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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624326/randomized-trial-on-illuminated-microcatheter-circumferential-trabeculotomy-versus-conventional-trabeculotomy-in-congenital-glaucoma
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Jyoti Shakrawal, Shveta Bali, Talvir Sidhu, Saurabh Verma, Ramanjit Sihota, Tanuj Dada
PURPOSE: To compare one year outcomes of illuminated microcatheter-assisted circumferential trabeculotomy(IMCT) vs conventional partial trabeculotomy(CPT) for Primary Congenital Glaucom (PCG). DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial METHODS: Forty eyes of 31 patients with unilateral or bilateral primary congenital glaucoma aged less than two years were randomized to undergo IMCT (20 eyes) or CPT (20 eyes). Primary outcome measure was IOP reduction. The success criterion was defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≤ 12 mm Hg without and with anti-glaucoma medications (absolute success and qualified success respectively)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624312/non-lens-based-surgical-techniques-for-presbyopia-correction
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R Bilbao-Calabuig, F Llovet-Osuna
INTRODUCTION: Presbyopia is the most prevalent refractive error. With a progressive aging population, its surgical correction is an important challenge for the ophthalmology community, as well as the millions of patients who suffer from it, and who are increasingly demanding alternatives to its correction with glasses or contact lenses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A review is presented with a synthesised discussion on the pathophysiological theories of presbyopia and an updated and analytical description of the non-lens involvement surgical techniques used to treat presbyopia...
June 14, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622316/corneal-densitometry-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-and-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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F Poyales, N Garzón, J Mendicute, I Illarramendi, P Caro, O Jáñez, F Argüeso, A López
PurposeThe aim of this study was to gain greater insight into the corneal densitometry changes occurring as a result of refractive surgery and to compare these changes across three widely used surgical techniques, namely, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis with a femtosecond laser (LASIK-FS), or ReLEx small-incision lenticule extraction (ReLEx SMILE).Patients and methodsThree hundred and thirty-six patients (184 male and 152 female patients) participated in this study. They were split into three groups according to the refractive surgery technique they had undergone: LASIK-FS (74 patients), PRK (153 patients), and ReLEx SMILE (109 patients)...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620706/complete-corneal-ring-myoring-implantation-versus-myoring-implantation-combined-with-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-keratoconus-3-year-follow-up
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Guzel Bikbova, Gyulli Kazakbaeva, Mukharram Bikbov, Emin Usubov
PURPOSE: To estimate the effectiveness of complete corneal ring (MyoRing) implantation compared with MyoRing implantation combined with corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for keratoconus treatment for 36 months follow-up. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MyoRing implantation was performed in a series of 78 patients (80 eyes) with keratoconus II-III Amsler classification, of these 39 eyes had MyoRing implantation combined with CXL...
June 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617724/intracorneal-inlays-for-the-correction-of-presbyopia
#5
Perry S Binder
The current nonsurgical approaches for the correction of presbyopia are spectacles or contact lenses or the use of pharmaceuticals to create an artificial pupil and/or to stimulate residual accommodation. Refractive surgical procedures use a monovision approach and/or a multifocal corneal laser ablation with or without the induction of negative spherical aberration to improve near vision. More recently, new surgical approaches include intracorneal inlays. Inlay approaches include increasing corneal curvature alone, implanting a multifocal inlay, or by implanting a small aperture device that functions as a pinhole to restore unaided near and intermediate visual acuity...
June 14, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602333/resident-and-young-physician-experience-with-complex-cataract-surgery-and-new-cataract-and-refractive-technology-results%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-ascrs-2016-young-eye%C3%A2-surgeons%C3%A2-survey
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Julie M Schallhorn, Jessica B Ciralsky, Elizabeth Yeu
A survey was offered to attendees of the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) as well as online to ASCRS members. Of the 429 self-identified surgeons in training or those with fewer than 5 years in practice, 83% had performed complex cataract surgery using iris expansion devices or capsular tension rings (63%) and 70% had implanted a toric intraocular lens (IOL). A minority of respondents had performed laser-assisted cataract surgery (27%) or implanted presbyopia-correcting IOLs (39%), and only half (50%) had performed laser vision correction (LVC)...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601345/comparison-of-12-month-anatomic-and-functional-results-between-z6-femtosecond-laser-assisted-and-manual-trephination-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-advanced-keratoconus
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A Blériot, E Martin, P Lebranchu, K Zimmerman, L Libeau, M Weber, B Vabres, I Orignac
The management of severe keratoconus requires corneal transplantation, for which the gold standard is deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), preserving the healthy Descemet's membrane and endothelium. The safety and reproducibility of corneal cuts have been improved by the evolution of femtosecond lasers in refractive surgery, and femtosecond laser in DALK would seem to provide the same advantages over the manual method. In our retrospective study, we compare functional and anatomical results of femtosecond-assisted DALK versus manual trephination DALK in patients with keratoconus in stage 4 of the Krumeich classification...
