Top 5 Updates on Cataracts in 2012

From femtosecond platforms to how cataracts effects driving, eye-care news in regards to cataracts has been quite eventful this year. The following links are to our hand-picked cataracts news pieces from Ophthalmology Times that we think you’ll be interested in.

Cataracts, blurred vision ‘severely’ effected driving

Results of motor vehicles agency-administered vision tests do not necessarily reflect fitness to drive, according to a study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Read more

New CE mark adds utility for laser platform

OptiMedica Corp. has announced that its proprietary platform that combines a femtosecond laser, integrated three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, and a proprietary pattern-scanning technology (Catalys Precision Laser System) has been granted CE mark approval for creating single-plane and multi-plane arc cuts/incisions in the cornea during cataract surgery. Read more

Biometry, IOL power formulae improve outcomes

Accuracy of IOL power calculation can be significantly increased through the use of a low-coherence laser interferometry device (Lenstar LS900, Haag-Streit) for optical biometry combined with a last-generation, four-variable, “paraxial” ray-tracing formula (Olsen formula; PhacoOptics software, IOL Innovations). The benefit is due to improved prediction of postoperative IOL position, said Thomas Olsen, MD. Read more

Surgeon Dr. Robert Welsh dies

Robert C. Welsh, MD, believed to be the first U.S. surgeon to limit his practice to cataract surgery, died Jan. 8. He was 89. Read more

FDA clears femtosecond laser program

The FDA has cleared a new femtosecond laser platform (Femto LDV Z Models, Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG). The platform has been released globally. Read more

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