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Haag-Streit Surgical says that new technical features will enhance the intraoperative OCT system.“A number of recent innovations have made handling easier and simplified the surgical workflow,” said a Haag-Streit spokesman. “The intraoperative optical coherence tomography (or iOCTTM) allows the surgeon to directly assess structures within the tissue while performing the surgical operation.

The recently published EURETINA guidelines (Schmidt-Erfurth et al, BJO 2014; 98: 1144-1167) provide comprehensive recommendations for the diagnosis and management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This includes a comprehensive discussion of diagnostic procedures, including fluorescein angiography, autofluorescence imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

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OK, so I’ll go ahead and plan your cataract surgery,” I said to my patient, a friendly woman of about 75 years old. She nodded in agreement.

Two vitreoretinal surgeons debated the role of surgery in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) during the Amsterdam Retina Debate at the 14th EURETINA Congress in London.

Topography-guided and wavefront-guided customised laser treatments complement each other well in the customised treatment of irregular corneas, according to Michael C Knorz MD, University Hospital Mannheim, Germany.
“Topography-guided ablations perform best in the regularisation of highly irregular surfaces, and wavefront-guided ablations perform best in the correction of smaller irregularities and in the fine-tuning of the refractive result,” Dr Knorz told the XXXII Congress of the ESCRS in London. 

Compared with the rapid adoption of DSAEK (Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty), corneal surgeons are still struggling with the decision of whether or not to adopt DMEK (Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty). Speaking at the 5th EuCornea Congress in London, Sadeer B Hannush MD described how he finally decided to include DMEK in his practice.

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