June 7, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601344/predictability-of-smile-over-four-years-in-high-myopes
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J Burazovitch, D Naguzeswski, T Beuste, M Guillard
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the visual outcomes of the refractive surgery technique small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), are stable, effective, and predictable for high myopia over a four-year period. RESEARCH DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. The data were collected between March 2012 and July 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and forty-eight patients participated in the study; that is, 496 eyes: 140 eyes of 70 patients (52 women/18 men) were classified into the highly myopic group (refraction measured in spherical equivalent (RMSE)>-6 D), and 356 eyes of 178 patients (98 women/80 men) into the control group (RMSE<-6 D)...
June 7, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595130/cyclotorsion-measurement-using-scleral-blood-vessels
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Aydın Kaya, Ali Seydi Keçeli, Ahmet Burak Can, Hasan Basri Çakmak
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Measurements of the cyclotorsional movement of the eye are crucial in refractive surgery procedures. The planned surgery pattern may vary substantially during an operation because of the position and eye movements of the patient. Since these factors affect the outcome of an operation, eye registration methods are applied in order to compensate for errors. While the majority of applications are based on features of the iris, we propose a registration method which uses scleral blood vessels...
June 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594649/accelerated-versus-conventional-corneal-crosslinking-for-refractive-instability-an-update
#10
REVIEW
George D Kymionis, George A Kontadakis, Kattayoon K Hashemi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Corneal crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively new treatment modality offering refractive stability in patients with ectatic disorders. The procedure as initially described (Dresden protocol) is time consuming; accelerated protocols have been lately developed. The purpose of this review is to present the recent findings regarding the comparison of accelerated CXL with the conventional Dresden protocol. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of accelerated protocols are described in the literature...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594648/risk-profiles-of-ectasia-after-keratorefractive-surgery
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Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri T Azar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify and evaluate the risk factors of iatrogenic ectasia after refractive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: We reviewed recently published papers that identified various risk factors associated with ectasia after LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, small incision lenticule extraction, and other refractive surgical procedures. We also attempted to evaluate the relative contributions of these factors to the development of ectasia following refractive surgery...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591281/topographic-outcomes-after-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-in-progressive-keratoconus-1-year-follow-up
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Mauro C Tiveron, Camila Ribeiro Koch Pena, Richard Yudi Hida, Luciane Bugmann Moreira, Felipe Roberto Exterhotter Branco, Newton Kara-Junior
Purpose: We aimed to report and analyze topographic and refractive outcomes following corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus (KC). Methods: We performed a retrospective, analytical, and observational study of 100 eyes from 74 progressive KC patients who underwent CXL at the Eye Hospital of Paraná. Keratometric values were analyzed preoperatively as well as 3 and 12 months postoperatively. Results: For a total of 100 eyes, 68 belonged to male patients...
March 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589448/-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-with-microkeratome-or-femtosecond-laser
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REVIEW
T Kohnen, G Steinwender
OBJECTIVE AND PRINCIPLES: In LASIK, after cutting a lamellating stromal corneal incision (flap) with a microkeratome or a femtosecond laser, the underlying tissue is treated with an excimer laser for refractive correction. The objective is to achieve independency from spectacles and contact lenses due to correction of ametropia. INDICATIONS: Surgery is indicated when the patient wishes to achieve independency from spectacles and contact lenses. For LASIK, the German Commission for Refractive Surgery defined a range of applicability for myopic correction up to -8 diopters (D), astigmatic correction up to 5 D and hyperopic correction up to +3 D...
