MAY 2013

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60 EW RESIDENTS May 2013 Review continued from page 58 studies of glistenings in the literature. Despite current data suggesting that glistenings may be insignificant, the longest published followup durations have been barely above a decade, so it is unknown how these lenses will behave at longer time periods. Conclusion Choosing an IOL is a multifactorial decision that must weigh surgeon experience, IOL properties, cost, and comfort with the unknown longterm outcomes of the lens. This well-designed, prospective comparison gives insight into two important postoperative considerations. PCO does not significantly differ between the AcrySof SA60AT and Sensar AR40e, and glistenings do not appear to affect contrast sensitivity. This is useful information in the ongoing effort to improve cataract surgery outcomes and prevent secondary procedures. EW References 1. Behndig A, Monestam E. Quantification of glistenings in intraocular lenses using Scheimpflug photography. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009;35(1):7-14. LET'S T ALK SOLUTIONS We understand the demands you face with today's refractive cataract surgery. The A-Scan Plus Connect ofers improved ease and speed of capturing measurements. The results are more precise scans with less patient chair time. Experience the benefits of our industry's most advanced biometer. 2. Dhaliwal DK, Mamalis N, Olson RJ, Crandall AS, Zimmerman P, Alldredge OC, Durcan FJ, Omar O. Visual significance of glistenings seen in the AcrySof intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg 1996;22(4):452-7. 3. Gunenc U, Oner FH, Tongal S, Ferliel M. Effects on visual function of glistenings and folding marks in AcrySof intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg 2001;27(10):1611-4. 4. Waite A, Faulkner N, Olson RJ. Glistenings in the single-piece, hydrophobic, acrylic intraocular lenses. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;44(1):143-4. 5. Rønbeck M, Behndig A, Taube M, Koivula A, Kugelberg M. Comparison of glistenings in intraocular lenses with three different materials: 12-year follow-up. Acta Ophthalmol 2013; 91(1):66-70. 6. Mackool RJ, Colin J. Limitations of Scheimpflug photography in quantifying glistenings. J Cataract Refract Surg 2009;35(8):1480-1. 7. Hayashi K, Hirata A, Yoshida M, Yoshimura K, Hayashi H. Long-term effect of surface light scattering and glistenings of intraocular lenses on visual function. Am J Ophthalmol 2012;154(2):240-51. 8. Prinz A, Vecsei-Marlovits PV, Sonderhof D, Irsigler P, Findl O, Weingessel B. Comparison of posterior capsule opacification between a 1-piece and a 3-piece microincision intraocular lens. Br J Ophthalmol 2013;97(1):18-22. Contact information Culican: Culican@vision.wustl.edu EyeWorld factoid Visit us at ARVO Booth #213 #24-4400 The longer someone has diabetes, the more likely he or she will have diabetic retinopathy. Between 40 and 45% of those with diagnosed diabetes have some degree of diabetic retinopathy. Source: National Eye Institute www.accutome.com/product/connect 3222 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355 USA • 800-979-2020 • 610-889-0200 • FAX 610-889-3233 • www.accutome.com

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