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Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Edited by: Prof Jorge Alio, Dr Colm McAlinden

Refractive surgery has undergone an explosive evolution during the last decades. With the introduction of excimer laser and phakic intraocular lenses, refractive surgery has been lead to its maturity both scientifically and clinically. Intrastromal femtosecond laser assisted corneal excision has been mentioned as the most important innovation recently. The use of refractive surgery has also been envisioned to lead to improvements in the handicapped eyes. Refractive surgery procedure has technologically developed to improve the quality of life by increasing the quality of vision and is reaching a high level from which we could expect further improvements.

This article collection highlights recent progress in cataract and refractive surgery. It aims to publish articles which will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand cataract and refractive surgery and the most updated topics on the cutting edge at this moment in this field.

Collection published: 16 October 2014

  1. Review

    Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in thin corneas

    Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a therapeutic procedure aiming at increasing the corneal stiffness in the keratoconus eyes by induction of cross-links within the extracellular matrix. It is achieved by...

    Xiangjun Chen, Aleksandar Stojanovic, Jon Roger Eidet and Tor Paaske Utheim

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:15

    Published on: 7 September 2015

  2. Review

    The evolution of corneal and refractive surgery with the femtosecond laser

    The use of femtosecond lasers has created an evolution in modern corneal and refractive surgery. With accuracy, safety, and repeatability, eye surgeons can utilize the femtosecond laser in almost all anterior ...

    Antonis Aristeidou, Elise V. Taniguchi, Michael Tsatsos, Rodrigo Muller, Colm McAlinden, Roberto Pineda and Eleftherios I. Paschalis

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:12

    Published on: 14 July 2015

  3. Review

    Femtosecond laser cataract surgery

    Femtosecond laser (FSL) cataract surgery is in its infancy but is rapidly gaining popularity due to the improved consistency and predictability for corneal incisions and anterior capsulorhexis. It enables subs...

    Zoltan Z. Nagy and Colm McAlinden

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:11

    Published on: 30 June 2015

  4. Research

    The European registry of quality outcomes for cataract and refractive surgery (EUREQUO): a database study of trends in volumes, surgical techniques and outcomes of refractive surgery

    A European web-based registry for refractive surgery was established in 2008; The European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO). The aim of the registry was to improve tre...

    Mats Lundström, Sonia Manning, Peter Barry, Ulf Stenevi, Ype Henry and Paul Rosen

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:8

    Published on: 30 April 2015

  5. Review

    Intraocular lens power calculation following laser refractive surgery

    Refractive outcomes following cataract surgery in patients that have previously undergone laser refractive surgery have traditionally been underwhelming. This is related to several key issues including the pre...

    Christopher Hodge, Colm McAlinden, Michael Lawless, Colin Chan, Gerard Sutton and Aifric Martin

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:7

    Published on: 2 April 2015

  6. Review

    Centration axis in refractive surgery

    The human eye is an asymmetric optical system and the real cornea is not a rotationally symmetrical volume. Each optical element in the eye has its own optical and neural axes. Defining the optimum center for ...

    Samuel Arba Mosquera, Shwetabh Verma and Colm McAlinden

    Eye and Vision 2015 2:4

    Published on: 24 February 2015

  7. Review

    Presbyopic correction on the cornea

    The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize and appraise the evidence of the benefits of presbyopic correction on the cornea for visual function.

    Samuel Arba Mosquera and Jorge L Alió

    Eye and Vision 2014 1:5

    Published on: 13 November 2014

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