Visual Outcomes and Refractive Status after Combined Silicone Oil Removal/Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation.

Conclusion: A combined silicone oil removal/cataract surgery with IOL implantation procedure restored functional vision in approximately one-third of cases. However, nearly half of patients were under-corrected. Unfortunately, we did not identify any factors that predicted surgical success. PMID: 29403584 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Proportion of bilaterally cataract blind people undergoing surgery and consequently SRR were low. The most common barriers were at the individual level while facilitating factors at the community level were instrumental in promoting uptake of services. Interventions involving community-based support for the blind may be useful in overcoming barriers to eye care.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Cataract remains the leading cause of blindness in the world and cataract surgery is the most commonly performed elective surgery worldwide, with high success rates in improving vision and quality of life.1,2 During the past few decades, we have witnessed a rapid progression in cataract surgical techniques, including a push to bilateral cataract surgery due to the prospect of rapid rehabilitation and economic benefits.3 In addition to blindness and visual impairment, cataract is associated with a high rate of falls, accidents, and depression.4 –6 Although the impact of cataract is often
Source: Journal of Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Abstract Cataracts are one of the most prevalent diseases of the lens, affecting its transparency and are the leading cause of reversible blindness in the world. The clarity of the lens is essential for its normal physiological function of refracting light onto the retina. Currently there is no pharmaceutical treatment for prevention or cure of cataracts and surgery to replace the affected lens remains the gold standard in the management of cataracts. Pharmacological treatment for prevention of cataracts is hindered by many physiological barriers that must be overcome by a therapeutic agent to reach the avascular ...
Source: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Adv Drug Deliv Rev Source Type: research
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Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
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