Cataract & Refractive

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.

Extended depth-of-field IOLs: Clarification of current nomenclature

October 02, 2020

Clinicians and surgeons should be aware of the misleading use of the EDOF concept. The authors herein propose an alternative terminology and that lenses which have combined optical designs are referred to as ‘hybrid IOLs’.