For the past year, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) has been advocating on behalf of its members and cataract surgery patients to remove a policy put in place by Aetna that required preauthorization for cataract surgery.
Cataract in childhood is the most important cause of visual impairment and blindness. Lack of vision in early years of life can adversely affect the overall development of the child with far reaching effects on personal, educational, occupational,
In present times, cataract surgery has improved to such an extent that complications rarely occur. However, even after successful implantation of the intraocular lens (IOL), we may encounter IOL decentration or dislocation in some patients.
The ocular surface disease worsens most often after cataract surgery, multiple factors can contribute including transection of corneal nerves leading to loss of corneal sensations and impaired healing, damage to the corneal epithelium due to intense
Endophthalmitis is a devastating complication that can occur after any ocular surgery. It has been associated with both intraocular and extraocular procedures.
Researchers found that participants who underwent cataract removal surgery had nearly 30% lower risk of developing dementia compared with participants without surgery, even after controlling for numerous additional demographic and health risks.
The emergence of refractive cataract surgery has changed the approach to cataract surgery dramatically. Beyond visual rehabilitation, patients and surgeons both desire to minimize spectacle dependence after surgery, with reproducibly successful outcomes
Cataract surgery is an ophthalmic surgery typically performed under local anesthesia. Minimally invasive phacoemulsification is a widely performed surgery and uses topical or sub-Tenon’s anesthesia.
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
Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) is a noninvasive imaging modality that provides a real-time dynamic feedback of the various surgical steps.