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The winners of the poster awards at the 21st ESCRS Winter Meeting in Maastricht

Roibeard O’hEineachain

Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017

The winners of the poster awards at the 21st ESCRS Winter Meeting in Maastricht, The Netherlands, provided comparisons of newer technologies with older technologies to test whether they fulfilled in practice the advantages they promised in theory.

Refractive

First prize in the refractive category went to Aashish Kumar Bansal, India, for ‘Comparison of efficacy, safety and visual quality of SMILE and LASIK for myopia and myopic astigmatism’. His presentation described the outcomes in 152 eyes of 76 patients who underwent LASIK and 204 eyes of 102 patients who underwent small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). The study showed that the two groups had similar results with regard to visual acuity, with 90.68% and 92.76% achieving 6/6 (p>0.5). However, only 14.4% of patients in the SMILE group complained of glare at night, compared to 19.6% in the LASIK group (p<0.05).

Cataract

Tushar Agarwal, India, took the prize in the cataract category for ‘Comparison of IOLMaster 500 and Lenstar 900 for IOL power calculation in paediatric cataract surgery’. His study compared the two optical biometers in 67 eyes of 38 paediatric cataract patients aged four to nine years. It showed that there was no significant difference between the axial length and keratometry readings with the two devices. There was also no significant difference between the devices in terms of the postoperative refractive error in the outcomes with two devices when using the the MAE using SRK II, SRK T, Holladay I and Hoffer Q IL calculation formulas.

The winners of the poster awards at the 21st ESCRS Winter Meeting in Maastricht, The Netherlands, provided comparisons of newer technologies with older technologies to test whether they fulfilled in practice the advantages they promised in theory.

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