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Emerging Technology in Refractive Cataract Surgery.

Saraiva J, Neatrour K, Waring Iv GO - J Ophthalmol (2016)

Bottom Line: Technology in cataract surgery is constantly evolving to meet the goals of both surgeons and patients.Recent major advances in refractive cataract surgery include innovations in preoperative and intraoperative diagnostics, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), and a new generation of intraocular lenses (IOLs).This paper presents the latest technologies in each of these major categories and discusses how these contributions serve to improve cataract surgery outcomes in a safe, effective, and predictable manner.

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Affiliation: Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.

ABSTRACT
Technology in cataract surgery is constantly evolving to meet the goals of both surgeons and patients. Recent major advances in refractive cataract surgery include innovations in preoperative and intraoperative diagnostics, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), and a new generation of intraocular lenses (IOLs). This paper presents the latest technologies in each of these major categories and discusses how these contributions serve to improve cataract surgery outcomes in a safe, effective, and predictable manner.

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The AcuTarget HD and representation of objective scatter index and tear film analysis.
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fig1: The AcuTarget HD and representation of objective scatter index and tear film analysis.

Mentions: McDonald recently reported that the postoperative prevalence of dry eye related symptoms is approximately 88% [5]. Analysis and optimization of dry eye preoperatively and postoperatively has a beneficial impact on visual outcomes after cataract surgery [6]. Therefore, increased interest among ophthalmologists to utilize objective measurements to assess the ocular surface exists. The Acutarget HD (Visiometrics SL, Spain) assesses the objective scatter index, which can objectively evaluate dry eye disease severity using the degradation of image quality over time (Figure 1) [7]. The Keratograph (Oculus, Germany) noninvasively measures tear break up time, tear meniscus height, and meibography, providing a functional and qualitative analysis of the corneal surface and tear film [8, 9]. The TearLab Osmolarity System (TearLab Corporation, San Diego, California) uses a small tear sample to measure tear osmolarity using a microelectrode. Compared to other commonly used diagnostic tests for dry eye disease, test results were better at predicting dry eye severity [10]. The Lipiflow (TearScience, Morrisville, North Carolina) combines heat and eyelid pressure to treat dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. Recent studies showed consistent improvement in meibomian gland function up to 12 months after the treatment [11].


Emerging Technology in Refractive Cataract Surgery.

Saraiva J, Neatrour K, Waring Iv GO - J Ophthalmol (2016)

The AcuTarget HD and representation of objective scatter index and tear film analysis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: The AcuTarget HD and representation of objective scatter index and tear film analysis.
Mentions: McDonald recently reported that the postoperative prevalence of dry eye related symptoms is approximately 88% [5]. Analysis and optimization of dry eye preoperatively and postoperatively has a beneficial impact on visual outcomes after cataract surgery [6]. Therefore, increased interest among ophthalmologists to utilize objective measurements to assess the ocular surface exists. The Acutarget HD (Visiometrics SL, Spain) assesses the objective scatter index, which can objectively evaluate dry eye disease severity using the degradation of image quality over time (Figure 1) [7]. The Keratograph (Oculus, Germany) noninvasively measures tear break up time, tear meniscus height, and meibography, providing a functional and qualitative analysis of the corneal surface and tear film [8, 9]. The TearLab Osmolarity System (TearLab Corporation, San Diego, California) uses a small tear sample to measure tear osmolarity using a microelectrode. Compared to other commonly used diagnostic tests for dry eye disease, test results were better at predicting dry eye severity [10]. The Lipiflow (TearScience, Morrisville, North Carolina) combines heat and eyelid pressure to treat dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction. Recent studies showed consistent improvement in meibomian gland function up to 12 months after the treatment [11].

Bottom Line: Technology in cataract surgery is constantly evolving to meet the goals of both surgeons and patients.Recent major advances in refractive cataract surgery include innovations in preoperative and intraoperative diagnostics, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), and a new generation of intraocular lenses (IOLs).This paper presents the latest technologies in each of these major categories and discusses how these contributions serve to improve cataract surgery outcomes in a safe, effective, and predictable manner.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.

ABSTRACT
Technology in cataract surgery is constantly evolving to meet the goals of both surgeons and patients. Recent major advances in refractive cataract surgery include innovations in preoperative and intraoperative diagnostics, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), and a new generation of intraocular lenses (IOLs). This paper presents the latest technologies in each of these major categories and discusses how these contributions serve to improve cataract surgery outcomes in a safe, effective, and predictable manner.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus