Is it possible to predict the behaviour of a multifocal IOL prior to implantation?June 12th 2018
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.
Using a femtosecond laser to correct astigmatismJune 11th 2018
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.
Patient safety with OVDs: The first priority of cataract surgeryApril 16th 2018
Professor Gerd U. Auffarth and collegues have found that ophthalmic viscoelastic devices that combine both dispersive and cohesive properties, so that they can be used in sequence and at the appropriate phases of cataract surgery, can result in decreased complications, low adverse events, improved visibility and good space management.
Overcoming the small-pupil FLACS challenge with the Malyugin ringApril 16th 2018
The second-generation Malyugin ring is a versatile pupil expansion ring with high efficacy in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Professor Boris Malyugin notes its advantages, having used it on a variety of classically difficult eyes and in complicated surgical cases.
Low myopia correction: SMILE versus surface ablationMarch 26th 2018
Ongoing case series is revealing small-incision lenticule extraction to be better than surface ablation (SA) for all myopic laser corrections. However, SA still is useful in patients with thin corneas and therapeutic indications, according to Prof. Suphi Taneri.
Cataract surgery may raise diabetic macular oedema riskJanuary 30th 2018
Cataract surgery increases the risk of diabetic macular oedema (DMO), medical records from the United Kingdom suggest. An analysis of 4,850 eyes showed that the rate of DMO requiring treatment spiked about 4 months after the surgery.
Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018December 1st 2017
As another year comes to an end, five members of Ophthalmology Times Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board reflect and share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for ophthalmologists in 2018, whilst also considering the potential challenges.
Steroid and NSAID combination prevents macular oedema after cataractsNovember 2nd 2017
A combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either one alone in reducing the risk of cystoid macular oedema (CME) after cataract surgery in nondiabetic patients, researchers say.
Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosisNovember 1st 2017
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.
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.
How to improve IOL power calculations in keratoconusOctober 1st 2017
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).
Experience with a preassembled silicone I/A tip during cataract surgerySeptember 1st 2017
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.
Performing cataract surgery with phaco in patients with previous implantationsJuly 10th 2017
This case study presents the results and advantages of phacoemulsification, which Dr Dieter W Klass and his team applied after previous implantation of an iris-fixated phakic IOL (pIOL) (Artisan, Ophtec) for the correction of high myopia without explantation of the pIOL.
Global eye care hope soars with airborne teaching hospitalApril 18th 2017
An aircraft that houses an ophthalmic teaching hospital, containing an on-board operating theatre, training and broadcasting facilities, and treatment rooms, recently visited London Stansted Airport in the UK.
12-month results with small-aperture IOL providing patients with an extended range of visionApril 12th 2017
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.
Defining dysfunctional lens syndromeApril 1st 2017
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.