Robotic cataract surgery on the horizonMonday, October 14, 2019
A fully automated robotic cataract surgery platform that extracts the nucleus and cortical materials has been successfully tested in pig eyes and could enter human trials in three to four years,
The evolution of ophthalmic imagingTuesday, October 1, 2019
From the earliest days of the first ophthalmoscope, ophthalmologists have had an advantage over most other specialties in their ability to see inside the body to evaluate the fundus and other ocular structures of their patients.
Phaco over trab or shunt for PACGTuesday, October 1, 2019
Cataract extraction may be better first surgical option than trab or tube
Presbyopia treatmentTuesday, October 1, 2019
Advanced intraocular lens technology and surgical techniques have significantly improved postoperative visual outcomes in recent years, with surgeons now able to offer a wide array of potential solutions
JCRS Highlights – selected by Thomas Kohnen, European Editor, JCRSTuesday, October 1, 2019
Reducing endophthalmitis with moxifloxacin Intracameral moxifloxacin prophylaxis significantly reduces postoperative endophthalmitis rates in various types of cataract surgery, including those with complications such as posterior capsule rupture (PCR), a study of more than two million cases indicates. That data came from a retrospective multi-centre clinical registry of 10 regional Aravind Eye Hospitals in India. The […]
Ophthalmologist, treat thyselfTuesday, October 1, 2019
The majority of ophthalmologists would prefer manual phacoemulsification under sedation with a monofocal hydrophobic implant targeting emmetropia and with the use of a prophylactic intracameral antibiotic.
Cataract in childrenTuesday, October 1, 2019
Choosing to operate in cases of paediatric cataract depends on a range of factors
Posterior capsule tearsTuesday, October 1, 2019
Capsulorhexis tears and posterior capsule breaks can be minimised using good surgical technique and precautions in high-risk patients.
Imaging in cataract & refractive surgeryTuesday, October 1, 2019
Ophthalmologists are blessed in having a transparent cornea that allows direct visualisation of pathology preoperatively and the actual surgical field postoperatively.
Option for MSICS in hard cataractsTuesday, October 1, 2019
Manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS) is widely used in resource-limited areas because it is faster, less expensive and less dependent on modern infrastructure and external supplies than phacoemulsification. Even in developed countries it can be the preferred choice for patients with very dense cataracts or compromised corneal endothelium because it eliminates the risk of ultrasound. […]