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SMILE procedure results in lower rate of dry eye than LASIK

July 27, 2015

Patients who underwent small incision lenticule extraction had a lower incidence of post-refractive surgery dry eye disease when compared with patients who underwent LASIK surgery, according to recent research.

“Today, a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of post-refractive dry eye disease is a crucial issue for two main reasons,” Alexandre Denoyer, MD, PhD, and colleagues wrote in their study published in Ophthalmology.

In the Journals

Sodium chloride pretreatment may decrease risk of epithelial disruption during LASIK

July 27, 2015
Pretreatment with a hyperosmotic agent before LASIK may lower the incidence of epithelial disturbances and decrease postoperative complications for high-risk patients…
In the Journals

Standardized bilateral LASIK protocol yields similar operating times for two surgeons

July 21, 2015
A standardized surgical protocol for bilateral LASIK resulted in similar procedure times for two experienced surgeons, according to a study."Use of a standardized…
VIDEO: Analysis of anterior chamber parameters using Scheimpflug imaging Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Analysis of anterior chamber parameters using Scheimpflug imaging

July 21, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, Anne M. Schroeder, MD, discusses results from a study conducted to investigate changes in the anterior chamber parameters before and…
Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Beginner tips for wavefront guided aberrometry

VIDEO: Beginner tips for wavefront guided aberrometry

July 20, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, gives tips on how intraoperative aberrometry is a…
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FDA approvals

FDA approves iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for LASIK procedures

July 20, 2015
The FDA approved the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for LASIK procedures, according to a press release from…
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OSN Europe: Optimizing outcomes of refractive cataract surgery: Are we there yet?

OSN Europe: Optimizing outcomes of refractive cataract surgery: Are we there yet?

July 9, 2015
It is now more than 50 years since the first attempts to carry out biometry were made using an ultrasound A-scan. As we…
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In the Journals

SMILE procedure results in lower rate of dry eye than LASIK

July 27, 2015
Patients who underwent small incision lenticule extraction had a lower incidence of post-refractive surgery dry eye disease when compared with…
In the Journals

Sodium chloride pretreatment may decrease risk of epithelial disruption during LASIK

July 27, 2015
Pretreatment with a hyperosmotic agent before LASIK may lower the incidence of epithelial disturbances and decrease postoperative complications for…
In the Journals

Standardized bilateral LASIK protocol yields similar operating times for two surgeons

July 21, 2015
A standardized surgical protocol for bilateral LASIK resulted in similar procedure times for two experienced surgeons, according to a study."Use of a…
VIDEO: Analysis of anterior chamber parameters using Scheimpflug imaging Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Analysis of anterior chamber parameters using Scheimpflug imaging

July 21, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, Anne M. Schroeder, MD, discusses results from a study conducted to investigate changes in the anterior chamber…
FDA approvals

FDA approves iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for LASIK procedures

July 20, 2015
The FDA approved the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for LASIK procedures, according to a press release from Abbott.The system generates a…
VIDEO: Beginner tips for wavefront guided aberrometry Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Beginner tips for wavefront guided aberrometry

July 20, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, gives tips on how intraoperative aberrometry is a valuable tool in improving patient…
OSN Europe: Optimizing outcomes of refractive cataract surgery: Are we there yet?

OSN Europe: Optimizing outcomes of refractive cataract surgery: Are we there yet?

July 9, 2015
It is now more than 50 years since the first attempts to carry out biometry were made using an ultrasound A-scan. As we can see from the cover story…
VIDEO: Speaker discusses AcrySof IQ ReSTOR 2.5 IOL Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Speaker discusses AcrySof IQ ReSTOR 2.5 IOL

July 3, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, Richard J. Mackool, MD, highlights the benefits of the FDA-approved AcrySof IQ ReSTOR 2.5 IOL (Alcon).
In the Journals

Tecnis ZLB00 multifocal IOL improves near, intermediate, distance visual acuity

June 23, 2015
An aspheric, bifocal, diffractive multifocal IOL with low near addition restored near, intermediate and distance visual acuity, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Mel 90 excimer laser for myopic LASIK yields predictable outcomes

June 19, 2015
An updated excimer laser with a faster pulse rate and new ablation profile delivered predictable refractive outcomes in myopic LASIK, according to a…
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