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  • 05/14/2014 - 10:33 Crosslinking-LASIK combination treatment shows promise Combining cross-linking within a LASIK procedure using Lasik Xtra (Avedro) seems to provide a simple, fast and effective means of improving the biomechanical safety of the cornea for patients with moderate to high ametropias, according to a French researcher.
  • 05/13/2014 - 15:54 Patient selection key to optimal multifocal outcomes Rigorous patient selection holds the key to obtaining the best possible outcomes for patients implanted with a multifocal intraocular lens, according to Laurence Lesueur MD, who presented her study at the French Implant and Refractive Surgery Association (SAFIR) annual meeting.
  • 04/28/2014 - 11:45 Therapeutic DALK for acanthamoeba
  • 04/28/2014 - 11:42 Cervical collar helps prevent angle closure, PAS after DMEK Fitting patients with a modified cervical collar that keeps their heads tilted back after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty can help prevent angle closure and formation of peripheral anterior synechiae, Joseph J K Ma MD FRCSC told the 2014 ASCRS annual meeting in Boston.
  • 04/27/2014 - 19:01 Ahmed hails rise of microinvasive glaucoma surgery Trabeculectomy, once the gold standard for glaucoma surgery, likely will be replaced by emerging microinvasive procedures in the near future, said Ike K Ahmed MD of the University of Toronto in his Binkhorst Medal Lecture at the 2014 Congress of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in Boston, USA.
  • 04/27/2014 - 18:07 Dr Emanuel Rosen honoured by American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) ASCRS honoured Emanuel Rosen for his long service as co-editor of the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at its 2014 symposium and congress in Boston, USA
  • 04/26/2014 - 15:11 Avoiding lawsuits after iridotomies Linear dysphotopsias and missed narrow angles are two of the most common – and two of the most potentially disabling – adverse outcomes after peripheral iridotomy, Devesh K Varma of the University of Toronto told Glaucoma Day 2014 at the ASCRS annual meeting in Boston. Steps can be taken to avoid both, improving patient outcomes and reducing the risk of being sued, he added.
  • 04/26/2014 - 15:07 Evidence mounts for lens extraction as angle closure treatment Over the past eight years, significant evidence has emerged supporting lens extraction as an effective treatment for primary angle closure and angle closure glaucoma, Nicholas P Bell MD of the University of Texas told Glaucoma Day 2014 at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting in Boston.
  • 04/26/2014 - 11:14 Dr Keiki Mehta and Dr Phillip Hessburg named honoured guests at 2014 ASCRS Congress Dr Keiki Mehta,India, and Dr Phillip Hessburg, USA, are this year's ASCRS honoured guests.
  • 04/07/2014 - 12:35 New class of glaucoma drug shows clinical promise Growing clinical experience with Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors suggests this new class of drugs may soon have an important place in the treatment of glaucoma, reported Hidenobu Tanihara MD, professor of ophthalmology, Kumamoto University, Kyushu, Japan, at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo.

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