The American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery held its annual meeting May 3-7 in San Diego.
Here are the top five articles from Healio.com/OSN’s coverage of the meeting:
Non-fragmentation phaco technique removes soft cataracts
The new RAPID procedure has a short learning curve, a fair degree of reproducibility, a high safety profile and can be performed by surgeons of all levels of expertise, according to Shruti Mahajan, MS. Read more.
Novel trifocal IOL yields positive intermediate, near visual acuity results
Compared with a monofocal IOL, a novel trifocal IOL provides similar distance vision and improved intermediate and near vision. Read more.
Travoprost implant a ‘promising’ IOP reduction tool
OTX-TIC from Ocular Therapeutix is a biodegradable, preservative-free implant of travoprost-loaded microparticles in hydrogel, which is administered via a single injection. Read more.
Be prepared to address glaucoma patients’ questions about marijuana
Marijuana is not recommended for glaucoma treatment, but with its increasing acceptance, clinicians need to be ready for patients to ask about it, Anurag Shrivastava, MD, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day. Read more.
Photofragmentation technique minimizes endothelial cell loss
Use of a nanosecond laser during cataract surgery causes minimal intraocular trauma and imparts very low energy into the eye, according to Gangolf Sauder, MD. Read more.