May 2010





BONUS FEATURE: Crosslinking for Keratoconus

Studies suggest this procedure halts progression of ectasia and may reverse the process.

By Maria A. Woodward, MD

Combining Topography-Guided PRK With CXL: The Athens Protocol

Same-day simultaneous treatment stabilizes ectasia and enhances visual rehabilitation.

By A. John Kanellopoulos, MD

Complications After CXL

The possible causes of keratitis after corneal collagen crosslinking in four patients are examined.

By Jerome C. Vryghem, MD; and Carina Koppen, MD


FEATURE STORY: Crystalens HD 9-Month Results

For most patients, optimal results are achieved by 4 to 6 weeks after implantation.

By Mark Tomalla, MD


INDUSTRY INTERVIEW: Aiming to Change the Face of Refractive Surgery—Again

David Muller, PhD, started Summit Technology in the 1980s and brought the excimer laser to ophthalmology. A quarter century later, he is shaking things up again with a new company, Avedro.


Premium IOLs: Clinical Indications and Pearls for Successful Application

Individualized refraction correction increases the chance for spectacle independence with premium IOLs; however, there is no absolute guarantee.

By Tanja M. Rabsilber, MD; and Gerd U. Auffarth, MD

What Premium IOLs Should be Considered?

For every patient, there is an ideal IOL; it is the surgeon’s responsibility to discover it.

By Antonia Toso, MD; and Simponetta Morselli, MD

The Consequences of Not Offering Premium Lenses

The extra steps needed are worth the effort.

By John F. Doane, MD; and James A. Denning

The Surgeon’s Incentives for Adopting Premium IOLs

Offering these lenses may encourage more word-of-mouth referrals.

By Bernard Heintz, MD

Why I Finally Added Premium IOLs

The shift to refractive cataract surgery is inevitable for all surgeons.

By Khiun F. TJia, MD

Benefits of Toric IOLs in Premium Cataract Surgery

Astigmatism correction at the time of surgery enhances distance UCVA.

By Nienke Visser, MD; Noel J.C. Bauer, MD, PHD; and Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts, MD, PHD

Limbal Relaxing Incisions and Premium IOLs

In patients with astigmatism fitted with a premium lens, LRIs can enhance the postop outcome.

By Bartlomiej J. Kaluzny, MD

Mastering the Patient Conversation

Create realistic expectations to achieve the most satisfying outcomes.

By Arthur B. Cummings, MB CHB, FCS(SA), MMED(OPHTH), FRCS(ED); and Pavel Stodulka, MD, PHD

Managing Patient Expectations With More Chair Time

Learn how to control patient flow.

By Stefanie Schmickler, MD

Choosing Patients for Premium Lenses

Today, objective criteria are more important than subjective criteria.

By Leonardo Akaishi, MD; Marcio Nutels, MD; and Newton Andrade JR, MD

Benefits of a Refractive Coordinator-Counselor

After preoperative examinations, this refractive coordinator’s responsibilities include counseling the patient.

By Resi Pauwels



A preview of today’s new products

5 Questions With Bruce E. Spivey, MD

Dr. Spivey is President of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and Honorary President of the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC).


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