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RNFL thickness increases after retinal detachment treatment
January 23, 2015
Patients whose retinal detachments had been treated with pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and silicone oil tamponade had thicker peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layers (RNFLs) in the treated eye compared with that of their fellow, unoperated eyes in a recent study.
Secondary sulcus IOLs safe for children
January 22, 2015
Implanting a secondary sulcus IOL in children is a relatively safe procedure that results in positive postoperative visual outcomes, say researchers from India.
Once daily LBN offers effective IOP lowering
January 21, 2015
Once-daily dosing of latanoprostene bunod LBN 0.024% produced significantly greater lowering of intraocular pressure (IOP) than that produced by latanoprost 0.005%, according to research published online.
Supplements offer no short-term benefit for POAG
January 16, 2015
Oral antioxidant supplements don't appear to offer short-term benefit to those with mild or moderate primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), researchers from Spain report.
No ill effects from systemic bevacizumab in cancer patients
January 15, 2015
Systemic bevacizumab did not have a detrimental effect on the healthy eyes of cancer patients in a recent study.
November 2014
Cover feature
PDEK with glued IOL
By: Dr Priya Narang, MS
In select patients, combining PDEK with glued IOL surgery offers many advantages. Here, the authors present the case for this combined option demonstrating its promise over previous endothelial keratoplasty techniques.
Phakic IOLs: Good benefit-to-risk ratio
By: Lynda Charters, Dr Tomas Kohnen, PhD
The beneft-to-risk ratio of phakic IOLs is well balanced, according to one surgeon, who explained why phakic IOLs may be a good additional option for refractive surgery.
Combined refractive lenticule extraction + CXL shows promise
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Moones Abdalla
When conventional laser vision correction is contraindicated because of abnormal topography, combined refractive lenticule extraction with intrastromal collagen crosslinking (CXL) may be a safe, predictable, and stable refractive surgery option.
Femtosecond LASIK in hyperopia
By: Professor Antonio Leccisotti, MD, PhD, Dr Stefania V. Fields, AO
Due to a lack of available data on femtosecond LASIK in hyperopic eyes, Drs Leccisotti and Fields performed a study specifically examining this treatment modality and here they present their results.
Study: CXL for corneal ectasia requires oxygen within tissue
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Farhad Hafezi, PhD
Crosslinking protocols using high irradiance/short irradiation time or leaving the epithelium on may limit the opportunity for adequate oxygen replenishment within the cornea, resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes.
Cataract and Refractive
Novel IOL achieves continuous vision at all distances in small case series
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Jérôme Blondel
Dr Blondel presents results of a prospective clinical trial, demonstrating that a novel microincision acrylic multifocal IOL achieves its goal of providing continuous good vision.
Pupil expansion devices for MICS
By: Dr Suven Bhattacharjee, MS, DO, DNB, FRF
In this article, the author discusses a new device that creates exciting new opportunities for cataract surgeons in eyes with non-dilating pupils.
Presbyopic laser vision correction: Analyzing PRK method at 1 year
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Erika N. Eskina
Results from follow-up to 1 year in 16 patients treated with PRK using a multifocal bi-aspheric ablation profle show good visual acuity outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Meeting Highlights
XXXII Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
By: Felicity Thomas
Read highlights from the Congress of ESCRS.
How YAG laser vitreolysis can be used to treat floaters
By: Dr Inder Paul Singh
Dr Inder Paul Singh shares his surgical pearls for how advances in YAG laser vitreolysis can make the procedure a safe and effective option for the treatment of floaters.
Navigated laser for DME reduces rate of anti-VEGF therapy injections
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Marcus Kernt
Photocoagulation with a navigated laser is safe and significantly reduces the need for further anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections in patients with diabetic macular oedema.
The second generation of MIGS
By: Antonio Fea, MD, PhD
Although medications remain the mainstay of glaucoma treatment, new options are providing alternatives to surgeons and patients. Recently, Glaukos released its second-generation device in Germany and, here, Dr Fea highlights recent data comparing this new device to medication.
October 2014
Cover feature
Combining glaucoma therapies
By: Professor Norbert Pfeiffer
There are many factors to consider when trying to medically manage glaucoma. In this article, Prof Pfeiffer highlights best practices in choosing glaucoma medications as well as presenting why he believes fixed-dose combinations are advantageous.
New effective treatment for glaucoma patients sensitive to preservatives
Ophthalmic solutions in multiuse bottles must contain a preservative to maintain sterility. These preservatives, however, may have deleterious effects in patients with sensitivity to them. Therefore, preservative-free (PF) solutions for single-use are attractive. In this article, Dr Goldberg highlights the outcomes of his recent study assessing the efficacy of a PF formulation to lower IOP when compared with a preserved one.
Neuro-rescuing glaucomatous damage
By: Dr Tassos Georgiou MBChB, MRCOphth
In this article, the authors describe the use of high dose omega-3 fatty acids to combat the neuro-inflammation in glaucoma patients, thereby improving visual acuity and visual field in glaucoma patients.
Cataract and Refractive
Phakic IOLs: The ongoing evolution in refractive surgery
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader
Contemporary phakic IOLs are safe and effective for treating high ametropias. Further developments are expected to address some remaining needs, but the problem of complications due to interference with surrounding ocular tissues may never be overcome.
New double C-loop haptics improve stability for novel trifocal IOL technology
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader
A new trifocal IOL with double C-loop haptics (Micro F FineVision, PhysIOL) delivers excellent outcomes based on the benefits of its optic features and haptics.
Evaluating a new optical biometry device
By: Dr Jinhai Huang, Professor Qinmei Wang
Results of a study evaluating the AL-Scan in measurements of ocular components show that the repeatability and reproducibility were excellent for all parameters, except for WTW and PD; excluding WTW, good agreements were found between AL-Scan and IOLMaster; the 2.4-mm diameter K value may be the most reliable choice for calculation of IOL power with AL-Scan.
Shedding light on uveitis
By: Alastair Denniston
Recently, investigators from the UK and US demonstrated that standard SD-OCT can be used to generate optical density/signal intensity within the vitreous. Here, the authors highlight findings of their study.
Sirolimus for local delivery in the eye
By: Sri Mudumba, PhD, Dr Joel Naor, MSc, MBA
The authors describe a proprietary formuation of sirolimus for local injection that is currently in late-stage development for the treatment of noninfectious posterior-segment uveitis.
Novel microshunt providing 'dramatic' lowering of IOP in small POAG series
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Richard K. Parrish II
An investigational glaucoma device that shunts aqueous from the anterior chamber to a subconjunctival/ sub-Tenon's pouch is being evaluated in a prospective study of 35 eyes operated on at two centres.
How visual field loss impacts driving
By: Cheryl Guttman Krader, Dr Fiona C. Glen, PhD
Results of a randomized study show both superior and inferior visual field defects impair drivers' performance on the computerized Hazard Perception Test. However, superior visual field loss is associated with significantly greater worsening than inferior visual field loss.
Corneal confocal microscopy after CXL for keratoconus
By: Nancy Groves, Dr David Touboul
Corneal confocal microscopy may be a useful tool for physicians performing corneal collagen crosslinking.
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