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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Cataract Surgery Reduces HOAs

Scattering light due to lenticular opacity could contribute to photophobia more than the aberrations.
September 20, 2022

Research Identifies Main Risk Factors for Post-Cataract PCO

Included are the types of IOL used, female sex and younger age. Nearly half of all patients developed lens clouding within nine years.
August 30, 2022

Can Cataract Surgery Induce Optic Neuropathy?

Though rare, it can occur, possibly due to negative perfusion pressure caused by elevated IOP. The fellow eye is also at risk, researchers say.
August 25, 2022

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.
August 24, 2022

Certain Air Pollutants Associated with Age-related Eye Disease

This systematic review found evidence that may link the incidence of cataract, AMD and glaucoma to exposure to harmful agents in the environment.
August 17, 2022

Short Patient Screening Tool Assesses Refractive Surgery Outcomes

The newly developed Vision Correction Questionnaire was found to be a reliable guide to postoperative emotional well-being.
August 1, 2022

LASIK Xtra Doesn’t Add Much

Safety was comparable to conventional LASIK and “super stability” was not found with the combo procedure. Post-op—rather than simultaneous—CXL may be of value, though.
July 1, 2022

Outdoor Time, Tanning Linked to Lower Cataract Surgery Risk

Those who spent longer in the sun and tanned more easily may have better outcomes.
June 20, 2022

Corneal Nerve Damage Less with SMILE than LASIK

These patients exhibited a better recovery several months post-op.
April 25, 2022

Angle Kappa May Affect Diagnostic Accuracy in Refractive Surgery Patients

Using a best-fit toric ellipse map or performing ancillary testing may help to exclude ectasia in those with larger measurements.
April 13, 2022