Complications can range from immediate to delayed complications following the procedure. Some immediate complications are a result of having the surgical procedure.
A Light Adjustable Intraocular Lens is a special type of IOL that is usually placed on the eye following cataract surgery. As the name suggests, this type of IOL can be customized using UV light treatments.
The normal crystalline lens of the eye is a clear structure suspended in its natural position by zonular fibers from the ciliary body.
The prevalence of postprocedural endophthalmitis has increased in recent years, due in part to a wider range of indications for ophthalmic procedures, better access to treatments and therefore an increase in the overall number of surgical interventions...
The process of getting a patient with an irregular cornea to the visual correction step of their journey can take a lot of different routes and is determined on an individual basis.
Options for intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in the absence of capsular support include anterior chamber IOLs, iris-fixated IOLs, and scleral-fixated IOLs.
In laser cataract surgery, a laser is used to make the incision and lens opening and to fragment the lens.
Refractive accuracy in cataract surgery is increasingly important. Patients expect to obtain excellent visual acuity and quality after surgery, and the margin for error is narrowing.
Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) can improve surgical accuracy and efficiency by standardizing corneal incisions and improving centration, circularity, and intended diameter of the capsulotomy.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), introduced to ophthalmology in 2000, is a therapeutic procedure which utilizes the photosensitive intravenous drug, verteporfin (Visudyne, Bausch & Lomb) in combination with a low power, long duration infrared laser.