Current practice and patient selection for ISBCS in the UK

This study investigated patient and operative characteristics for immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) and delayed bilateral cataract surgery (DSCS). The annual NHS spend on cataract surgery is £500 million, a figure expected to rise by 50% in the next...

Long-term outcome of scleral-sutured posterior chamber intraocular lens

This is a retrospective review of 392 consecutive cases in 349 patients who had scleral-sutured intraocular lens (IOL) due to aphakia, subluxated or luxated IOL, over a 10-year period in one centre from Barcelona. Preop and postop data were collected...

Multicentre PCO rates in different brands of monofocal intraocular lenses

This was a longitudinal, retrospective cohort study featuring 47,754 (three years) and 20,763 (five years) eyes with age-related (≥65 year) cataract surgeries between 2010-2013 across seven UK ophthalmology clinics. The three- and five-year incidence of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) and...

Atropine treatment for myopia in western countries – rationale

This preliminary study sets out the rationale, methodology and participant baseline characteristics for the Western Australia Atropine for the Treatment of Myopia (WA-ATOM). It is a double masked randomised placebo-controlled trial. This study is designed to be combined with the...

Accuracy of intraocular lens power calculations in paediatric eyes

A study comparing the accuracy of the SRK II, SRK/T, Hoffer Q, Holladay 1, T2 and Super formula in predictive refractive outcomes in children undergoing primary IOL insertion into the capsular bag following cataract surgery. A total of 377 eyes...

Diffuse lamellar keratitis

This study group reviewed cytokine- and chemokine-mediated mechanisms of diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) after lamellar corneal surgical procedures. DLK can occur early or late (months to decades) after all lamellar corneal surgeries, including laser in situ keratomileusis, small incision lenticule...

Patient satisfaction after refractive lens exchange with an EDOF lens

The aim of this study was to identify independent factors associated with postoperative satisfaction after refractive lens exchange with an extended depth of focus intraocular lens (EDOF IOL). Patients who underwent a refractive lens exchange with bilateral implantation of the...

Practical application of cataract risk stratification

This study assessed the practicability of a risk stratification system, the New Zealand Cataract Risk Stratification (NZCRS) in a major teaching hospital. The scoring system was as follows: three points for Dense cataract, pseudoexfoliation (PXF), phacodonesis, previous vitrectomy and only...

Risk factors for lens dislocation post cataract surgery

This retrospective cohort study in Korea assessed the risk factors for intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation. They used national data of 2,162,191 patients who had had cataract surgery between 2009 and 2016. They excluded any patient who had an IOL dislocation...

Comparison of changes in ECD and CCT between CPS and FLACS

This is an intraindividual randomised clinical trial of 134 eyes from 67 patients, one eye was treated with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) (including pretreatment of main incision, side port, capsulotomy and lens fragmentation) and the fellow eye received conventional...

Preoperative anxiety levels and pain during cataract surgery

Increased anxiety has been shown to be associated with greater pain in a number of procedures. In this observational, non-interventional study, the authors sought to evaluate the correlation between pain with phacoemulsification surgery (under topical and intracameral local anaesthesia) and...

Sutureless, scleral fixated-IOLs

This was a retrospective cohort study of 112 sutureless, scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens implantations (SSFCIOL) over a four-year time period. Mean follow-up duration was 13.0 ±10.4 months. The primary indication for SSFCIOL was dislocation of IOL due to zonular...