetric thinning and steepening of the cornea, often leading to irregular astigmatism and resultant decreased visual acuity.