Since its FDA clearance, the significant potential of OCTA has been emphasized.
Keeping patients informed on the latest procedures and equipment available to treat their disorders is half the battle, says Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO, at American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting.
As primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
Postoperative patients with PXF pose both short- and long-term concerns due to the underlying pathological changes that occur from the fibrillar deposition with some complications arising years after the surgery.
During the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014, Josh Johnston, OD, clinical director, Georgia Eye Partners, Atlanta, presented five pearls for successfully comanaging premium intraocular lens (IOL) patients.
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures and the leading diagnosis for outpatient surgery visits (3 million) in the U.S. In the past decade, the introductions of presbyopic and toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) have elevated cataract surgery into a refractive procedure. The latest introduction of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery may further improve the predictability and safety of refractive cataract surgery and enhance refractive outcomes.
A review of recent literature on the management of residual refractive error after cataract surgery found that piggyback intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is safer than and more accurate than an IOL exchange.
More and more well-informed individuals are requesting lens extraction for refractive purposes even though their natural lenses are clear.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Omeros’ phenylephrine and ketorolac injection, Omidria, for use during cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis and to reduce postoperative pain.
Today, the surgical correction of refractive error is most commonly performed on the cornea. LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery in the U.S. with more than 16.5 million procedures performed to date.1 For many of our patients, LASIK may be the best surgical option, but sometimes removing tissue from the cornea may not be the best surgical option.