Authors


Vanessa Caceres

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Why remove an IOL? Survey brings key trends into focus

Dislocation, decentration remain common issues; Accurate measurements, solid techniques can help


Dr Jorge L. Alió del Barrio

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Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: Real approach or science fiction?

The first human clinical trial to preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of cellular therapy with mesenchymal stem cells for the corneal stroma has shown promise.


Dr Mona El Zarif

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Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: Real approach or science fiction?

The first human clinical trial to preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of cellular therapy with mesenchymal stem cells for the corneal stroma has shown promise.



Professor Pavel Kuchynka

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Per aspera ad astra – Through hardships to the stars

According to the latest data by the World Health Organization, there are approximately 36 million blind people in the world, and the numbers keep growing due to increasing population sizes in developing countries and rising life expectancies in developed nations.


Steve Lenier

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Corneal mechanical sensitivity in individuals with chronic pain

Evidence shows that higher corneal sensitivity may be associated with pain phenotypes, such as the presence of chronic pain involving the trigeminal system.



Dr Johan Blanckaert

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The best is yet to come

With the start of each new year also comes the hope for many innovations and advances. On top of that, I hope we can still make progress for our patients in our beloved field of ophthalmology.


Robert Ang, MD

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12-month results with small-aperture IOL providing patients with an extended range of vision

The IC-8 IOL (AcuFocus) is one of the new class of extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) IOLs that is definitively altering the landscape of cataract surgery in Europe and around the world. Whereas monofocal and multifocal lenses have one or two distinct focal points, an EDOF-IOL creates one elongated focal point, though each lens does so in a different way.


Giovanni Staurenghi, MD

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Confocal scanner gives ophthalmologists valuable new tool

Most ocular structures become luminescent for a short time when exposed to a light source of appropriate wavelength; this phenomenon is known as autofluorescence (AF). AF is due to the presence of fluorescent substances called fluorophores.


Mariano Cozzi

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Confocal scanner gives ophthalmologists valuable new tool

Most ocular structures become luminescent for a short time when exposed to a light source of appropriate wavelength; this phenomenon is known as autofluorescence (AF). AF is due to the presence of fluorescent substances called fluorophores.


Dr med Omid Kermani

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Defining dysfunctional lens syndrome

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose--a line written (1913) by Gertrude Stein and its variations in a famous quotation are often interpreted as meaning “things are what they are--makes a statement of the law of identity, and in the post-factum age is ever more meaningful. An ophthalmologist could as well write: “Cataract is a cataract is a cataract is a cataract,” ICD-10 Code H25.0 for the diagnosis “Cataracta senilis incipiens” in its earliest stage and notably with a surgical history of more than 2,500 years.


Caroline Richards, editor, Ophthalmology Times Europe®

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Optogenetics approach could restore visual function in retinitis pigmentosa

Companies are exploring light-sensitive proteins method in patients with advanced disease.


Dr Christoph Binder

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Experience with a preassembled silicone I/A tip during cataract surgery

Every ophthalmologist requires precise surgical tools with which he or she can perform surgery safely and accurately in order to ensure optimal outcomes. The availability of high-quality microsurgical instruments has increased over the past decade with manufacturers continually modifying and optimising existing instruments.


Vincente J. Camps, PhD

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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segment

A multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.


Estaban Carvaca-Arens, PhD

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How to improve IOL power calculations in keratoconus

One source of error in IOL power calculation is the use of the classical keratometric approach for the characterisation of the corneal optics. This approach is based on the assumption of only one corneal surface and a fictitious index of refraction (keratometric index, nk) for obtaining an estimation of the corneal power (Pk).


Dr Inmaculada Cabezos

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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segment

A multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.


Dr Igor Solomatin

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Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosis

Long-term observation of SMILE reveals high stability at various degrees of correction of myopia. This allows surgeons who apply this method of treatment to give patients a long-term prognosis.


Dr Alberto López-Navarro

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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segment

A multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.


Dr Jana Gertnere

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Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosis

Long-term observation of SMILE reveals high stability at various degrees of correction of myopia. This allows surgeons who apply this method of treatment to give patients a long-term prognosis.


Dr María T Caballero

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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segment

A multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.


Dr Dolores de Fez

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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segment

A multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.


Dr Martin Dirisamer

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Touch-up techniques following SMILE

Research shows that enhancement rates after LASIK range from approximately 7.8% to 20%, with regression of approximately 1 diopter after 10 years.


Dr Sheetal Maharishi

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Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patients

Corneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.


David P. Piñero, PhD

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How to improve IOL power calculations in keratoconus

One source of error in IOL power calculation is the use of the classical keratometric approach for the characterisation of the corneal optics. This approach is based on the assumption of only one corneal surface and a fictitious index of refraction (keratometric index, nk) for obtaining an estimation of the corneal power (Pk).


Dr. Simonetta Morselli

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Exploring safety, efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound in glaucoma

High-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation is safe and effective in most refractory glaucomatous eyes. Complete success was achieved in 80% (24/30) of treated eyes that had undergone the maximum of three procedures.


Dr. Alessandra De Gregorio

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Exploring safety, efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound in glaucoma

High-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation is safe and effective in most refractory glaucomatous eyes. Complete success was achieved in 80% (24/30) of treated eyes that had undergone the maximum of three procedures.


Dr. Alberto Amisano

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MICS & MIGS: combined surgery with microstent devices

The combination of MICS and MIGS can offer an effective surgical treatment for POAG when the reduction of IOP following cataract surgery alone is not sufficient to reduce a patient’s need for glaucoma therapies.


Kotaro Oki, MD, PhD

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Reducing posterior capsular rupture

Rounded phaco tips reduce the risk of posterior capsule rupture, increasing the safety of phacoemulsification. The Dewey Radius Tip, which is used exactly like a sharp-edged phaco needle, has rounded edges. This reduces the risk of posterior capsule rupture during cataract surgery.


Richard Garfinkel, MD

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Advancing diagnostics and detection of neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Early detection and treatment is essential to preserve vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration. A new device, the ForeseeHome®, uses preferential hyperacuity perimetry for early detection of choroidal neovascularisation before symptoms develop.

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