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Bryan S Lee, David F Chang
PURPOSE: To compare the rotational stability of the 2 most commonly used toric intraocular lenses (TIOLs). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in a single private practice. SUBJECTS: The study included all patients receiving an Acrysof (n = 626) or Tecnis TIOL (n = 647) over an 18-month period from April 2015 to September 2016. Patients were only excluded if their surgery could not be performed using a digital marking system. METHODS: All patients had cataract surgery performed in the same surgical center with a similar technique...
March 12, 2018: Ophthalmology
Adi Einan-Lifshitz, Nir Sorkin, Tanguy Boutin, Zale Mednick, Mohammad Kreimei, Clara C Chan, David S Rootman
PURPOSE: To suggest a new surgical approach for posterior opacities or persistent Descemet membrane (DM) detachment in failed deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and to report the outcome of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in a series of patients with DALK failure. METHODS: In this retrospective case series of patients who underwent DMEK for failed DALK at Toronto Western Hospital, 4 patients with failed DALK who underwent DMEK surgery were included...
February 22, 2018: Cornea
Kerr Brogan, Basu Dawar, David Lockington, Kanna Ramaesh
PURPOSE: To objectively measure head drift during cataract surgery, and subjectively simulate eye movements and assess impact on surgical technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve consecutively recorded routine cataract operations in the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow, were reviewed. The speculum was used as a fixed point and correlated with a superimposed virtual ruler to measure maximum head drift in each direction throughout the operations...
February 21, 2018: Eye
Mihail Zemba, Alina-Cristina Stamate
Penetrating keratoplasty is a surgical intervention that despite the progress of surgical techniques and of postoperative treatment continues to have numerous complications. Many of them, such as graft rejection, significant astigmatism, cystoid macular edema, or cataract lead to important limitations of the visual function. Glaucoma is possibly the most dangerous complication following PK, leading to loss of the visual potential of the eye due to irreversible damage to the optic nerve. Identifying the risk factors permits an attentive follow-up and rapid treatment of the postoperative IOP rises...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Parveen Sen, Vinay Kumar S, Pramod Bhende, Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Chetan Rao, Dhanashree Ratra, Pradeep Susvar, Sreelakshmi Kummamuri, Sufiyan Shaikh, Lingam Gopal
OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome and complications of sutured scleral fixated intraocular lenses (SSFIOL) in children. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SUBJECTS: A total of 279 eyes of 230 children who underwent SSFIOL at ≤18 years of age in a tertiary eye care centre in India. METHODS: Treatment-naive children having traumatic cataract or subluxated lens underwent a single-sitting lensectomy and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), along with SSFIOL insertion...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Abdullah Ozkaya, Gurkan Erdogan, Beril Tulu, Hatice Nur Tarakcioglu
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of subtotal vitrectomy in epiretinal membrane (ERM) and idiopathic macular hole (IMH) surgeries. METHODS: The patients who underwent vitrectomy for primary ERM and IMH were included. After the truncation of posterior hyaloid, cortical vitreous was incompletely removed and anterior vitreous was left in place. The main outcome measure was the complications of the surgical technique during the postoperative 12 months of follow-up...
February 7, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Kellam D Bayley, R A Read
OBJECTIVE: To test a sub-Tenon's anesthesia technique in dogs as an alternative to systemic neuromuscular blockade to aid in canine cataract surgery under general anesthesia. PROCEDURES: A prospective controlled clinical study was performed involving 12 dogs undergoing bilateral cataract surgery under general anesthesia. One eye was randomly assigned to have phacoemulsification and prosthetic lens implantation performed with sub-Tenon's anesthesia (STA), and the control eye had surgery performed with systemic neuromuscular blockade (NMB)...
February 6, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Melanie L Church, Daniel R Priehs, Heidi Denis, Lara Croft, Stacy DiRocco, Michelle Davis
OBJECTIVE: To describe surgical technique, postoperative complications, and visual outcome in penguins after phacoemulsification lens extraction surgery. ANIMALS STUDIED: Twenty-one penguins (27 eyes) that had phacoemulsification from 2011 to 2015 at Animal Eye Associates. Species included are as follows: 14 southern Rockhopper (18 eyes, 66.6%), 4 Gentoo (4 eyes, 19%), 2 King (3 eyes, 9.5%), and 1 Chinstrap penguin (2 eyes, 4.8%). Eleven of the penguins were females, and 10 were males with average age at the time of surgery being 27...
February 6, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Danilo Iannetta, Leonore Engelbrecht, Marco Mura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of different types of nitinol baskets to capture, lift and hold the lens material, dropped during a complicated phacoemulsification, as an adjunctive surgical tool in vitreoretinal surgery and to evaluate the outcomes and complication of this new surgical technique in a small series of patients. METHODS: Patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for retained lens fragments operated during December 2014 and March 2015 at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, were included in this study...
February 1, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Diana V Do, Stephen Gichuhi, Satyanarayana S Vedula, Barbara S Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Cataract formation or acceleration can occur after intraocular surgery, especially following vitrectomy, a surgical technique for removing the vitreous that is used in the treatment of many disorders that affect the posterior segment of the eye. The underlying problem that led to vitrectomy may limit the benefit from removal of the cataractous lens. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of surgery versus no surgery for postvitrectomy cataract with respect to visual acuity, quality of life, and other outcomes...
