Femto laser-assisted cataract surgery has been touted by many as a “gentler” method of cataract surgery. In fact, there is little objective evidence to suggest that laser-assisted cataract surgery is any gentler than ultrasound-only cataract surgery…
The range of vision possible with cataract surgery using the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL is impressive, but not complete. It is often still necessary to wear readers to clearly see objects closer than arm’s length.
The Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens – my preferred IOL, is made from Collamer® which is “a pure collagen containing material that is “bio-compatible” with your body’s natural chemistryread more
During cataract surgery the natural lens of the eye is replaced with a clear synthetic lens. These “intraocular lenses” (or “IOLs”) come in a dizzying array of powers, shapes, and materials.read more
A 6 – part blog series discussing why Dr. David Richardson prefers the Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens over crystalens IOL and other multifocal IOLsread more
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.read more
In late June 2014 Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) announced that it had received the CE mark for its “TECNIS® Symfony Extended Range of Vision intraocular lens (IOL)“. So, Europeans get yet another advanced IOL that Americans will likely not have access to for years (if ever) due to our over-protective and administratively bloated medical technology approval process.read more
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.read more
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 leakageread more
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 Although they provide a needed function in the natural lens, they can be problematic after the natural lens has been replaced by a man-made intraocular lens (IOL).read more
Ever Wonder What Happened to Waterbed Technology? Don’t Look Now, but Someday It Could Be in Your Eye.
Dr. Louis “Skip” Nichamin gave an interesting talk at the 2013 Hawaiian Eye Meeting titled “Update on a Fluid-based Accommodating IOL.” This technology being developed by PowerVision involves an IOL with the lens optic and haptics filled with silicon oil.read more