Is cataract surgery a risk factor for progression of macular degeneration?


PURPOSE OF REVIEW:There is a suggestion of increased risk or progression of age-related macular degeneration after cataract surgery, which is related to the increased exposure of the retina to short-wavelength light. RECENT FINDINGS:Cell culture and animal work has described retinal and retinal pigment epithelium phototoxicity on acute light exposure. Clinical studies suggest that the use of short-wavelength-blocking intraocular lenses can help but may also affect visual function and circadian rhythm. SUMMARY:Evidence to date fails to prove conclusively that light alone or cataract surgery can induce or cause the progression of age-related macular degeneration. A randomized clinical study of the use of short-wavelength (blue)-blocking lenses to prove or disprove the ability of these intraocular lenses to help in preventing progression of age-related macular degeneration is needed.


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  • Lasers in cataract surgery.

    abstract::Several laser technologies including 1053-nm picosecond, excimer, erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet, and neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) have been studied for use in the removal of cataractous lens tissue. Nd:YAG laser phacolysis involves laser pulses striking a titanium target that are incorporated into an i...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Dodick JM,Lally JM,Sperber LT

    更新日期:1993-02-01 00:00:00

  • New treatments for serpiginous choroiditis.

    abstract::Serpiginous choroiditis is a bilateral, inflammatory condition of the inner choroid and overlying retinal pigment epithelium with a distinctive retinal distribution. Although rare, serpiginous choroiditis deserves attention because it can lead to permanent loss of vision due to foveal involvement by inflammation or ch...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Akpek EK,Ilhan-Sarac O

    更新日期:2003-06-01 00:00:00

  • Postcataract surgical inflammation.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To describe the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and recent developments in the diagnosis and management of postcataract surgery inflammation. RECENT FINDINGS:In patients with pre-existing uveitis, control of inflammation with topical and/or systemic therapy for 3 months preoperatively continues to be imp...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Taravati P,Lam DL,Leveque T,Van Gelder RN

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • Corneal complications of cataract surgery.

    abstract::Recent advances in cataract surgery have reduced the incidence of corneal complications. Review of the current literature reveals a trend toward early visual rehabilitation and minimization of postoperative astigmatism by careful selection of incision type and location for small-incision cataract surgery. Since the in...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Batlan SJ,Dodick JM

    更新日期:1996-08-01 00:00:00

  • Phakic intraocular lenses.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Recent advances in the design and material of phakic intraocular lenses have made them very predictable, safe and effective. The use of these lenses in refractive surgery is expected to increase very significantly in the near future. The aim of this review is to update the reader regarding the recent ...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Espandar L,Meyer JJ,Moshirfar M

    更新日期:2008-07-01 00:00:00

  • Neuroprotection in glaucoma: recent and future directions.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The concept of neuroprotective therapy for glaucoma is that damage to retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) may be prevented by intervening in neuronal death pathways. This review focuses on strategies for neuroprotection and summarizes preclinical studies that have investigated potential agents over the last...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Danesh-Meyer HV

    更新日期:2011-03-01 00:00:00

  • Current and future applications of corneal cross-linking.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To review current concepts and future directions of corneal cross-linking (CXL) as a treatment for keratoconus, ectasia after refractive surgery and infectious keratitis. RECENT FINDINGS:Several important laboratory and clinical studies have established the safety and success of corneal cross-linking...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Khandelwal SS,Randleman JB

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Is laser trabeculoplasty the new star in glaucoma treatment?

