Femtosecond laser-assisted incisions minimize wound healing response

This prospective trial compared the healing times of clear corneal incisions after femtosecond laser-assisted versus steel bevel knife-assisted cataract surgery.

Study design

The study included 58 eyes with 2.2-mm femtosecond laser-assisted biplanar clear corneal incisions, and 34 eyes with 2.2-mm manual single-plane clear corneal incisions.

All patients were evaluated on postoperative day 1, week 1, month 1 and month 3 using spectral-domain OCT (RTVue-XR Avanti, Optovue Inc). T....Continue reading

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month –                                    An important time to raise awareness for this sight-robbing disease.

Glaucoma is an age-related disease and is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 40. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. If you have a close blood relative with glaucoma, it raises your risk of getting it.

Glaucoma is the sneak thief of sight, since the....Continue reading

Is OCT better at detecting glaucoma progression?

Using longitudinal data from a prospective study, investigators compared detection rates of glaucoma progression using OCT and visual field (VF) testing.

Study design

The cohort comprised 356 glaucoma suspect (GS)/preperimetric glaucoma (PPG) eyes and 153 perimetric glaucoma (PG) eyes from the multicenter Advanced Imaging for Glaucoma Study.

OCT progression was defined as a downward trend in average retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) or ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness. VF pr....Continue reading

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