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Third nerve palsy following cataract surgery with sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia

Figure 1: Photograph showing partial ptosis of the right eye two months after surgery (photo by R McLeod). An 83-year-old lady had routine right eye cataract surgery under uncomplicated sub-Tenon’s anaesthesia. She presented two weeks later, explaining that following the...

Results after 1.4mm biaxial cataract surgery and implantation of a new aspheric intraocular lens

The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical outcome and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) after 1.4mm biaxial micro incision cataract surgery (B-MICS) and implantation of a new aspheric intraocular lens (IOL). A total of 157 eyes of 106 patients...

iStent inject®, at the time of cataract surgery show improved QOL (QUALITY OF LIFE) vs cataract alone

In an analysis of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) data (VFQ-25 and OSDI questionnaires) from the Randomized Control Pivotal Trial (RCT) of iStent inject ®, subjects undergoing iStent inject ® plus cataract surgery reported greater vision-related quality of life improvement than cataract surgery alone.

IOL power calculation formulas for myopic eyes undergoing cataract surgery after excimer laser

The authors set out to compare the accuracy of four no-history formulas: Barrett True-K, Haigis-L, Shammas-PL, and Triple-S to calculate the intraocular lens (IOL) power in eyes with previous myopic photorefractive keratectomy or laser in situ keratomileusis, according to their...

Are corneal guttata an additional risk factor in complicated cataract surgery needing a future corneal transplant?

This registry-based cohort study from Sweden utilised data from the Swedish National Cataract Registry and the Swedish Cornea Transplant Registry. Patients who underwent phacoemulsification with a posterior intraocular lens between 2010 and 2012 numbered 192,476. Of these cases, 288 underwent...

Lenstec SBL-3 multifocal intraocular lens for cataract surgery approved by FDA for sale in the US

The Lenstec SBL-3 IOL is a next-generation asymmetric multifocal refractive IOL which provides patients with near, intermediate and distance vision.

Newer generation IOL platforms designed for high-quality visual performance after cataract surgery

Expanding intraocular lens (IOL) capabilities provide broadening options, ranging from next-generation monofocal IOLs for basic cataract surgery, to specialised premium IOLs for lens-based presbyopia correction and astigmatism correction at the time of cataract surgery. Rod McNeil considers several newer alternative...

Acute uveitis from late migration of soft lens matter 10 years post cataract surgery

A 58-year-old Caucasian male presented to the emergency eye clinic with a two-day history of a painful, red left eye and blurred vision. His past ocular history included uncomplicated left phacoemulsification cataract surgery in 2010 and left retinal detachment repair...

“Robot performs cataract surgery on patient!”

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: “Robot performs cataract surgery on patient!” Twenty-five years ago when Eye News launched, a news headline such...

Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is!