June 6, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586502/biomechanical-changes-after-lasik-flap-creation-combined-with-rapid-cross-linking-measured-with-brillouin-microscopy
#14
J Bradley Randleman, Johnny P Su, Giuliano Scarcelli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanical changes occurring after LASIK flap creation and rapid corneal cross-linking (CXL) measured with Brillouin light microscopy. METHODS: Porcine eyes (n = 11) were evaluated by Brillouin light microscopy sequentially in the following order: virgin state, after LASIK flap creation, and after rapid CXL. Each eye served as its own control. Depth profile of the Brillouin frequency shift was computed to reveal the depth-dependent changes in corneal stiffness...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586500/implantation-of-implantable-collamer-lenses-after-radial-keratotomy
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Bárbara Martín-Escuer, José F Alfonso, José J Esteve-Taboada, Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: To assess the predictability, efficacy, and safety of posterior chamber phakic implantable collamer lens (ICL) implantation after radial keratotomy. METHODS: In a retrospective non-comparative interventional case series, outcomes in 6 consecutive eyes of 4 patients with residual refraction after radial keratotomy were analyzed after the implantation of ICLs. All of the lenses were implanted to correct the residual refractive error, ranging from -12.00 to +3...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586497/a-three-year-observation-of-corneal-backscatter-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
#16
Tian Han, Jing Zhao, Yang Shen, Yingjun Chen, Mi Tian, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in corneal backscatter after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: One eye was randomly selected from 34 patients who underwent SMILE procedures. Corneal backscatter was analyzed using Scheimpflug technology before surgery and at postoperative 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3, 6, and 12 months, and 3 years. Three different corneal depths (the anterior 120 µm, the center, and the posterior 60 µm) and three concentric radial zones (0 to 2, 2 to 6, and 6 to 10 mm) were analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586496/small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-for-hyperopia-optical-zone-diameter-and-spherical-aberration-induction
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Dan Z Reinstein, Kishore R Pradhan, Glenn I Carp, Timothy J Archer, Marine Gobbe, Walter Sekundo, Raynan Khan, Purushottam Dhungana
PURPOSE: To evaluate optical zone diameter efficacy and spherical aberration change in hyperopic small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Prospective study of 60 consecutive hyperopic SMILE procedures using the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) and matched LASIK procedures with the VisuMax and MEL 80 excimer (Carl Zeiss Meditec) lasers. Inclusion criteria were maximum attempted hyperopic meridian of between +1.00 and +7.00 diopters (D)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579752/comparison-of-visual-acuity-refractive-outcomes-and-satisfaction-between-lasik-performed-with-a-microkeratome-and-a-femto-laser
#18
Sharif Hashmani, Nauman Hashmani, Hina Rajani, Priyanka Ramesh, Junaid Ahmed Soomro, Syed Rashid Hussain Shah, Jaish Kumar, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah
PURPOSE: To compare refractive outcomes, visual acuities, and satisfaction of patients between those treated with laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using a Hansatome microkeratome (HM) and femto-assisted laser (FAL). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 1,366 eyes in 687 patients who underwent LASIK with an HM (n=1,137) and an FAL (n=229) at the two centers of Hashmanis Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Refractive outcomes, including sphere, cylinder, and spherical equivalent in diopters (D), and visual acuities were assessed both preoperatively and at 1 month follow-up...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573990/immediate-sequential-bilateral-cataract-surgery-a-5-year-retrospective-analysis-of-2470-eyes-from-a-tertiary-care-eye-center-in-south-india
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Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Rohit Sreenath
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and benefits of immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective data analysis of patients who underwent immediate sequential bilateral phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation under topical anesthesia from January 2011 to September 2016 was performed. Patients with visually significant bilateral cataract within the axial length range of 21...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561905/calibrated-brightfield-based-imaging-for-measuring-intracellular-protein-concentration
#20
Nathan J Mudrak, Priyanka S Rana, Michael A Model
Intracellular protein concentration is an essential cell characteristic, which manifests itself through the refractive index. The latter can be measured from two or more mutually defocused brightfield images analyzed using the TIE (transport-of-intensity equation). In practice, however, TIE does not always achieve quantitatively accurate results on biological cells. Therefore, we have developed a calibration procedure that involves successive imaging of cells in solutions containing different amounts of added protein...
May 31, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
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