Cataract surgery in older women may reduce risk of death, study shows

New study reveals a longer life might be an unexpected benefit of cataract surgery, the most frequently performed operation in the U.S. A large study of women links the eye procedure to a 60 percent lower risk of dying from all causes. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings.
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Prospective analysis of the predictors of glaucoma following surgery for congenital and infantile cataract, Published online: 18 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41433-018-0316-8Prospective analysis of the predictors of glaucoma following surgery for congenital and infantile cataract
Source: Eye - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
To evaluate changes in intraocular pressure (IOP) after surgical correction of spontaneous late in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
A 23-year-old man developed unilateral corneal ectasia after bilateral small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). The preoperative corneal topography was normal, with a minimum corneal thickness of 582  μm and 586 μm in the right eye and left eye, respectively. The refractive correction was −3.00 diopters (D) sphere in the right eye and −3.50 D sphere in the left eye. At the 12-month postoperative visit, corneal topography showed early signs of ectasia in the right eye; the ectasia had det eriorated by the 15-month examination.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
e; JL Abstract PURPOSE:: To evaluate the long-term objective and subjective results of a trifocal intraocular lens. METHODS:: Prospective observational study enrolling 24 eyes that underwent uneventful microincisional cataract surgery with bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens (FineVision Micro F, PhysIOL, Belgium). After a mean follow-up period of 60 ± 2 months, patients answered the 10-item Near Activity Vision Questionnaire (NAVQ-10) and were assessed for uncorrected and corrected distance, intermediate and near visual acuity, defocus curve, light-dis...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Visual outcomes within 1.0 diopter of target refraction were achieved in 85% of eyes using the calculation methods listed above. Haigis-L, Barrett True-K (no history), and Scheimpflug TCRP 4 mm (Haigis) and TRP 4 mm (Haigis) methods showed comparably low prediction errors, despite the absence of historical patient information. PMID: 30549474 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Anterior chamber and posterior chamber iris-claw IOL fixations proved equally effective and safe for aphakic correction in eyes with inadequate capsular support. PMID: 30524757 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Tognetto D, De Giacinto C, Perrotta AA, Candian T, Bova A, Rinaldi S, Turco G Abstract Purpose: To compare the capsule edges ultrastructure obtained by two femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) platforms and manual continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Setting: Eye Clinic, University of Trieste, Italy. Design: Experimental comparative study. Methods: 150 anterior capsules were collected and divided into three groups as follows: Group 1 (50 capsules) obtained with manual CCC, Groups 2 and 3 (each with 50 capsules) obtained with the Cat...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Assessment of vision-related quality of life following refractive surgery has become increasingly important. This prospective cohort study aims to evaluate functional vision and quality of life outcomes after bilateral wavefront-guided (WFG) LASIK surgery.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
To assess the efficacy and safety of an innovative selective-laser device (CAPSULaser ®, EXCEL-LENS, Inc., California, USA) for the creation of anterior capsulotomies during cataract surgery when compared to manual capsulotomies.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
To create a highly balanced comparison of ab interno trabeculectomy (Trabectome, AIT) and trabecular bypass stenting (iStent, TBS).
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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