VIDEO: Astigmatism affects multifocal IOL models

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands – At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting, Francesco Carones, MD, speaks about the impact of residual and induced astigmatism on the performance of multifocal IOLs.  In a study, he analyzed how different multifocal IOL models are more or less sensitive to astigmatism, suggesting a “tolerable” threshold for each of these models. 

VIDEO: New technology develops data to create personalized defocus curves

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands – At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting, Arthur Cummings, MD, discusses a novel technology being developed by IROCH science. The device, held on spectacles, gathers data on vision in daily activities. That data may be used to create a personal defocus curve and help inform decision-making regarding which IOL technology is best for the patient.

Medicaid expansions improved preventive care, but study finds Americans want changes to ACA

Due to insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, Americans were more likely to undertake preventive care, according to data published in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. However, a recently released survey from NORC at the University of Chicago revealed that although essential components of the health care law are effective and popular, many Americans strongly support changes, but not an immediate repeal.“The U.S. population receives suboptimal levels of preventive care and has a high prevalence of risky health behaviors,” Kosali Simon, PhD, of Indiana University’s School of Public (Read more...)