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:For decades, laser trabeculoplasty has been a well-proven therapeutic option in glaucoma management, and more recently, it has only gained in popularity. One reason for such popularity is that selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a therapy independent of patient adherence, which is typically low a...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Töteberg-Harms M,Meier-Gibbons F

    更新日期:2021-01-18 00:00:00

  • Surgical excision of subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes.

    abstract::The possibility for visual improvement after the treatment of subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes with laser photocoagulation is poor. The surgical excision of these membranes in age-related macular degeneration, the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome, idiopathic neovascularization, and myopia is the focus ...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lambert HM,Lopez PF

    更新日期:1993-06-01 00:00:00

  • The impact of glaucoma medication on parameters of ocular perfusion.

    abstract::Whereas intraocular pressure is considered a major risk factor in glaucoma, growing evidence now indicates that ocular ischemia plays a major role too. By virtue of this and because many existing medications are able to interact with vasculature, altering ocular blood flow, it is essential that current and future medi...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Harris A,Jonescu-Cuypers CP

    更新日期:2001-04-01 00:00:00

  • Genetics of pseudoexfoliation syndrome.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (XFS) is a late-onset and complex disorder that is strongly associated with the development of glaucoma. The purpose of this review is to discuss the inheritance patterns and recent genetic advances in the study of this disorder. RECENT FINDINGS:XFS has a strong familial as...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Challa P

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Selectivity of site of action and systemic effects of topical alpha agonists.

    abstract::Clonidine hydrochloride, apraclonidine hydrochloride, and brimonidine tartrate constitute the three topical alpha agonists that are used in the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure. All the alpha agonists have prejunctional (alpha 2) as well as postjunctional (alpha 1) effects. Within the past year, questions ha...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Robin AL,Burnstein Y

    更新日期:1998-04-01 00:00:00

  • The phaco machine: analysing new technology.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The phaco machine is frequently overlooked as the crucial surgical instrument it is. Understanding how to set parameters is initiated by understanding fundamental concepts of machine function. RECENT FINDINGS:This study analyses the critical concepts of partial occlusion phaco, occlusion phaco and pu...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fishkind WJ

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Intraocular lens calculations in patients with keratoectatic disorders.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Intraocular lens (IOL) calculations in patients with keratoconus and other keratoectatic disorders continues to be a challenge for today's cataract surgeon. In this article, we review data published over the past 18 months (June 2018 to January 2020). RECENT FINDINGS:Cataract surgery in keratoconus p...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Smith RG,Knezevic A,Garg S

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Pediatric phakic intraocular lens surgery: review of clinical studies.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To report on the accumulating peer-reviewed data of phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) implantation in the pediatric population. I evaluate and compare the published peer-reviewed articles for the reported efficacy and complications of phakic intraocular lens implantations in children for correction of cl...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Pirouzian A

    更新日期:2010-07-01 00:00:00

  • Pharmacologic considerations for cataract surgery.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:A variety of options exist for perioperative, intraoperative, and postoperative medications in cataract surgery. This article reviews some of the more timely literature on "controversial" subjects in this area. RECENT FINDINGS:Recent literature may support the rationale for intracameral vancomycin at...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Tipperman R

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • Trends in corneal transplantation: indications and techniques.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To describe trends in corneal transplantation surgery, including indications for surgery, evolution of lamellar keratoplasty, current surgical techniques, and future directions. RECENT FINDINGS:Over the past decade, anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty have begun to supplant penetrating kerat...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Ple-Plakon PA,Shtein RM

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Eye pain in the white and quiet eye.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Eye pain is one of the most common presenting symptoms in ophthalmology. It can range from bothersome to debilitating for patients, and it can be vexing for clinicians, especially in the white and quiet eye. The purpose of this review is to provide updates of recent literature regarding eye pain and t...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kulenkamp J,McClelland CM,Lee MS

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of femtosecond and excimer laser platforms available for corneal refractive surgery.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The evolution of laser technology has left today's refractive surgeon with a choice between multiple laser platforms. The purpose of this review is to compare currently available femtosecond and excimer laser platforms, providing a summary of current evidence. RECENT FINDINGS:Femtosecond lasers creat...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Chen LY,Manche EE

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of intravitreal pharmacotherapies including antivascular endothelial growth factor and corticosteroid agents on diabetic retinopathy.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Diabetic retinopathy is common and increasing in prevalence. Pharmacologic management of diabetic macular edema (DME) has improved tremendously over the last decade with the use of two families of intravitreally administered medications: antivascular endothelial growth factor-specific agents and corti...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Wykoff CC

