March 28, 2023
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Trattler W. The future of refractive surgical treatment: Patterns and future developments. Provided at: Informing It Like It Is 2023; Feb. 15-19, 2023. Tampa, Florida.
. Trattler reports having disclosures for AcuFocus, Alcon, Allergan, ArcScan, Avellino Labs, Avedro/Glaukos, Azura Ophthalmics, Bausch + Lomb, BVI, CXLO, Guardian Health, Johnson & & Johnson, Kala, Lensar, Ocular Therapeutix, Oculus, Omeros, RxSight, Sight Sciences, Sun, TissueTech/BioTissue, Zeiss and Zepto. .
- While existing refractive surgical treatment innovations work, cosmetic surgeons need to look for much better treatments.
- Future patterns consist of broadening candidateship, enhancing refractive treatments and embracing developments.
TAMPA, Fla.– Broadening candidateship, enhancing treatments and embracing brand-new developments are crucial to advancing refractive surgical treatment in the future, according to a speaker at the Informing It Like It Is conference.
” Total, our objective is to get our clients out of glasses, out of contact lenses,” William B. Trattler, MD, stated. “Our existing innovations are actually safe and reliable, however we’re constantly trying to find larger and much better.”
Trattler stated existing treatments will require to enhance to much better reward clients. He has actually seen a great deal of advances in the last 25 years alone, such as much better diagnostics and enhanced laser treatments, and advances in epithelial mapping have actually assisted enhance outcomes with existing LASIK, PRK and SMILE treatments.
” PRK is a much better treatment than it was 15 year ago with less pain,” he stated. “Our future will be if we can get our clients to be pain-free, in addition to faster vision healing and preventing haze.”
Lastly, Trattler stated development will be vital to enhancing refractive surgical treatment. One location of research study that intrigues him is utilizing index of refraction in the cornea or lens to enhance vision.
” This is still extremely investigational, so we have a methods to precede this will be readily available,” he stated. “It may be a treatment for our clients with keratoconus that aren’t qualified for LASIK or PRK, however possibly that’s a method we can alter their prescription in a good method.”