The Premium Channel: Femtosecond laser technology comes a long way over last decade

More than 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery each year, with more than half of them older than age 65. Cataract surgery as we know it today is one of the safest and most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. The challenges faced by ophthalmologists are higher expectations from our patients because cataract surgery is now treated like refractive surgery and the financial pressures of obtaining LASIK-like outcomes to meet these expectations. Today’s refractive cataract patient is looking at cataract surgery as a chance to have a lifestyle change (Read more...)

CEDARS Debates: Surgeons weigh in on accommodating vs. multifocal IOLs

CEDARS Debates is a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News. CEDARS — Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society — is a group of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology.This month, Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, and Quentin B. Allen, MD, discuss the pros and cons of using accommodating IOLs vs. multifocal IOLs for cataract surgery.