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • Biometry in cataract surgery: a review of the current literature.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To review the literature in 2017 and 2018 pertaining to biometry for cataract surgery and report pertinent findings. RECENT FINDINGS:New devices using swept-source ocular coherence tomography can measure axial length in dense cataracts more frequently than common biometers. Computer-assisted registra...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Moshirfar M,Buckner B,Ronquillo YC,Hofstedt D

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • FOCUSED (Femtosecond Optimized Continuous Uncorrected Sight with EDOF and Diffractive Multifocal IOLs) - A Review.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The aim of this article is to review techniques to maximize all-distance uncorrected visual acuity and minimize photic phenomena after the implantation of multifocal and extended-depth of focus (EDOF) intraocular lenses (IOLs). This review examines the role of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surge...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Barnett BP

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

  • The current and future therapy of allergic conjunctivitis.

    abstract::A wealth of antiallergic drugs is available for ocular allergy, and many new drugs will soon be approved. Pharmaceutical companies frequently seek approval of anti-inflammatory drugs for allergic indications, because it is relatively easy to perform clinical trials for ocular allergy. Extremely safe drugs for mild to ...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Friedlaender MH

    更新日期:1998-08-01 00:00:00

  • Presumed ocular histoplasmosis.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To update the knowledge on the risk factors and treatment options for choroidal neovascular membrane due to ocular histoplasmosis and to provide a treatment algorithm. RECENT FINDINGS:Smoking has been shown to be a strong risk factor in the development of choroidal neovascularization. Alleles that ha...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Thuruthumaly C,Yee DC,Rao PK

    更新日期:2014-11-01 00:00:00

  • Nystagmus.

    abstract::Ophthalmologic nystagmus can be congenital and manifest/latent both of whose waveforms, compensatory mechanisms, and treatment are different. Physiologically, latent nystagmus may be reversed at will, whereas nystagmus and head nodding may be simultaneously triggered at will. Occasional oscillopsia is more frequent th...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Spielmann A

    更新日期:1994-10-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical implications of vascular growth factors in proliferative retinopathies.

    abstract::Angiogenesis is a fundamental component of normal development and pathologic processes within the eye. Complications due to abnormal ocular neovascularization remain the leading cause of visual loss throughout the world today. Neovascularization and the associated increase in vascular permeability are the underlying t...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Aiello LP

    更新日期:1997-06-01 00:00:00

  • Pituitary apoplexy: evaluation, management, and prognosis.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To review the current standard of care in the diagnosis and treatment of pituitary apoplexy and to determine any updated clinical management strategies. RECENT FINDINGS:Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life-threatening medical emergency. Presenting signs and symptoms often include severe headache, vi...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Murad-Kejbou S,Eggenberger E

    更新日期:2009-11-01 00:00:00

  • Ocular manifestations of West Nile virus.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:To review the ocular findings of patients with West Nile Virus. RECENT FINDINGS:Ocular findings have included multifocal choroiditis, vitritis, intraretinal hemorrhages, iritis, keratic precipitates, optic neuritis, branch retinal artery occlusions, and chorioretinal scarring in a case of intrauterin...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Bakri SJ,Kaiser PK

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Outcome of prematurity and retinopathy of prematurity.

    abstract::Retinopathy of prematurity is a disease that manifests soon after birth in the premature infant and may lead to a lifelong disability. More infants at risk for developing the retinopathy are surviving, and the ophthalmologist must be aware of possible vision abnormalities, such as decreased acuity, strabismus, nystagm...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Quinn GE,Dobson V

    更新日期:1996-06-01 00:00:00

  • Burns of the ocular adnexa.

    abstract::Ocular and periocular burns continue to be very complicated problems to manage clinically. Significant contributions have been made over the last year regarding the care and rehabilitation of the patient with this type of injury. N-acetylglucose aminidase activity in burned corneoscleral tissues may prove to be a good...

    journal_title:Current opinion in ophthalmology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: White WL,Hollsten DA

    更新日期:1994-10-01 00:00:00