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2015

2015

Intraoperative wavefront aberrometry measurements of refraction in the aphakic stage of a cataract procedure show good reproducibility, but good measurements are only possible in about half of attempts and the range of error appears to be too large to be used in a clinical setting, according to the results of a study presented by Jan O Huelle MD at the XXXII Congress of the ESCRS in London.

Secondary intraocular lens (IOL) procedures with modern surgical techniques can provide visual improvements in most patients, although ocular comorbidities double the risk of a poor visual outcome, suggests a long-term retrospective study.

The lymphatic system appears to play a hitherto unappreciated role in aqueous outflow, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for glaucoma, Professor Neeru Gupta, Chief of Glaucoma at the University of Toronto, Canada, told a session of the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo.

Talented young ophthalmologists are invited to take part in ESASO’s international postgraduate modules.

A home monitoring device could prove a useful ally in detecting the development of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) at an earlier stage than current standard of care approaches, and ultimately lead to better preservation of visual acuity at the time of CNV detection, according to Usha Chakravarthy MD.

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