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Publication Exclusive: Intraoperative aberrometry measurements in cataract surgery spur debate

August 3, 2015

Welcome to CEDARS-ASPENS Debates, a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News.

CEDARS (Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society) and ASPENS (American Society of Progressive Enterprising Surgeons) is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology.

Intraoperative aberrometry measurements have become much more utilized during cataract surgery in recent years for obvious reasons. Even when surgeons have access to this technology, there is still no consensus as to how to interpret the data. While many surgeons put all of their trust in these measurements, others may feel that the preoperative calculations are more reliable. This month, Dr. Tom Boland and I discuss the merits and pitfalls of using intraoperative aberrometry with routine cataract surgery. We hope you enjoy the discussion.

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Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism Meeting News CoverageVideo

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Meeting News Coverage Video
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Publication Exclusive: Intraoperative aberrometry measurements in cataract surgery spur debate

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Welcome to CEDARS-ASPENS Debates, a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News.CEDARS (Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society) and…
Publication Exclusive: Glued intrascleral posterior chamber IOL fixation technique continues to evolve

Publication Exclusive: Glued intrascleral posterior chamber IOL fixation technique continues to evolve

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Suturing of posterior chamber IOLs in back of the iris or the capsular bag is standard practice, but it may not be appropriate in cases with…
Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

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Loose zonules complicate cataract surgery because their laxity makes removal of the nucleus and cortex challenging and limits stability of the IOL…
VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

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At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will increase patient satisfaction.
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VIDEO: Surgeon compares sutures and sealants for sealing cataract wounds

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At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses the benefits sealants have over sutures in sealing cataract wounds.
Alexandra Bavasi, OD

Foreign body found in anterior chamber post-cataract surgery

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