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July 2016 News Updates

  • 06 Jul 2016 SMILE MOVES TO THE MAINSTREAM

    Thousands of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedures have now been performed internationally, enabling surgeons to understand more about the technique’s advantages and limitations.

  • 06 Jul 2016 PUSHING SMILE LIMITS

    Refractive and visual outcomes from small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) rival those of femtosecond laser LASIK (fLASIK) for myopia up to -10.0D with less risk of complications, presenters told the XXXIII Congress of the ESCRS in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 12 Jul 2016 SYNERGETIC EFFECT

    Designing intraocular lenses (IOLs) to take advantage of the precision afforded by femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) will likely encourage FLACS development and adoption

  • 06 Jul 2016 EPI-ON CXL ADVANCES The problems of penetrating the epithelium in corneal crosslinking (CXL) may be solved
  • 13 Jul 2016 SUSTAINED RELEASE Several external sustained-release ocular drug delivery devices, including punctal plugs, fornix rings, drug-eluting contact lenses and long-acting gels, are in development with some nearing approval, presenters told Glaucoma Day at the 2016 ASCRS•ASOA Symposium & Congress in New Orleans, USA.
  • 06 Jul 2016 INTRAOPERATIVE OCT Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) and small-gauge, high-speed vitrectomy can enhance the success rate in a variety of retinal procedures
  • 06 Jul 2016 A NEW LIFE Dr Leigh Spielberg explains why he decided to take up a position as a vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium.
  • 19 Jul 2016 SUBLUXATED CATARACT A subluxated cataract may be detected during routine preoperative evaluation or diagnosed intraoperatively.