In a recent Eye Contact interview, Dr Richard Packard was asked if he saw robotics coming into the area of cataract surgery. He doesn’t see it happening any time soon.
Balkan and Serbian Ophthalmology was created and influenced by many important and interesting contributors. Here we profile Professor Dorde Nešić who was the founder of ophthalmology in Serbia.
The availability of anti-VEGF agents, such as intravitreal ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech), has revolutionised the management of various forms of ocular neovascularisation, including myopic CNV (mCNV)
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a complex disease and may require a customised approach that draws on different treatment strategies to ensure the best patient outcomes in the long term
Most SMILE complications are mild and diminish in frequency
with experience. Roibeard Ó hÉineacháin reports
Preparation of lenticule backside: Oval shape of opaque bubble layer for correction of high astigmatism. Courtesy of Suphi Taneri MD Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) appears to be safe and effective for astigmatism correction, although cyclotorsion could be an issue, according to two early studies presented at the XXXV Congress of the ESCRS in Lisbon, Portugal. […]
Technological innovation is crucial to the continued improvement of vitreoretinal surgery. The RetinaTech Bio-Engineering Session during the 17th EURETINA Congress in Barcelona, Spain subtitled “Where Surgery Meets Technology”, featured a group of 12 highly experienced vitreoretinal surgeons
Stefan Palkovits talks to Thomas Kohnen about some of the factors most commonly associated with astigmatic refractive surprises and systems that are evolving to help improve toric IOL outcomes.
Rudy MMA Nuijts interviews Thomas Kohnen about the latest trends and developments in the treatment of astigmatism.
Nienke Visser talks to Rudy Nuijts about complications that can arise with phakic IOLs, and how to avoid or deal with them.
Richard Packard talks to Zoltan Nagy, who performed the first femtosecond laser-cut anterior capsulotomy in a human patient in August 2008.
Dr Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill is early in her career as a trainer and still has fresh memories of her first surgical training experiences. She talks about helping young ophthalmologists through the learning process.
Intracorneal ring segments are one treatment option for corneal ectatic disease. Sean Henahan talks to Dr David Touboul, who gives an update on this approach.
Dan Epstein talks to Prof Carina Koppen about Ocular Surface Disease.
Boris Malyugin interviews Oliver Findl about current trends in the treatment of presbyopic patients
Sean Henahan talks to Clare Quigley, winner of the 2017 John Henahan writing prize for young ophthalmologists, about her essay topic “How does commercial interest affect my career?”
Kristine Morrill talks to Rod Solar and discusses how social media is playing an increasingly important role in communications between ophthalmologists and their patients
David Spalton talks to Matteo Piovella about surgical phaco basics.
Boris Malyugin talks to Gábor Scharioth about points to consider when choosing which IOL to use in traumatic cataract cases.