HOW GOOD ARE YOUR SKILLS? Dr Oliver Findl talks with Dr Konrad Pesudovs of Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia about how quantitative and qualitativeanalysis of surgical outcomes can help you become a better surgeon.
UNSTABLE CAPSULE Glued posterior chamber IOLs and anterior chamber IOLs emerge as alternatives to sutured IOLs 29/04/2013 - Fibrin glue-fixated posterior chamber lenses and, in limited cases, anterior chamber IOLs, may be viable alternatives for treatment of conditions such as pseudoexfoliation and Marfan's syndrome that leave the lens capsule so unstable it will not support an intraocular lens (IOL)
POWER TO THE PUPIL Launched officially in 2011, the iLearn e-learning platform is pushing ophthalmic education into new territory, with ESCRS members the direct beneficiaries 29/04/2013 - "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire," – William Butler Yeats.
PAEDIATRIC CATARACTS When to operate and how to operate for best vision in the long-term 29/04/2013 - Paediatric cataracts present the ophthalmic surgeon with many compromises and dilemmas, but evidence has accumulated over the years that support certain strategies in the treatment of such eyes
MICROBEADS Opportunity to control levels of therapeutic drug delivery will spur continued research 29/04/2013 - A key component for developing successful retinal degeneration drug treatments is the availability of efficient drug delivery systems.
GLAUCOMA SURGERY Study examines filtration architecture, suprachoroidal outflow 10+ years after deep sclerectomy 29/04/2013 - Eight to 10 years after deep sclerectomy, patent decompression chambers in intrascleral space were maintained in most cases, and suprachoroidal aqueous flow was frequently detected on ultrasound examination
COMBINED PROCEDURE Treating cataracts and corneal dystrophy in one procedure best reserved for eyes with more advanced corneal disease 29/04/2013 - Combining cataract surgery with endothelial keratoplasty may have a role in treating patients with advanced corneal pathology, but so long as the cornea is clear, cataract surgery is enough on its own.