In Focus This December 2015

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December 2015 News Updates


    Herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) and herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) are not so uncommon conditions, which account for a high cost to society in terms of visual disability and medical and surgical intervention


    There is a pressing need for health services to work towards creating high-quality, high-volume and cost-effective glaucoma care for all citizens

  • 04 Nov 2015 PRINTING CELLS

    A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK has succeeded in using inkjet printing technology to print viable cells of the adult rat central nervous system (CNS), retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and glia.

  • 03 Nov 2015 TILT AND TUMBLE The tilt and tumble technique of phacoemulsification was first described by Dr Richard Lindstrom and is a type of supra-capsular phacoemulsification.
  • 03 Nov 2015 REFRACTIVE TARGET We’re getting closer and closer to the best possible surgical results regarding refractive target after cataract surgery,
  • 03 Nov 2015 EFFECTIVE APPROACH Implantation of the light adjustable lens (LAL, Calhoun Vision) with adjustment to customise depth of focus shows promise as an effective approach for presbyopia correction after cataract surgery in patients with a history of myopic LASIK
  • 05 Nov 2015 INFANTILE NYSTAGMUS The nine-year-old boy arrived at the office of Richard W Hertle MD, who specialises in paediatric ophthalmology and ocular motor disorders, with oculocutaneous albinism (OCA). He displayed decreased acuity strabismus, anomalous head posture and nystagmus.