Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Wavefront-guided LASIK Outcomes Top SMILE

The former resulted in better visual acuity at all post-op visits, study finds.

Osmolarity Spots Refractive Surgery Patients at Risk for DED

A small but appreciable cohort of patients diagnosed with tear hyperosmolarity at presentation represent a risk for suboptimal refractive outcomes without treatment.

OCT Most Accurate to Measure Corneal Astigmatism

Study shows this imaging technique achieved higher precision than topography and biometry in post-refractive patients.

Most Cataract/Refractive Surgery Patients Have Normal Osmolarity

However, OSDI scores were higher in post-op patients, study finds.

Cataract Comanagement: Relationships Get Results

Learn to cultivate the interprofessional bonds that are at the heart of a productive pairing of OD-MD colleagues.

Nerve Growth Factor Promotes Post-LASIK Success

In rabbit models, it repaired corneal damage and improved dry eye symptoms.

SMILE Outcomes Worse in Older Patients

Those over 40 had poorer astigmatic results with a tendency toward undercorrection, research shows.

Pain Sensitivity Predicts Post-LASIK Dry Eye

Other pre-op metrics, such as blood pressure, also correlated with post-op symptoms.

Satisfying the Complicated Presbyope

Concurrent issues such as dry eye, prior surgery or binocular disorders can compromise visual quality. Optometrists can help restore it.

SMILE, ICLs Both Help Correct High Myopia

However, lenticule extraction was linked to more unsatisfactory post-op visual outcomes.

Upcoming Events

December 10-11, 2021

Optometric Glaucoma Symposium Winter Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits

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December 11, 2021

Early Detection, Monitoring and Timely Referral
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Patio Room
Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
Dinner/Presentation 6:00–7:00pm EST

Sponsored by Regeneron

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December 11-12, 2021

Retina Update 2021
Location: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Program Chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO; Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 11 Live COPE credits

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