Retina

Understanding retinal vascular disease with UWF angiography

October 15, 2018

Increasingly, UWF imaging is becoming standard practice in diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion, as well as providing important insights into the management of retinopathy of prematurity and rare hereditary retinal vascular conditions.

Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018

December 01, 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.

Cenegermin receives European Commission marketing authorization

August 30, 2017

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for cenegermin eye drops (Oxervate, Dompé) for the treatment of moderate to severe neurotrophic keratitis.

Confocal scanner gives ophthalmologists valuable new tool

April 12, 2017

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.

Gene therapy trial launched for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa

April 05, 2017

Researchers have injected their first patient with a virus engineered to remodel the gene responsible for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP).

Patients’ health jeopardized by failed ophthalmology follow-up

March 29, 2017

Failure to follow-up after ophthalmology appointments can damage patients’ health, a new study suggests. “In our view, national consideration should be given to create targets for reporting how well providers are managing follow-up patients,” reported A Davis and colleagues in the journal Eye.

Global diabetes epidemic must not become epidemic of blindness

March 01, 2017

The global epidemic in type 2 diabetes mellitus is of unprecedented proportions. In absolute numbers, it probably exceeds any previous epidemic in the history of mankind. There are now more than 400 million people with diabetes in the world, and the number is projected to exceed 600 million by 2030.

Improving vision with electronic retinal implants

February 22, 2017

Electronic retina implants can restore enough vision for some patients to pursue tasks of daily living, according to RE MacLaren, part of a team testing the devices.

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