Cataract & Refractive

Non-linear aspheric corneal ablation can be used to treat presbyopia

Presbyopia can be treated in emmetropic, myopic and hyperopic patients with refractive errors between +5.75 and -9.00 D using corneal non-linear aspheric ablation profiles to increase the depth of field in both eyes, in combination with micro-monovision. Patient satisfaction with this approach is high.

It takes a village to beat visual system diseases in children

Community support is the most important factor in ascertaining effective treatments for paediatric eye diseases.

Irregular corneas stand to benefit from small-aperture IOL design

The principle of pinhole optics at work in the IC-8 IOL overcomes visual disturbances associated with corneal disease and provides a functional range of vision.

YAG-shots in IOLs: Safe or dangerous?

December 07, 2020

Poorly focused YAG shots lead irrevocably to a permanent defect in the IOL material and thus to possible effects on the quality of vision with straylight or glare. In a recent study, the differing amounts of damage that Nd:YAG causes in a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic lens materials was assessed.

AAO: Preventing cystoid macular oedema after cataract surgery

November 15, 2020

Rudy Nuijts of the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, the Netherlands, discusses the highlights of his AAO 2020 presentation on a combination treatment regimen for lowering the incidence of cystoid macular oedema following category surgery.