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refractive surgery

16 most popular stories of 2016
16 most popular stories of 2016Here is your roundup of what made top news in 2016!
LENSAR files for bankruptcy with PDL BioPharma support
LENSAR files for bankruptcy with PDL BioPharma supportLENSAR Inc. announced its filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Dec. 19 to reduce its debt, strengthen its balance sheet, and strengthen its platform for future growth, according to a press release from the company.
Extended depth-of-focus IOLs may provide improved visual performanceAs your patients celebrate another birthday milestone, they are again back in your chair wondering why their reading glasses mysteriously disappear when they are out exploring life or why their arms are not as long as they used to be.
Optimizing toric IOL outcomes via techniques, technologies
Optimizing toric IOL outcomes via techniques, technologiesAchieving spectacle independence for distance vision after toric IOL implantation depends on the refractive outcome. Factors affecting residual astigmatism and studies evaluating the use of various surgical techniques and technologies relating to those factors are discussed.
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIK
Fibrin adhesives another approach to epithelial ingrowth post-LASIKRefractive surgeons can consider fibrin adhesives to prevent the recurrence of epithelial ingrowth after LASIK.
Postop keratometry not associated with night-vision problems
Postop keratometry not associated with night-vision problemsResearchers present findings from a large dataset designed to explore the effect of postoperative keratometry on quality of vision after myopic wavefront-guided LASIK.
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgery
Don’t rule out HSV patients for refractive surgeryThe longer the time since the last outbreak, the better
LASIK rivals contact lenses in visual acuity and comfortCompared with daily wear contact lens wear, wavefront-guided LASIK results in better binocular uncorrected visual acuity and comparable subjective outcomes.
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’
Keratoconus as refractive surgery: Thinking outside the ‘cone’In this first of a two-part series, Arun C. Gulani, MD, MS, explains how approaching keratoconus as a refractive surgery will change the way both ophthalmologists and patients will approach this condition to bring in a new era of not only relieving but also enhancing the lifestyle of this patient population. In Part 2, Dr. Gulani will share strategies and cases of patients with keratoconus with different case scenarios in action.
Managing LASIK complicationsA U.S. patent was granted to Gholam A. Peyman, MD, in June 1989 for a method of modifying the corneal curvature of the eye. The surgical procedure involved cutting a flap in the cornea, pulling the flap back to expose the corneal bed, ablating the exposed surface and then replacing the flap. The current procedure of laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) was not FDA approved until 1999.