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Hyperopia increases up to 16 years after hyperopic LASIK

July 26, 2016

The efficacy of hyperopic LASIK was found to be limited in patients after 16.5 years, but patients were generally happy they had the procedure, according to researchers in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

“How much the results in our study can be precisely compared with the results of modern femtosecond LASIK flaps and ablations using flying-spot and wavefront-guided technology is uncertain,” researchers wrote.

In the Journals

Tecnis multifocal toric IOL can provide improved distance and near visual acuities

July 22, 2016
Patients who underwent cataract surgery with implantation of a diffractive multifocal toric IOL tended to experience “excellent” distance and near visual…
In the JournalsPerspective

Intraoperative spectral-domain OCT provides reliable imaging of IOL position

July 19, 2016
Intraoperative spectral-domain OCT was successful in imaging IOL position during standard phacoemulsification, a study found. The prospective study included 101 eyes of…

FDA approves Avedro’s cross-linking system for corneal ectasia following refractive surgery

July 19, 2016
The FDA has approved the KXL system and two photoenhancers for the treatment of corneal ectasia following refractive surgery, according to an Avedro press release. The…
In the Journals

Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016
Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a…
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Meeting News Coverage

Latanoprostene bunod reduces IOP, ocular hypertension

July 20, 2016
BOSTON – Once daily latanoprostene bunod 0.024%, taken in the evening, reduced IOP in subjects with open angle…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Perimetry detects progression before photography in eyes with field loss

July 21, 2016
Progression in the visual field was detected first, more than four times as often as progression in the optic disc, in…
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In the Journals

Hyperopia increases up to 16 years after hyperopic LASIK

July 26, 2016
The efficacy of hyperopic LASIK was found to be limited in patients after 16.5 years, but patients were generally happy they had the procedure…

In the Journals

Tecnis multifocal toric IOL can provide improved distance and near visual acuities

July 22, 2016
Patients who underwent cataract surgery with implantation of a diffractive multifocal toric IOL tended to experience “excellent”…

In the JournalsPerspective

Intraoperative spectral-domain OCT provides reliable imaging of IOL position

July 19, 2016
Intraoperative spectral-domain OCT was successful in imaging IOL position during standard phacoemulsification, a study found. The prospective study…

FDA approves Avedro’s cross-linking system for corneal ectasia following refractive surgery

July 19, 2016
The FDA has approved the KXL system and two photoenhancers for the treatment of corneal ectasia following refractive surgery, according to an Avedro…

From The Editor

Optimize RLE outcomes through careful patient selection

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
The recommendation for cataract surgery is probably one of the easiest referrals we make as optometrists – for good reason. With more than 3…

Consider refractive lens exchange in patients with presbyopia

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
We know that the crystalline lens is not an ideal piece of equipment, or at least not a durable one. It thickens and changes color, imbibes UV…

From OSN EuropeVideo

VIDEO: Young ophthalmologist shares pearls on refractive surgery

July 3, 2016
OVIEDO, Spain — At the second European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists, Jorge L. Alió del Barrio, MD, gives pearls to young colleagues about…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

OD shares clinical pearls for comanaging corneal inlay

June 30, 2016
BOSTON – Patient selection is critical for the KAMRA inlay (AcuFocus), Jeff Augustine, OD, said here at Optometry’s Meeting. Augustine…

Perspective

FDA approves Raindrop near vision inlay for presbyopia

June 29, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Raindrop near vision inlay for implantation in the cornea to improve near vision in some…

In the JournalsPerspective

Topography-guided transepithelial surface ablation reduces moderate to high astigmatism

June 21, 2016
Topography-guided transepithelial surface ablation improved vision and reduced moderate to high astigmatism, according to a study. The retrospective…

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