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Nancy Groves
Uncertainty of glaucoma patient accidents easier to discern with new tests
New strategies for assessment of functional impairment will help clinicians and patients better understand how eye diseases affect driving and other activities of daily living.
Cell count differences in diabetic-related corneas suggests more studies
An age-stratified analysis of endothelial cell count in diabetic and non-diabetic corneas found no statistically significant difference between the groups. Since diabetes may damage the inner layer of the cornea, other variables that affect cell health must also be evaluated.
Femtosecond laser flap creation works for patients undergone previous RK
The first case series report of femtosecond laser flap creation for LASIK in eyes that have undergone radial keratotomy showed the technique was successful when novel settings were used. No significant intraoperative or postoperative complications were reported in the 27 eyes in the study, and uncorrected visual acuity improved significantly.
Riboflavin delivery methods advance as techniques evolve
Techniques for performing corneal collagen crosslink (CXL) are being evaluated and adapted, and at the same time, new applications are being developed.
Femtosecond lenticule extraction versus LASIK draws SMILE
Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), which has not yet been approved for refractive correction in the United States, may be less accurate and produce more irregular astigmatism than LASIK or PRK because of the imprecision resulting from the two incisions needed to create the lenticule. In addition, the technique for potential enhancements needs improvement. However, the treatment is promising and may stand the test of time as the technology advances.
Phaco with novel system yields excellent cutting efficiency, chamber stability
A new phacoemulsification system offers surgical functionality, features, and technology in a compact form factor.
Enhanced injector for hydrophobic acrylic IOL yields greater control
Modifications to a reusable injector system have reduced resistance between the plunger tip and the IOL, creating a smoother delivery of the lens into the eye.
Preloaded IOL delivery system results in time savings per case, surgeon
Use of a new preloaded IOL delivery system for routine cataract surgeries in a multicenter study resulted in time savings per case and per surgeon that could reduce costs per case or increased profit.
Suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone acetonide for uveitis proves promising
Results of a 6-month phase I/II clinical trial of suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone for noninfectious uveitis showed the treatment was safe and well tolerated.
Femto-created incision woes solved
A double-ended dissector allows improved opening of all femtosecond laser-created corneal incisions during cataract surgery.