January 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Masaki Tanito
Trabeculotomy (LOT) is performed to reduce the intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma, both in children and adults. It relieves the resistance to aqueous flow by cleaving the trabecular meshwork and the inner walls of Schlemm's canal. Microhook ab interno LOT (µLOT), a novel minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, incises trabecular meshwork using small hooks that are inserted through corneal side ports. An initial case series reported that both µLOT alone and combination of µLOT and cataract surgery normalize the intraocular pressure during the early postoperative period in Japanese patients with glaucoma...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Konstantinos Laios
Professor Samuel David Gross (1805-1884) is considered as one of the founders of American surgery. He was a skillful surgeon who could excellently perform a lithotomy, an amputation, and a cataract surgery. He introduced many new surgical techniques and designed new surgical and medical instruments. He expertise was not limited to surgery alone; he also published studies concerning internal medicine, pathology, experimental physiology, and pharmacology. His most important treatise was his 2-volume work, A System of Surgery, Pathological, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Operative (1861), which was a standard reference book in surgery in the United States during the second half of 19th century...
December 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
Juris Vanags, Renārs Erts, Guna Laganovska
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study sought to evaluate anterior capsulorhexis opening (ACO) reductions after surgery for a subluxated lens. Significant reduction of an ACO supports direct zonular involvement (capsular factors excluded by use of capsular tension rings [CTRs] and modern intraocular lens [IOLs]), and these findings question the long-term efficacy of subluxated lens surgery by means of cataract surgery. A small ACO due to lens mobility, non-enlargement of the ACO, and no lens epithelial cell washing due to an additional risk of further zonular damage were left as additional features to evaluate the possible outcomes of this simplified but still complicated surgery...
December 14, 2017: Medicina
George D Kymionis, Dimitrios A Liakopoulos, Michael A Grentzelos, Irini Naoumidi, Georgios A Kontadakis, Konstantinos I Tsoulnaras, Myrsini K Petrelli
We present two cases with focal corneal edema due to Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy that were successfully treated with mini Descemet membrane stripping (m-DMES) (diameter of 3-4 mm; at the area of preexisting focal corneal edema) without endothelial replacement during cataract surgery. Specular microscopy demonstrated Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy and histopathologic evaluation confirmed the diagnosis. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography and confocal microscopy were used for the evaluation of the corneal tissue recovery course after the surgical procedure...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
Tetsuro Oshika, Yuichi Ohashi
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of cataract surgery with emphasis on the relationship between surgery-related factors and the incidence of postoperative infectious endophthalmitis. SETTING: Ninety-three surgical sites in Japan. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Eyes that were scheduled to have cataract surgery from January 20 to September 30, 2014, were included. Phacoemulsification and implantation of a single-piece hydrophobic acrylic foldable intraocular lens (IOL) were performed...
November 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Ivano Riva, Andreas Katsanos, Francesco Oddone, Luciano Quaranta
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of visually non-significant cataract extraction in patients with hypotony maculopathy and reduced visual acuity due to over-filtering blebs after trabeculectomy. METHODS: Patients with intraocular pressure (IOP) < 6 mmHg and documented hypotony maculopathy due to over-filtering blebs after trabeculectomy were prospectively recruited. Eligible patients underwent visually non-significant cataract phacoemulsification, no earlier than 12 weeks from the diagnosis of hypotony maculopathy...
January 2018: Advances in Therapy
Virender S Sangwan, Swati Gupta, Shilpa Das
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cataracts are a significant cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. With the recent advances in cataract surgery techniques, outcomes have improved significantly in uncomplicated cases. This article discusses the challenges and outcomes of cataract surgery in complex cases targeting eyes with ocular surface diseases like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, Mooren's ulcer, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and limbal stem cell deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: Ocular surface diseases are commonly associated with corneal scarring and vascularization, conjunctival inflammation, symblepharon and forniceal shortening...
January 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
Abhay R Vasavada, Vaishali A Vasavada
Posterior polar cataracts (PPC) have always been a challenge for cataract surgeons due to their inherently higher propensity for posterior capsule rupture. Over the years, several technical modifications have been suggested to enhance safety and reduce posterior capsule rupture rates in these polar cataracts. This review article tries to present the various techniques and strategies to published in literature to manage PPCs. It also discusses pearls for making surgery more reproducible and consistent, as well as the role of newer diagnostic and surgical technology based on the published literature on the subject...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Nicole Shu-Wen Chan, Seng-Ei Ti, Soon-Phaik Chee
The visual outcome of uveitic cataract surgery depends on the underlying uveitic diagnosis, the presence of vision-limiting pathology and perioperative optimization of disease control. A comprehensive preoperative ophthalmic assessment for the presence of concomitant ocular pathology, with particular emphasis on macula and optic nerve involvement, is essential to determine which patients will benefit from improved vision after cataract surgery. Meticulous examination in conjunction with adjunct investigations can help in preoperative surgical planning and in determining the need for combined or staged procedures...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Michael Lawless, Lewis Levitz, Chris Hodge
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) was introduced in 2009 and has increasingly been incorporated into surgical practice. The automation of three key aspects of cataract surgery was expected to deliver a significant improvement in both refractive and safety outcomes. The published literature has not yet shown consistent refractive improvement above conventional techniques. The purpose of this paper is to review current FLACS refractive outcomes and explore factors that may have contributed to the current findings and whether future improvements are possible...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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