The more educated a person is, the more myopic they are likely to become, according to researchers at the University of Bristol, UK.
A new method for predicting the behaviour of multifocal IOLs has been developed. This methodology could be very useful for ophthalmologists, enabling them to know the potential effect of the implantation of an IOL in any type of eye prior to implantation.
As an objective measure of the function of retinal ganglion cells, pattern electroretinography (PERG) testing reveals subclinical optic nerve changes that may be critical for deciding when to start therapy to avoid vision loss from glaucoma progression.
The management of astigmatism can be accomplished during cataract surgery. Employing femtosecond lasers improves the accuracy, safety and predictability of arcuate incisions, as well as the alignment of toric IOL placement.
A new list of 133 genetic variants can help predict whether someone might develop primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).
Cataract remains the most common causes of blindness worldwide, followed by uncorrected refractive error, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cornea-related diseases, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy, researchers believe.
The use of OCT instruments to image the posterior segment has become almost ubiquitous, and now it is convenient for practitioners to image not only the retina, but also the choroid, with a high level of reproducibility and detail.
Today, retina specialists have access to a broad range of imaging devices with different image-acquiring technologies.
Ciclosporin A Cationic Emulsion (CsA CE; Ikervis, Santen) significantly improved signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in a randomised controlled trial.
In the early days of my career as a private practitioner in the field if ophthalmology, armed with just a slit lamp and a trial frame, the challenge was only the appropriate care of the patient.