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Face down positioning provides no benefit following macular hole surgery, the latest findings from an Australian multicentre prospective study suggest.


Different genetic polymorphisms appear to be associated with different phenotypes of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), according to a study presented by José Cunha-Vaz MD at the 14th EURETINA Congress in London.

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Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is safe and effective for use in combination with non-penetrating deep sclerectomy in glaucoma patients, Prof Svetlana Anisimova, Moscow, Russia, told the XXXII Congress of the ESCRS in London. 
In a case comparison study, vacuum docking during the femtosecond laser step did not raise intraocular pressure (IOP) excessively, and complication rates and visual outcomes were similar to patients undergoing conventional phacoemulsification.

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In the ongoing debate over which endothelial keratoplasty procedure corneal surgeons should perform, Massimo Busin MD is taking the middle ground.

NIDEK has launched the Retina Scan Duo Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) with a high definition OCT and fundus camera in one compact system.

Targeted retinal photocoagulation (TRP) seems to offer a safe and potentially less traumatic approach to the treatment of retinal ischaemia in diabetic retinopathy and venous occlusive eye diseases, according to a study presented at the 14th EURETINA Congress in London.

While posterior capsule rupture remains one of the most common significant intraoperative complications during cataract surgery, the risk can be reduced if a proper strategy is put in place, especially in ophthalmology training settings, according to Oliver Findl MD.

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