SMILE (Small Incision Lenticule Extraction), also referred to as ‘keyhole laser eye surgery’ is a new treatment for short-sightedness (myopia).
SMILE uses only one of the lasers we use in LASIK; the femtosecond laser and not the excimer laser. Instead of creating a flap, as we do in LASIK, it cuts out a sliver of tissue (a lenticule) from within the cornea.
The AUSCRS’s sister society, APACRS (Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons), held its annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia, on 27-30 July 2016. I was proud to be invited to speak on a numbers of topics including the choice of intraocular lens for cataract surgery and astigmatism management with astigmatism-correcting intraocular lenses.
20 years ago, my friend, Graham Barrett, and I founded the Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS) Association. We formed AUSCRS to provide ophthalmologists with the first organised forum of its kind in Australia. 20 meetings later and AUSCRS has become the go-to place and the peak body for cataract and refractive surgery education.
Last month, Dr Rick Wolfe was invited to speak at the SynergEYES conference held in Sydney…
At VISTAeyes, we are proud to be supporting JulEYE, which aims to raise community awareness of eye health issues …
In a recent article titled “IOL Surgery Astigmatism Elimination”, published in the mivision journal, Dr Rick Wolfe discusses a new paradigm in IOL surgery: astigmatism elimination rather than astigmatism reduction. “A quiet revolution has occurred in intraocular lens (IOL) surgery. It has come not from one remarkable development, but rather from a fortunate confluence of several. For me, this is the most exciting thing to happen in IOL surgery and one I am privileged to be a part of.” Dr Rick Wolfe writes.
The Australian Consumers Association’s Choice magazine has recently published an article titled “A guide to laser eye surgery”. The article looks at laser eye surgery procedures, costs, outcomes and potential risks to help you choose the right option.
At the 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting, Eric Donnenfeld, MD, addresses the myths, misconceptions and realities of LASIK surgery by using an evidence-based approach and evaluates upcoming advancements.
A recent study, published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, examines the prevalence of laser corneal refractive surgery (laser vision correction [LVC]) among ophthalmologists who perform these procedures and to assess the willingness of these ophthalmologists to recommend LVC to immediate family members.
A recent article, published in the mivision journal, assesses the results of four studies which examine trifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) for treatment of presbyopia. The article explains that whilst classic multifocal IOLs are bifocal and dependant on two focal points (representing far and near working distances), lens designers have recently introduced a third focal point in the IOL optic aimed at providing better visual acuity at the intermediate distance while maintaining good far and near vision. Clinical Associate Professor Michael Lawless and Dr Rick Wolfe provide their comments on the evidence of trifocal IOLs for presbyopes.