All forms of energy can result in trauma to tissue which then releases pro-inflammatory chemicals such as prostaglandins. Thus, there’s no logical reason to believe that laser-assisted cataract surgery would produce less inflammation than would ultrasound-only cataract surgery.
Recently the FDA approved the use of ReSure® Sealant to prevent leakage from the cataract surgery incision. This is the first sealant to be approved by the FDA for eye surgery…The study data presented to the FDA was impressive. Incisions closed with the ReSure® Sealant leaked less than 5% of the time.
Fully one-third (33%) of sutureless corneal wounds leak after cataract surgery with only one ounce of pressure on the eye! In my mind this is an unacceptably high rate of wound leakage
LECs are naturally occurring cells that line the capsular bag (which holds the lens in place). Although they provide a needed function in the natural lens, they can be problematic after the natural lens has been replaced by a man-made intraocular lens (IOL).
June is National Cataract Awareness Month. As the purpose of About-Eyes.com is to increase the awareness of newer cataract surgery techniques and intraocular lenses (IOLs), I thought it would be most appropriate to launch a few projects this month
I had a patient who really wanted a ReSTOR +3 multifocal IOL but had a dense posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC). Now, a mild PSC is not usually a problem. In his case, however, the cataract had formed a fibrous plaque on the surface of the posterior capsule.