CME remains one of the most prevalent postoperative complications in cataract surgery and especially in the diabetic population, where the incidence can be as high as 31%
Whereas in the past, classical keratometry provided a single data point of the corneal radius, ssOCT now allows us to directly measure the radius of the posterior cornea, resulting in ‘true’ keratometry
More individual IOL power calculation is possible, for example in eyes with irregular cornea or those eyes who have previously undergone refractive surgery.
Efficient drug delivery remains a significant unmet need, with topical drops facing not only problems with compliance, but also with low rates of absorption into the eye
Intracameral mydriasis (ICM) provides very rapid mydriasis and can also help stop iris haemorrhage
Whatever the local ‘background rate’ of endophthalmitis prior to widespread use of prophylaxis, the rates of infection are significantly reduced upon adoption
The winner of this year’s John Henahan Prize is Dr Clare Quigley, a third-year Resident at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland