Cataract and Refractive Surgery News

 
 
  • AAO Novel Intraocular Lens May Prevent Negative Dysphotopsia A novel intraocular lens design appeared to prevent negative dysphotopsia after cataract surgery, according to prospective studies involving 100 patients.
  • AAO Stem Cell Therapy Among Hot Topics at AAO 2017 A potential treatment for two eye conditions that currently have none -- inherited retinal disease and dry age-related macular degeneration -- will be among the most anticipated research presented at AAO 2017.
  • Should Diplopia Be Handled Differently in Ambulatory Settings Versus the ED? Diplopia-related healthcare visits are common in the U.S., but the cause of the disorder may differ between ambulatory settings and the emergency department (ED), and diagnostic investigations should be adapted accordingly, researchers in Michigan say.
  • How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer Cataract surgery is a common and relatively safe procedure, but taking a few specific steps can help make it even safer, according to experts in Massachusetts.
  • Cash Injection: Sovereign Funds Target Healthcare Imagine contact lenses that monitor glucose levels for diabetics, tiny implants to tackle chronic diseases, or algorithms that crunch data to predict illness rates.
  • Alert FDA: Blindness Risk From Compounded Vancomycin Eye Injections The FDA is warning against intraocular injections of vancomycin either alone or in combination with other drugs, in light of a new case of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis.
  • Laser May Be Safer Than Bevacizumab in Babies With Acute-phase ROP Babies with acute-phase retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) who are treated with bevacizumab have more long-term eye problems than babies treated with laser, according to a new randomized controlled trial done in Italy.
  • EURETINA Retina Specialists Seek to Stem Myopia Epidemic In an effort to slow the explosive increase in myopia and its subsequent progression, retina specialists are recommending early intervention.
  • U.S. Doctors Unsure Kids Under 3 Need Vision Screening Children should get their vision tested at least once between ages 3 and 5, but there isn’t enough evidence to say for sure whether they need evaluations when they’re younger, according to new guidelines from U.S. physicians.
  • Discordance Between Dry-eye Signs and Symptoms Offers Useful Clues When patient-reported symptoms of dry eye don’t align with measurable signs of ocular surface disease, the discordance is associated with comorbidities related to clinical pain and hyperalgesia, a new report suggests.
  • Alert FDA Warns About Triamcinolone and Moxifloxacin Combo for Eye The FDA issued a safety alert after serious adverse events were reported in at least 43 patients who received a compounded triamcinolone and moxifloxacin product by intravitreal injection.
  • Space Flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome Raises Concern Astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) experience changes to the visual system that raise concerns about the possibility of vision loss during future manned missions to Mars or other destinations, according to researchers.
  • More Evidence That Outdoor Time May Help Prevent Nearsightedness Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds.
  • Implantable Collamer Lens Effective in Low-to-moderate Myopia Posterior-chamber implantation of a phakic intraocular lens using the Hole Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) appears to be as effective for low-to-moderate myopia as it is for high myopia, researchers from Japan report.
  • Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen An in vitro case series suggests that coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), the most common cause of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, is becoming less susceptible to fluoroquinolones, according to Florida-based researchers.
  • Ophthalmology Surgical Pioneer Roger F. Steinert, MD, Dies A medical adviser at Medscape for many years, not only did he leave a long legacy of accomplishment, he was also 'a leader, teacher, mentor, friend,' said one of many colleagues.
  • Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of age-related nuclear cataract (ARNC), new research from the U.K. suggests.
  • Minimal Differences Between Anti-VEGF Drugs on IOP Over Time Patients on anti-VEGF therapy may have a small decrease in intraocular pressure (IOP) over time, but with minimal differences between aflibercept, ranibizumab, and bevacizumab, a new large study suggests.
  • Diabetic Macular Edema Rates Increase After Cataract Surgery The rates of treatment-requiring diabetic macular edema (DME) increase sharply in the year after cataract surgery, according to new findings from the U.K.
  • Vision Impairment Among U.S. Preschoolers a Growing Problem A growing number of U.S. children may develop vision problems before they reach kindergarten, according to a study that suggests eye screenings will become increasingly important for the preschool set.