02 Sep 2014
Squamous cell carcinoma can sometimes masquerade as pterygium, but timely removal of the tumour followed by lamellar keratoplasty can prevent further damage to the eye and restore excellent vision to the patient, said Rossella Spena MD, Forlí, Italy.
02 Sep 2014
Vitamin supplements may indeed reduce the risk for developing cataracts, suggests recent findings from the Physicians’ Health Study, a large long-term research project.
02 Sep 2014
An implantable miniature telescope can provide useful visual function in carefully selected patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Irish researchers report.
10 Jun 2014
High IOP, advanced age, disc haemorrhage, and a history of disease progression, are the main factors predictive of progression in patients with, glaucoma. However, many factors that figure strongly in glaucoma onset appear to have no influence on disease progression, said Anders Heijl MD, Skåne University Hospital Malmö, Malmö, Sweden.
09 Jun 2014
Among the many factors to keep in mind when assessing how to treat a patient who presents with glaucoma is the patient’s own view of whether the risks of treatment outweigh the risk of non-treatment, said Norbert Pfeiffer MD, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
16 May 2014
A record-breaking 453 candidates from 28 European countries came to Paris this year to take part in the 2014 European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma (EBOD) examinations.
14 May 2014
Combining cross-linking within a LASIK procedure using Lasik Xtra (Avedro) seems to provide a simple, fast and effective means of improving the biomechanical safety of the cornea for patients with moderate to high ametropias, according to a French researcher.
13 May 2014
Rigorous patient selection holds the key to obtaining the best possible outcomes for patients implanted with a multifocal intraocular lens, according to Laurence Lesueur MD, who presented her study at the French Implant and Refractive Surgery Association (SAFIR) annual meeting.
David O’Brart, president of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and a member of the ESCRS Board, previews the XXXII Congress of the ESCRS
The femtosecond laser’s accuracy and predictability in the performance of capsulotomy and corneal incisions, and the reduction it provides in the need for ultrasound energy can translate into a more accurate and stable positioning of the IOL, improved visual outcomes and less trauma to intraocular structures than is the case with conventional phacoemulsification techniques, according to Zoltan Nagy MD, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
Correcting astigmatism and preventing endophthalmitis remained popular endeavours among European cataract and refractive surgeons in 2013. More than half reported using toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) while two-thirds now inject intracameral antibiotics, according to the 2013 ESCRS Member Practice Survey, conducted by David Leaming MD, Palm Springs, California, US.
Patients receiving common vasodilator and anti-hypertensive agents could be at increased risk for macular disease, suggests the latest report from the Beaver Dam Eye Study, a long-term survey of age-related eye disease including cataract, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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