March 16th 2023
Look for fluctuating vision, test objectively and keep a few effective tools at your disposal to treat OSD.
January 20th 2023
Relationship between dry eye disease and high myopia in teenagers investigated in studyMay 3rd 2022
In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Dr Osama Ibrahim Hirayama and colleagues offered results that demonstrating that anisometropia and astigmatic error were greater among the patients with high myopia compared with the other groups. Compared with the subjects with no myopia, those with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia, and less pain.
Not just for eating: Grapes and potatoes help surgery trainees hone skillsApril 25th 2022
The pandemic has impacted ophthalmic surgical training. Exercises have been developed to provide key skills that can be practised simply at home and require no special equipment.
Preventing posterior capsule opacification in paediatric cataract surgeryMarch 29th 2022
Cataract surgery in children is challenging because of the likelihood of posterior capsule opacification. This can be overcome with primary posterior laser capsulotomy coupled with bag-in-the-lens technology.
Ophthalmology and the climate crisis: Time to take responsibilityMarch 3rd 2022
The healthcare sector has high greenhouse gas emissions, to which ophthalmology is a significant contributor. Reducing waste, reusing instruments and medication and increasing our use of telemedicine can all contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of our specialty.
A simple solution for complex corneasFebruary 7th 2022
Corneal aberrations may occur more frequently than is generally appreciated, and they affect the visual outcomes following cataract surgery. Small-aperture optics provide a solution for a large category of patients who are otherwise not well served by complex IOLs.
Heidelberg Engineering becomes member of Glaucoma/Myopia OCT Phenotyping ConsortiumFebruary 5th 2022
The GMOPC was established in February 2020 at an inaugural meeting in Los Angeles, California, as an investigator-initiated clinical research study, with Heidelberg Engineering as an industry partner.
Toric IOLs for beginners: What to consider before and during surgery and in the postoperative periodJanuary 10th 2022
Giving due consideration to preoperative marking and the surgical technique in toric IOL implantation, as well as being diligent about reviewing postoperative results, can improve patient outcomes whilst minimising the chance of errors.
Toric IOLs for beginners: Advice on selecting and calculating toric IOL sphere and cylinder powerNovember 25th 2021
This three-part feature discusses tips for success when getting started with toric IOLs. Part 2 tackles calculating toric IOL sphere and cylinder power; though it can seem daunting when treating astigmatism, the process can be simplified with a few key considerations.
5-year followup data for study on combining anterior and posterior segment surgeryNovember 10th 2021
Dr Timothy G. Murray discusses the 5-year followup data from a large, consecutive case series of combined anterior and posterior segment surgery and the benefits of a single procedure for the recovery of vision and decreased risk.
Toric IOLs for beginners: Tips for patient selection, preoperative assessment and biometryOctober 25th 2021
This three-part feature discusses tips for success when getting started with toric IOLs. Part 1 looks at patient selection and optimising biometry; Part 2 examines IOL calculation; and Part 3 looks at the perioperative period and postoperative troubleshooting.
Simulated operation practice, artificial intelligence diagnostics dominate discussion on final day of ESCRS 2021October 22nd 2021
Ophthalmologists gather to discuss artificial intelligence and the issue of false negatives, practice for surgeons and Best of the Best at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons congress.
Patient-centric healthcare, combined surgeries and cost-effectiveness considered at ESCRSOctober 20th 2021
Talk of lens selection and patient satisfaction dominated discussion during the Advanced IOLs Symposium; cost vs. benefit analysis emerges as a theme throughout the congress.