Top Story

Patients report high satisfaction rate in FDA LASIK outcomes questionnaire

January 29, 2015

After nearly 2 decades of clinical application in the U.S., LASIK has achieved high success and satisfaction rates. Many surgeons and patients attest to positive visual outcomes from LASIK, and LASIK has seen a recent uptick in patients choosing to undergo the procedure.

Data presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago shed new light on patient-reported LASIK outcomes. Some experts believe the study, performed in response to reports of post-LASIK visual symptoms, speaks to the procedure’s safety and efficacy.

BLOG: Ask your patients about their LASIK outcomes

January 28, 2015
It’s so pleasing to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the validity of a technology. The…

Ophthalmic community mourns loss of George O. Waring III

January 28, 2015
George O. Waring III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, a surgeon, innovator and mentor, died Jan. 27. He was 73 years old.Waring, who most recently served as professor emeritus of…
Surgeon shares pearls on managing complex femtosecond cataract cases Meeting News Coverage

Surgeon shares pearls on managing complex femtosecond cataract cases

January 28, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii — Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in complicated cases may require special maneuvers and measures, a speaker told colleagues here.Sonia H
Perspectives on Glaucoma

'Threshold to treat' calculator may be more useful in clinical settings

January 28, 2015
When considering the use of risk calculators to inform treatment options, researchers reported in the Journal of Glaucoma that a “threshold to treat”…
More News Headlines »
CME
Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
thumbnail for video 4012733766001

VIDEO: SightLife CEO updates global cornea transplantation achievements, goals

January 27, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Monty Montoya, president and CEO of SightLife, discusses the organizations…
More »
morganatic-roan