Refractive Surgery

Managing Refractive Surgery Complications

Though refractive surgery has advanced a great deal over the decades, complications can still occur. Here’s what to expect from the major procedures.

More Than One Way to Crack a Nucleus

Cataract surgeons discuss their preferred techniques and when to modify for certain scenarios.

Survey: Surgeons Weigh in on IOLs

Cataract surgeons share their thoughts on monofocal, toric, premium and phakic intraocular lenses.

SMILE Complications: What Not to Do

The most common problems that surgeons experience when starting small-incision lenticule extraction procedures.

Getting the Best Results with Phakic Lenses

Refractive surgeons walk through the steps for phakic IOL implantation.

The Ins and Outs of Customized LASIK

Topography-guided and topography-integrated/wavefront-guided treatments can produce excellent results, if surgeons can balance the art and science of the technology.

LASIK Enhancements: Handle with Care

Refractive surgeons say the keys to managing these cases are patience and precision.

Lessons on Clear Lens Extraction

IOL technologies are creating more appeal for refractive lens exchange. Here’s guidance on patient selection.

Matching Patients with LASIK, SMILE or PRK

How refractive surgeons identify the optimal candidates for these laser-vision correction procedures.

Managing Post-LASIK Pain

From dry-eye symptoms to severe neuropathic pain, refractive surgeons should be aware of these possible complaints.