Retinal specialists from around the globe converged on the banks of the Danube this weekend for the 8th EURETINA Winter Meeting, the first time that the winter meeting has taken place in Budapest.
The 22nd ESCRS Winter Meeting, which took place in Serbia, Belgrade, played host to another successful Young Ophthalmologists (YO) Programme.
A new technique for identifying and diagnosing damage to the human retina has been awarded ‘Best Student Paper’ at the industry-leading BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal
Using both the steep and flat meridians in intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations can improve the reliability and precision of cataract surgery
Enjoy the pictorial highlights of the 22nd ESCRS Winter Meeting in Belgrade. Images by Joey Cleary
For the first time in its history, the ESCRS has convened its Winter Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Winter Meeting is very important, as in recent years it has been held in countries where ophthalmologists cannot easily access the main ESCRS Congresses.
Outcomes of Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) are good in the great majority of patients
The use of bandage contact lenses and steroids immediately following epithelium-off corneal collagen cross-linking significantly increases the risk of microbial keratitis
Sean Henahan talks to Bekir Sitki Aslan, Head of Eye Department, Ankara Memorial Hospital, Turkey about what has changed 50 years after the introduction of phaco.
Quality of vision following any kind of refractive surgery matters most to patients. But how do we measure this, and how do evaluate the outcomes of various refractive surgical interventions in a comparative way? Marie-José Tassignon discusses this important topic with Dr Ray Applegate, of the University of Houston, Texas.
Sean Henahan talks to José Güell, Associate Professor Ophthalmology, Autonoma University, Barcelona, Spain, about Ocular Surface Disease and the impact it has on surgical outcomes.
Paul Rosen interviews Richard Packard about his early experience of phaco. Dr Packard talks about working with Eric Arnott at the Charing Cross Hospital in London,UK, the first phaco machines, the opposition he encountered from many of his colleagues and the eventual acceptance of the procedure.
Paul Rosen interviews Patrick Condon about the early days of phacoemulsification. Irish surgeon Patrick Condon visited Charles Kelman in New York, where he observed surgeries and travelled with Kelman by private helicopter, as well as later bringing him to Ireland in the mid-1980s. He also worked with Eric Arnott in London, where he learned the […]
Sean Henahan talks to Sathish Srinivasan about the pupillary and visual axis debate and the current consensus among ophthalmologists regarding the correct terminology to be used.
A combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either agent alone in reducing the risk of developing cystoid macular edema (CME) after cataract surgery in non-diabetic patients, according to the results of the ESCRS PREMED European study presented at the XXXV Congress of the ESCRS in Lisbon […]
Despite the improvements in surgical and medical therapy of glaucoma in recent years, maintaining target IOP is still a challenge in many cases. Marie Jose Tassignon talks to Professor Carrol Webers, Head of the University Eye Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands about how minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, may help to optimize glaucoma management.
Post-operative progressive endothelial cell loss continues to be a problem following refractive surgery. Dan Epstein speaks with Dr Massimo Busin, Villa Serena Hospital, Forli, Italy about the clinical management of this problem.
Corneal surgeons now have many options besides penetrating keratoplasty for transplantation. How do they compare and what should surgeons keep in mind when considering these options? Dan Epstein discusses this topic with José Güell, Barcelona, Spain
Roberto Bellucci talks to Pavel Stodůlka about a new laser approach for capsulotomy. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery offers a way to simplify and standardize the creation of the capsulotomy. Now new technologies may offer the same benefit at a lower cost.
In the new age of phacoemulsification there have been significant advances in the technology including everything from pump and power to phaco tips. This has led to overall improvements in cataract surgery particularly in difficult cases. Richard Packard discusses this topic with Dr Boris Malyugin.