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  • 04/07/2014 - 12:33 RGC regeneration Therapeutic retinal ganglion cell regeneration has departed from the realm of fantasy and entered into the reality of clinical trials, reported Jeffrey Goldberg MD, director of clinical research, Shiley Centre, UCSD, San Diego, US, at the World Congress of Ophthalmology in Tokyo.
  • 04/03/2014 - 10:08 Caucasian boys show highest prevalence of colour blindness among preschoolers A study of colour blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has found that caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with one in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that colour blindness, or colour vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of colour blindness than boys. The study is published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • 04/02/2014 - 12:48 Economic impact of eye diseases The National Vision Coalition in the Republic of Ireland is calling for immediate implementation of a national vision strategy following the launch of a study into the economic impact of four eye diseases. The call to action was made at the launch of the Economic Cost and Burden of Eye Diseases and Preventable Blindness in Ireland report which states that up to €76 million could be saved annually if early intervention is prioritised .
  • 02/18/2014 - 12:27 New micro­incision IOL yields promising results The new Micro­incision Incise™ IOL™(Bausch and Lomb) provides good visual outcomes and good capsular stability, Antonio Toso MD Bassiano Hospital, Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy Italy, told the 18th ESCRS Winter Meeting in Ljubjana, Slovenia.
  • 02/18/2014 - 12:24 New technique to use IOLs as drug delivery systems An innovative process using supercritical fluid technologies offers the potential for the impregnation of IOLs with steroids and antibiotics, said Elisabeth Badens PhD, Aix Marseille University, France.
  • 02/18/2014 - 12:22 Poster prize winners 18th ESCRS winter Meeting A re-examination of autorefraction after cataract surgery and the results achieved with small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) were the topics of the winning poster in the cataract and refractive categories respectively in the poster competition at the 18th ESCRS winter Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 02/15/2014 - 11:46 CXL and intracorneal ring segment combo provides good long-term results ICR implanted using femtosecond laser and crosslinking in keratoconus patients is a safe and effective procedure with long-term stability and has a good impact on corneal biomechanics, said Moones Abdalla MD, Roaya Vision Centre Alexandria, Egypt.
  • 02/15/2014 - 11:41 Special precautions needed in eyes with weak zonules Weak zonules can lead to disasters for both experienced and novice surgeons if they fail to take certain precautions, said Khiun Tjia MD, Zwolle, the Netherlands.
  • 02/15/2014 - 11:39 Eye trauma requires urgent repair,then reconstruction In most cases of traumatised eyes, surgeons need to perform primary anterior and posterior segment surgeries for the repair of the injuries followed by reconstructive surgery as early as possible, said Faruk Nisic MD, Eye Clinic, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 02/15/2014 - 11:33 Slovenia welcomes delegates to 18th ESCRS Winter Meeting Addressing the ESCRS Winter Meeting in Ljubljana, president of the ESCRS, Roberto Bellucci, said he was delighted to welcome delegates as this was the first time that an ESCRS meeting had taken place in Slovenia. “We are very pleased to be working with our friends and colleagues from the Slovenian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons [SSCRS],” said Dr Bellucci, “and I would like to give special thanks to Dr Vladimir Pfeifer and Dr Marko Hawlina for their assistance and encouragement,” he said.

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