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.
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.
Paul Rosen interviews Oliver Findl and José Güell about complications following refractive surgery.
Sean Henahan interviews Alistair Laidlaw about current treatments for macular holes and new interventions
Many surgeons have taken a leap of faith in converting to femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, based on an expectation that it is safer and more effective, with many possible advantages over conventional cataract surgery.Richard Packard talks to Mats Lundström about the ESCRS FLACS study.
Two years ago, Dr Khiun Tjia, of the Isala Clinic, in Zwolle, the Netherlands, offered phaco tips for young surgeons. Viewers can see this interview at http://player.escrs.org/eurotimes-eye-contact/things-i-tell-my-residents-phaco-tricks-to-improve-your-surgery Dr Leigh Spielberg recently caught up with Dr Tjia to keep the conversation going in the second part of this Eye Contact video.