Ophthalmologists around the world have been dedicating their time and expertise to deliver eye care services, including screening and surgery, in Cambodia, in an initiative supported by the Khmer Sight Foundation.
The Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), now in its 36th year, is just around the corner, and this time, the Reed Messe in Vienna, Austria, will be hosting the event.
OCT-based biometers like the ARGOS allow for accurate measurement of very dense lenses in cataractous patients.
Sometimes, a little background music helps one to come to grips with one’s feelings. Whilst I was thinking of a particular patient one day, the juke box in my brain started playing Cher’s 1980s hit ‘If I could turn back time’.
Stereoscopic photographs are a useful tool in the detection of glaucoma, however, the difficulty in obtaining them has seen them underused in favour of optical coherence tomography (OCT). A new device is attempting to redress this balance, enabling stereo-photography to be used alongside OCT for optimal practice.
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).