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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Presbyopia treatment in 2017: Where are we?

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Presbyopia treatment in 2017: Where are we?
April 30, 2017

In this edition of Ocular Surgery News, the OSN Roundtable discusses how presbyopia is becoming a subspecialty of  ophthalmology. In this guest commentary, Francesco Carones, MD, weighs in on the topic

Looking at the present state of refractive surgery, in which the correction of refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism has become safe, accurate and precise with outstanding results for most patients, I feel that presbyopia correction still involves challenges and compromises. Think of the procedures we use to correct, let’s say, 2 D of myopia. I can count three, maybe four, surgical techniques that are currently used — LASIK, PRK, advanced surface ablation, SMILE — and all of them provide similar, excellent results. Think now of the procedures we use to correct the same amount of presbyopia, 2 D. I can count at least 10 different approaches, and none of them gives the same results. This, however, does not mean that presbyopia cannot be safely and successfully corrected. It means that each single approach has potential advantages but also downsides leading to compromises, and our challenge as surgeons is to identify for each single patient what is the best acceptable combination between advantages and compromises.

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April 30, 2017
In this edition of Ocular Surgery News, the OSN Roundtable discusses how

Barrett Suite integrated into Zeiss’ IOLMaster 700

April 28, 2017
The Barrett Suite, which includes three new IOL power calculation formulas, has been fully integrated into the IOLMaster 700 for more accurate…

In the Journals

Study identifies risk factors for steroid-induced hypertension after PRK

April 28, 2017
Male sex, high myopia, higher central corneal thickness, lower K value, corneal haze, type of steroid used and length of therapy were associated with…

Postsurgical visual quality eventually equalizes with PRK, LASIK

April 25, 2017
Researchers found that eyes treated with LASIK had a better quality of vision than eyes treated with PRK 1 month after surgery, but vision quality…

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