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EuroTimes September 2015
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September 2015 Issue: TORIC IOL ALIGNMENT

  • 25 August, 2015

POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES USING IMAGE-GUIDED SYSTEM FOR TORIC LENSES. A specialised image-guided axis reference system offers surgeons an effective and efficient means of accurately aligning toric intraocular lenses (IOLs)

August Feature Updates

  • JCRS HIGHLIGHTS Highlights from the peer-reviewed journal of the ESCRS/ASCRS, edited by Thomas Kohnen, European Editor, JCRS
  • JCRS HIGHLIGHTS Features Highlights from the peer-reviewed journal of the ESCRS/ASCRS, edited by Thomas Kohnen, European Editor, JCRS
  • DIRECT CHOPPING Features Direct chopping techniques are essential for the cataract surgeon to know, as they help in performing surgery in difficult situations such as small pupil, zonulodialysis and mature cataracts.
  • THE EL GRECO ENIGMA Features The painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known by his Spanish name El Greco (“The Greek”), is widely acknowledged as being one of the greatest painters in the history of European art.
  • COOL NERVES Features Despite the absurd, surrealistic dreams he had had the night before, chaotic dreams of disappearing patients and overflowing toilets, Leigh Spielblerg arrived in the hospital with cool nerves and a clear head.
  • ADVANCED IMAGING Features A compact, computational solid-state system being developed as a tool for examining and imaging the anterior segment offers many advantages and advanced capabilities compared to the ophthalmic slit lamp
  • EBO EXAM Features The European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO) and the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) are inviting ophthalmologists to sit the second EBO Glaucoma Subspecialty Exam in Paris in May 2016
  • TAKE TIME IN ATHENS Features The iconic Parthenon crowns the Acropolis and draws the eye from vantage points all over Athens. Floodlit, moonlit or dazzling in the sun, it is the image of the city you take away with you
  • A FANTASTIC EVENT Features, Top Story On behalf of the ESCRS and EuroTimes I am once again honoured and delighted to welcome friends and colleagues to Barcelona on this occasion of the XXXIII Congress of the ESCRS, writes Dr Jose Guell. medical editor of EuroTimes and past president of both ESCRS and EuCornea in his editorial in September EuroTimes.
  • EU-EYE IS LAUNCHED Features The European Alliance for Vision Research and Ophthalmology (EU-EYE), a non-profit pan-European advocacy organisation with representatives from eight of Europe’s ophthalmology societies, is being officially launched at the XXXIII Congress of the ESCRS in Barcelona.
  • INDUSTRY NEWS Features Product updates and news from ophthalmic companies from EuroTimes September 2015.

August News Updates

  • 26 Aug 2015 OPTIMISING TORIC IOL OUTCOMES

    Toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) have come a long way since Kimiya Shimizu implanted the first three-piece PMMA toric IOL through a 5.7mm incision in 1991.

  • 26 Aug 2015 ARCUATE INCISIONS

    Arcuate keratotomy performed with a femtosecond laser at the time of cataract surgery can produce results approaching those achieved with toric intraocular lenses (IOLs), and the accuracy of the technique is likely to improve as experience increases with this steadily advancing new technology.

  • 26 Aug 2015 ADVICE ON AMT

    Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) has a variety of useful ophthalmic applications and is now being used more due to increased Caesarean birth rates and improved preservation techniques

  • 26 Aug 2015 MORE OPTIONS Recent research that challenges assumptions about aqueous outflow could increase the effectiveness of Schlemm’s canal surgery enough to make it a viable – and safer – alternative to trabeculectomy for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients.
  • 26 Aug 2015 FUTURE AMD TREATMENT Anti-VEGF therapy is rightly regarded as a breakthrough in the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and investigation in this area is continuing. Still, there is room for improvement.
  • 26 Aug 2015 TORIC IOL ALIGNMENT A specialised image-guided axis reference system offers surgeons an effective and efficient means of accurately aligning toric intraocular lenses (IOLs)
  • 26 Aug 2015 TRABECULAR BYPASS Trabecular bypass procedures, including trabeculotomy and stents, are gaining ground as safer alternatives to trabeculectomy and tubes for treating glaucoma.
  • 26 Aug 2015 A FANTASTIC EVENT On behalf of the ESCRS and EuroTimes I am once again honoured and delighted to welcome friends and colleagues to Barcelona on this occasion of the XXXIII Congress of the ESCRS, writes Dr Jose Guell. medical editor of EuroTimes and past president of both ESCRS and EuCornea in his editorial in September EuroTimes.

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