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Fluidics play an important part in phacoemulsification and should be understood clearly by 

the beginner surgeon. Flow and vacuum both attract pieces towards the probe whereas 

phaco power repels pieces. 

FLUID INFLOW: Fluid enters the anterior chamber (AC) from the infusion bottle. This flow 

The founder of the Barraquer family of ophthalmologists was José Antonio Barraquer Roviralta (1852-1924), who graduated from medical studies at the University of Barcelona in 1877 and became a PhD in Madrid. 
He then devoted himself to studying histology and collaborated with Santiago Ramón y Cajal. His many histological studies contributed to topographical anatomy and histopathological studies, mostly based on eye injuries.

Good prognosis for macular hole fellow eyes 

Unpredictability will remain a feature of highly individualised photoablative laser refractive treatments until more reliable means become available to evaluate patients’ preoperative vision, their cornea’s biomechanical properties and the likely effects of corneal epithelium healing on the refractive outcome, said Michael Mrochen PhD, Zurich, Switzerland.

Japan’s sometimes troubled relationship with refractive surgery suffered another complication following the release of a government report critical of LASIK.

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 A review of the Swedish National Cataract Register shows about four per cent of patients in 2012 and 5.5 per cent in 2013 received 2nd-eye cataract surgery without a discernible clinical indication.

A convergence of mobile and cloud-computing technology with new diagnostic techniques for glaucoma has the potential to greatly improved access to expert clinical opinion for glaucoma patients in remote parts of the world, and their capabilities will only expand as the technology improves, according to presentations at the 11th Congress of the European Society of Glaucoma in Nice.

The possibility that the incidence of herpes zoster-related disease may be increasing is focusing attention on the value of prevention using the herpes zoster vaccine (Zostavax), according to Marc Labetoulle MD.
Dr Labetoulle, professor of ophthalmology, Hôpital Bicêtre, University of Paris-Sud, Paris, France, provided an update on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) at the 5th EuCornea Congress in London.

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