01 Apr 2014
Welcome to the April issue of EuroTimes which comes to you in a new size and format. The new A4 magazine is an ambitious step for the publication and I believe it will offer exciting new opportunities.
01 Apr 2014
Effective prevention and treatment of pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema (CME) requires careful surgery that avoids iris trauma in higher risk patients and involves the judicious use of steroids and non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in all cases
01 Apr 2014
Accurate determination of the axis of astigmatism is critical for optimising visual outcomes with toric IOLs
01 Apr 2014
Nearly one-quarter of US refractive surgeons performed five or more femtosecond laser-assisted cataract procedures per month in 2013, while five per cent did 25 or more
One of the first operations for trainees to learn is the extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE)
Tear of the posterior capsule during cataract surgery opens the door to a host of further complications, including vitreous loss, retained lens material, cystoid macular oedema, retinal detachment and endophthalmitis.
As with adults, excimer laser energy in children undergoing laser subepithelial keratomileusis, or LASEK, has no apparent effect on endothelial cell density or morphology, Adam K Muzychuk MD told the XXXI Congress of the ESCRS.
07 Apr 2014
Growing clinical experience with Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors suggests this new class of drugs may soon have an important place in the treatment of glaucoma, reported Hidenobu Tanihara MD, professor of ophthalmology, Kumamoto University, Kyushu, Japan, at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo.
07 Apr 2014
Therapeutic retinal ganglion cell regeneration has departed from the realm of fantasy and entered into the reality of clinical trials, reported Jeffrey Goldberg MD, director of clinical research, Shiley Centre, UCSD, San Diego, US, at the World Congress of Ophthalmology in Tokyo.
03 Apr 2014
A study of colour blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has found that caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with one in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of colour blindness than boys. The study is published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
02 Apr 2014
The National Vision Coalition in the Republic of Ireland is calling for immediate implementation of a national vision strategy following the launch of a study into the economic impact of four eye diseases. The call to action was made at the launch of the Economic Cost and Burden of Eye Diseases and Preventable Blindness in Ireland report which states that up to €76 million could be saved annually if early intervention is prioritised .
18 Feb 2014
The new Micro­incision Incise™ IOL™(Bausch and Lomb) provides good visual outcomes and good capsular stability, Antonio Toso MD Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy Italy, told the 18th ESCRS Winter Meeting in Ljubjana, Slovenia.
18 Feb 2014
An innovative process using supercritical fluid technologies offers the potential for the impregnation of IOLs with steroids and antibiotics, said Elisabeth Badens PhD, Aix Marseille University, France.
Radiotherapy has made major advances in recent years in offering a viable treatment modality to patients with ocular tumours that were once deemed inoperable, according to Leonidas Zografos.
Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is a new type of endothelial transplantation described first by Gerrit Melles in 2006.
There comes a time when a senior ophthalmologist decides to place his or her trust in a resident’s judgment and skills even without a formal teaching moment, without an official evaluation.

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